What makes an aspirational city? This article, listing the “Hot U.S. Cities That Offer Both Jobs and Culture,” cites the following:
- 50% Economy
- 25% Quality of Life
- 25% Demographic Factors
But I like the following excerpt:
Yes, the great rule of aspirational cities is that they change over time, becoming sometimes less entrepreneurial, more expensive, and demographically stagnant. In the meantime, other cities, often once obscure, suddenly become the new magnets of opportunity.
Either way, there’s some interesting data to be had in the article, so take a peak.