Yeah, the whole thing definitely doesn't pull together all the ERE aspects, but still..a good article compared to what you usually see in the mainstream media..
Why am I in love with an urban area?
Well, that's where my job is. And that job is the way I'm working on building my assets enough to have something to invest. I hope to live in a vibrant small town some day down the road, but trying to jump there immediately is a recipe for disaster..from my experience.
I think my higher salary in the urban area will more than offset the higher rents in the near term..