“As Phoenix grew at an alarming rate, due to many tech companies relocating to the area and the ever growing demographic called “senior citizens” who are drawn to the area because of the weather, the valley needed affordable suburban homes. The farming industry at the edge of town simply saw a crop of track homes to be more prosperous than another crop of alfalfa or corn. As my sisters, also made this move into the suburbs, a move many American strive for, I was shocked to see how quickly the “American Dream” had shifted from the time of my grandparents, when it was the search for a sustainable lifestyle working the land, to one now of cheap, homogenous housing, commuter traffic and a safe address within a gated community.”

Higley by Andrew Phelps (3/4)

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