The stuff in the middle of the sandwich is just as meaning full as the outside breads and that is true, too, of the United States. For way too long the country has defined itself by the East Coast, West Coast or the Mythological West.
I'm not alone in planning to migrate in. Even native-born coastal residents are realizing the wonder and blue-sky life in the middle of the country.
Thanks to Jill at Business of Life for the link to the WSJ article on the Realignment of America where immigrants are moving into the big cities and Americans moving out.
According to the article:
The nation's center of gravity is shifting: Dallas is now larger than San Francisco, Houston is now larger than Detroit, Atlanta is now larger than Boston, Charlotte is now larger than Milwaukee. State capitals that were just medium-sized cities dominated by government employees in the 1950s--Sacramento, Austin, Raleigh, Nashville, Richmond--are now booming centers of high-tech and other growing private-sector businesses. San Antonio has more domestic than immigrant inflow even though the border is only three hours' drive away. The Interior Boomtowns generated 38% of the nation's population growth in 2000-06.