Smarts? We got ’em.

One of the many perks of selling Silicon Valley real estate is that you get to meet really smart people, and finally someone else has noticed that you guys are really smart.

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America’s Smartest Cities, posted on Forbes by Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill, validates the brainpower of the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metro (aka Silicon Valley) and “its urban annex”, the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro, (aka the metro with a real identity problem).  Kotkin and Schill say that Silicon Valley has seen the third-highest gain in educated people nationally since 2000, while the San Francisco metro comes in eighth on their list, with both “making heavy additions to an already high concentration of educated residents”.

The smart metros are getting smarter.

Kotkin and Schill make an interesting point that should probably be posted on high-quality vinyl banners in all three of our major airports:  “You do not want to come to the Bay Area today without a high-paying job requiring a good college degree if you expect to live a middle-class lifestyle”.

Funny, that’s what I’ve been thinking.

copyright © John Fyten 2015


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