Welcome to Bigelow, just named Simolay's City of the Year.
EDITOR'S NOTE: New to Simtropolis posting, I am clueless as to how to post pictures properly. What you see is a relatively tiny shot of Bigelow Mansion, the historic home of city founder J.L. Bigelow. If anyone could tell me how to post pictures full-size, and put them where I want them within the text, such assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Bigelow is a city of approximatey 30,000. Just north of the regional capital of Virginia City, Bigelownians can enjoy all the cultural venues and activites the capital has to offer without suffering any of its big city problems.
As a mecca for high-priced lawyers (it is considered the legal capital of Condorosa) and tony financiers, perhaps the most stunning aspect of Bigelow is its wealth. The average family income is a whopping $200K a year! There are twice as many high-income jobs as low-and-middle income vocations combined. And with more good jobs than there are residents, Bigelow sees plenty of commuters daily from surrounding areas.
Regional government officials and independent surveys rate Bigelow's quality of life excellent in virtually all areas -- including public safety, healthcare facilities, schools, parks-and-recreational activities. The only significant chronic complaint is traffic, the bane of urban existence, which is occasionally heavy but generally flows smoothly.
The tax burden -- 7.9% for most entities -- is approximately 12% lower than the national average.
Pictures to come, when the tech-challenged editorial staff receives proper assistance.