Lol wrong. Go to any small to midsized town in america and you’ll see mansions everywhere. There’s plenty of wealth, it’s just different. Much easier to start a business, less red tape, less taxes, lower COL. Also if you can work remote then there’s a huge arbitrage opportunity there.
“Move to the big city is how you get ahead with career and money” is Scott Galloway tier dog shit advice. The average person in the country is a poor bloke, but the average person in the city is also poor as shit. If you’re business minded you can make it anywhere in America.
Difference is if you’re a college grad and go someplace mid sized you’ll have enough saved to start a family, own a home, etc by late 20s. Meanwhile do the same in nyc or Chicago and you’ll just be broke complaining on Reddit or Twitter all day, unless you are top 1% and go the banking route or something else like that