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Why this native New Yorker had to move to Alabama to achieve the ‘American dream’

A native New Yorker had to leave her home after the city’s skyrocketing cost of living had made it impossible for her to achieve the American dream of opening her own business. 

“It’s really hard to rectify this idea we’ve been sold of in the United States that you can have and do whatever you want if you work hard enough, and then living in a place where it doesn’t matter how hard you work, you’re never going to get these things,” Laura Newman, an Alabama business owner, told Fox News. “People are starting to notice that in larger cities that’s simply not possible to have both of those things.”

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Newman told Fox News Digital her friends and family keep asking when she will move back to Manhattan.

“I’m still not 100% sure I would move back even if I didn’t have the bars,” she said. “The cost of living difference is really nice. It’s hard to give that up.”

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Nikolas Lanum contributed to this report.

Megan Myers is an associate producer/writer with Fox News Digital Originals. 

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