Prices in remote towns deep in mountains are catching up with Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and college entrance exams have become an industry here.
Anhui is located in Yangtze River Delta, close to Zhejiang, Hubei and other provinces. In stone culture, 10,000 years ago, Anhui Province was an area influenced by Yangshao culture and Longshan culture. Anhui Province is also one of cradles of civilization because of relics of human activity over two million years ago found in Herringbone Cave.
Historically, Anhui merchants came from Anhui province. It originated during Song Dynasty, and its economy and culture began to spread widely like ripples.
In terms of economic level, Anhui Province is located in middle and upper reaches of country, and there are no first-tier super cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou in province, why do people want to go there? It's really incredible.
It turns out that there is such a place in Anhui Province called Maotanchang City and is located in Luan City of Anhui Province. The area of the whole town is small, only 3.5 square kilometers, and population is small, only more than 30,000 people.
However, its price is ridiculously high, and it can be compared with Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Prices in Maotanchang are several times higher than in other places, but there is a group of people who are not at all afraid of this.
He also resolutely rented a house here, although local rent is ridiculously expensive, and the rent for a small house of only over ten square meters reaches tens of thousands of yuan. But this group of people didn't even blink, rented as soon as they said, and acted energetically.
This group of people has name "Parents". Everything they do, they do for their children. The reason prices in Maotanchang are so ridiculously high is because it is home to world famous Maotanchang High School. I believe many people have heard of this high school. It is a "college entrance examination factory" that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Hengshui High School.
Many parents worship this school as a god. Maotanchang Middle School, Asia's largest college entrance examination factory, has a surprisingly high undergraduate student acceptance rate, with an undergraduate acceptance rate as high as 90% because acceptance rate of key universities in this middle school is very good.
Very many candidates can realize their dreams of prestigious schools here. There are also many repeat students who specifically come here hoping to reach a higher level through this school.
Attracted by such high attendance, many parents come here one after another. Faced with high rents, this did not stop parents' anguish. In order for their children to get into a good university, even if it comes at a high price, many parents do not hesitate to
In fact, many houses in Maotanchang are rented as single rooms, with a semester rent of up to 8,000 yuan for a small room of about 10 square meters. If conditions are better, it will cost tens of thousands of yuan. As a result, pockets of local residents have an additional profit of about 500,000 yuan every year. Thus, this small town embarked on a path called real estate wealth.
Even though price is very high, parents don't dare to complain because they don't have more options. Because they know very well that while they sell slowly, only house will soon be sold by others. Who makes this place so competitive.
The so-called desire for son to become a dragon, and daughter to become a phoenix. Maotanchang High School has entrusted too many parents with hard work and high expectations, and success or failure of college entrance examination depends on it. So even though price is close to that of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, it is still a place where many people want to go.
Due to special factor of college entrance examination, Maotanchang City also has an influx of a large number of foreigners. The migrant population is even much larger than local permanent population.
Many parents come here with their children, children go to study at Maotanchang High School, and parents live in expensive rented houses as accompanying students. There are not many vacancies in Maotanchang.
This makes it difficult for many parents to find work here. In addition to high rents for their children, they have to quit their original jobs. Some parents study with them for a year or even longer. It may even be up to three years.
After all, college entrance exam is an opportunity to turn tide against wind, and many people's lives can be rewritten here, so it's not hard for parents to yearn for this place so much. For many parents, it is extremely important that their children get into a good university.
It's not so much that parents yearn for Maotanchang City, but rather that they are looking forward to this powerful college entrance examination factory, Maotanchang High School. Every year in middle of summer, new students who fail exam and parents who have high hopes for them will be welcomed here.
With excellent reputation of Maotanchang High School, as well as constant influx of foreigners, Maotanchang's economy has also developed. Near-term home prices depend on booming college entrance exam industry, whose business logic is even inferior to that of many Tier 1 cities.
Once a backward city, due to high school college entrance exams that can work wonders, its economy has also grown. It can be said that economy of Maotanchang developed on basis of Maotanchang High School.
Of course, most important thing for parents is always education of their children. I feel sorry for hearts of parents all over world. I hope every parent who looks forward to this can get what they deserve.