in 1955, three wealthy developers decided to take the risk of building a city on the island of st. anthony’s isle. they had a goal: to create a “perfect” city by combining the traits of some of the country’s finest attractions, while also creating a culture of their own. they took an island that had been in ruins for over ten years and made it into something that society considered paradisal. it had affordable yet luxurious homes, an unemployment rate of only 2.45%, and a certain southern appeal stemming from the mainland of north carolina. for a short amount of time, st. anthony’s was the united states’ precious little secret.
however, that didn’t last very long.
the population of the island skyrocketed after positive word of the city spread throughout the country. people began to flock, and as more and more people began to move in, the billionaires that founded the city struggled to develop things properly. they were forced to build onto the city so that they could make room for the increasing population, and this led to certain sections of st. anthony’s being neglected. a corrupt underbelly formed, and the once “perfect” city had slowly but surely transformed into your typical urbanized area.
it is now 2012. some citizens continue to cling onto their southern roots, while others have embraced the urbanization. st. anthony’s is one of the hottest spots in the country, but it’s also known for its intimidating social ladder. the residents of this island live on dumpsters and heirlooms, and make no mistake: people will do anything for a bit of status.