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View Poll Results: Would you raise a family in a Downtown Condo?
Yes/Tak 28 71.79%
No/Nie 11 28.21%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Would you raise your family on the 35th floor of a condo downtown or over looking a Great Lake or the ocean or maybe a river that runs through your downtown in Pittsburgh?

I hate shoveling snow, cutting grass, house upkeep and driving every where to get what I want. I want heated parking, a boat slip and everything right out my door and who wouldn't want to live waking up to the sun rising over lake Michigan or the East River every morning. Granted my kids prolly wouldn't have the standard neighborhood kids to play. Most condo owners are young professionals and empty nesters and very wealthy people so my kids might have to make friends from their school and I'm sure they would be fine hanging out with school friends. Busy streets you ask well that's what good parents do KEEP a good eye on their kids!!! Yards to play in well that's why we have Parks. Thousands of kids are raised in Manhattan and it is thought of as normal but raise your family downtown Denver or Milwaukee and you get funny looks and looked down as a bad parent that is somewhat selfish.

I would raise my family in a downtown condo would you???
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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You would be surprised. There aren't that many kids who grow up in Manhattan. Most live in the outer-boroughs or suburbs.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Thousands of kids are raised in Manhattan and it is thought of as normal but raise your family downtown Denver or Milwaukee and you get funny looks and looked down as a bad parent that is somewhat selfish.

I would raise my family in a downtown condo would you???
Only 17% of Manhattan households have children under the age of 18 living with them. A little under 25% of Manhattan residents own a car. Yes, that is right, even in Manhattan more people own a car than have children LOL. Basically, kids still aren't that common in Manhattan.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I would under the condition that my kids had access to other kids. TANaple's statement can be applied here as most of the CBD condo dwellers are young professionals, etc. You do find children in this setting, just not as many as you find in the surrounding neighborhoods and out into the suburbs. IMO the condo would be doable, but I would really prefer a more street level setting and the suburbs are not an option.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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My daughter Rachael would love how you wrote yes/no in Polish. I guess you know Polish? She was in Poland in April.

Anyway, about raising kids in the city--my mother passed away when my kids were about 9 and 14. My husband and I were thinking about moving into her apartment in midtown Manhattan. But, we decided against it because we didn't want to raise them in Manhattan.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I wouldn't raise my kids in Manhattan, there aren't a whole lot of other kids. When I have kids, I am planning to move to Brooklyn.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Would you raise a family downtown if it were like Milwaukee's downtown where you have a huge park area just east of downtown that runs along the lake providing miles of bike/hike trails and huge parks and beaches?







If it weren't for Milwaukee's "Central Park" like parks along the lakefront I might not be as inclined as I am.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I would in downtowns in euro cities, probably not u.s. cities. My strategy if having kids is probably 1-4 years old stay in the city, soon as kindergarten age then suburbs, soon as 18... back into the city.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Depends on the downtown.
I would until 6th grade comes around. You'd probably have to keep a good eye on your kid(s)- "things" are easier to get/do/happen in a city's downtown if you aren't extra careful.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Only 17% of Manhattan households have children under the age of 18 living with them. A little under 25% of Manhattan residents own a car. Yes, that is right, even in Manhattan more people own a car than have children LOL. Basically, kids still aren't that common in Manhattan.
This is good info, thanks.

]And to answer the op question. I'd vote for no
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