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Old 03-23-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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This shouldn’t be surprising but the comments on that article were incredibly racist
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Old 03-23-2018, 11:33 PM
 
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It's a right-wing site.

Basically baby boomers are getting priced out of central cities. Nobody live there anymore because they're too popular. And so on.
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Old 03-24-2018, 01:10 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I'm not sure if the urban yuppie thing is really an East Coast/California trend.

Here in Louisiana many millennials still aspire to the traditional American Dream with the single family suburban home in a gated community kind of thing and most people around here still prefer to drive to work. I'm technically a millennial and I would rather see Baton Rouge's freeway system upgraded than have more mass transit. I also practically demand cheap gas and free parking and widely available parking. And I absolutely need a house with lots of open land.

I also know plenty of rural millennials in places like West Virginia and rural Louisiana who absolutely will not live in a big city. And to many people in WV, Charleston or Morgantown are considered big cities.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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True article for once. In the last couple of years almost everyone I know has left the city for the exurbs. I knew the 2017 census figures were going to support the facts. City cores aren't that great unless you can afford the $300,000 cost for a house and the high taxes that go with it. The burbs are becoming more walkable and convenient. It's easier to drive 5 min to a restaurant than have to wait for a bus IF the busline is scheduled for that day and time. I have been living in big cities almost my entire life. They ain't all that.

Before you judge - I'm mixed race.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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True article for once. In the last couple of years almost everyone I know has left the city for the exurbs. I knew the 2017 census figures were going to support the facts. City cores aren't that great unless you can afford the $300,000 cost for a house and the high taxes that go with it. The burbs are becoming more walkable and convenient. It's easier to drive 5 min to a restaurant than have to wait for a bus IF the busline is scheduled for that day and time. I have been living in big cities almost my entire life. They ain't all that.

Before you judge - I'm mixed race.
300K houses? Maybe for a studio or one bedroom apartment in cities like NYC, DC, Boston, Philly, SF, LA, San Diego, Seattle and Portland.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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300K houses? Maybe for a studio or one bedroom apartment in cities like NYC, DC, Boston, Philly, SF, LA, San Diego, Seattle and Portland.
Most cities are less expensive than those
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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This is anecdotal but I'm always confused when I read these articles, as a millennial, almost everyone I know from high school and college all now live in major cities, Chicago, DC, NYC and Boston. A few I think are in NC and Richmond but that's about it. Obviously not all but I'd say most.

I think large cities will always attract millennials because that's where the big and most innovative jobs are.
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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If the two largest generations in US history we’re rejecting cities, they’d be a lot less crowded and expensive.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:22 AM
 
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300K houses? Maybe for a studio or one bedroom apartment in cities like NYC, DC, Boston, Philly, SF, LA, San Diego, Seattle and Portland.
300k gets a decent house in 95% of US cities, and it will get you a decent 2br condo in many of the more expensive cities.

Philly: https://www.redfin.com/PA/Philadelph...m_content=link

DC: https://www.redfin.com/DC/Washington...m_content=link

Chicago: https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/48...m_content=link

Gentrified Harlem, NYC: https://www.redfin.com/NY/New-York/5...m_content=link

The NY and DC examples are exceptions to the rule, but Philly and Chicago are not.
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