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Old 06-28-2017, 07:56 PM
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The Selfie Vote Where Millennials Are Leading America by Kristen Soltis Anderson.

The book is mostly about politics. However, the author does discuss the living arrangements of today's young adults.

To summarize, Millenials aren't much creating new suburban house holds. Because they can't afford it. For their generation the economy sucks.

Many Millenials live in some form of shared housing, to cope with expenses. And are tending to move to the urban areas of relatively affordable metropolitan areas.

The assumption may be that Millennials will flock to the suburbs to raise families-but will they be able to afford to?
This is so much stereotyping.

"Like most of America, the millennials are far more suburban, more dispersed and less privileged than what one sees on shows such as “Girls” or read about in accounts in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Reality is often more complex, and less immediately compelling, than the preferred media narrative."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkot.../#70d831151804


"When it comes to trying to get inside the head of millennials, don't buy the buzz about the "don't own" economy.

The success of start-ups like Netflix, Spotify and Uber have led to predictions that future Americans will choose not to own and drastically shape the future consumer society. But when it comes to big purchases — the kind that can be very good or very bad financial decisions — millennnials are not that different than past generations."

Millennial money myths: The truth about homes, cars and ownership

It is true that Mills are doing more shared housing; however, I attribute some of that to couples living together prior to marriage. It seems most couples do that these days.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexand.../#224cdd266ce2

ETA: There was a thread about Millennials v Boomers on the Denver forum today. It got locked.
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:10 PM
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Can't find an appropriate thread by there have been discussions on whether the 1930s had home building.



Los Angeles is likely atypical and had more than most
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:36 PM
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Can't find an appropriate thread by there have been discussions on whether the 1930s had home building.



Los Angeles is likely atypical and had more than most
Yes, weren't there a lot of defense jobs there in WWII?

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Old 07-15-2017, 05:45 PM
 
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Be careful of group think. If you've read the book, The Big Sort: Why The Clustering of Like Minded America is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop, you know people are self sorting themselves in to neighborhoods where people think just like they do, like the same things they like, vote the same way they vote. If you talk to each other you think everyone has the same preferences you have, thinks the same way you do and can't understand people who live maybe 40 miles away and don't because you don't know anyone like that. Think of the US election maps by County. There are very few counties up for grabs these days compared to just a few decades ago. People are moving to places where others think just like they do (self-sorting).

The point is (for this thread) not everyone wants to live in a walkable neighborhood in an urban area and wouldn't even if it was cheaper.

Also and unrelated, there has been chatter about redrawing/redefining metro areas to incorporate some of the suburbs. Why? For cities to get their hands on suburban money for their inner cities.
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Old 07-15-2017, 06:00 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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ive never really thought about living in a city. It would be cool, I could never afford it. I've only lived in the outer suburbs or in the country
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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Be careful of group think. If you've read the book, The Big Sort: Why The Clustering of Like Minded America is Tearing Us Apart by Bill Bishop, you know people are self sorting themselves in to neighborhoods where people think just like they do, like the same things they like, vote the same way they vote. If you talk to each other you think everyone has the same preferences you have, thinks the same way you do and can't understand people who live maybe 40 miles away and don't because you don't know anyone like that. Think of the US election maps by County. There are very few counties up for grabs these days compared to just a few decades ago. People are moving to places where others think just like they do (self-sorting).

The point is (for this thread) not everyone wants to live in a walkable neighborhood in an urban area and wouldn't even if it was cheaper.

Also and unrelated, there has been chatter about redrawing/redefining metro areas to incorporate some of the suburbs. Why? For cities to get their hands on suburban money for their inner cities.
Well yes and no. i Absolutely agree with you that people are more likely to move somewhere where they can be surrounded by people who share more commonalities than not especially when you are talking about the part of town (suburb vs city vs other suburb).

However I think many people of different backgrounds, walks of life, etc. share a common desire for living in certain areas that offer a certain benefit important to them.

For example, the new urban cores and gentrified city centers attracts two very different key demographics: boomers and millennials. While they very well might have different beliefs, outlooks, etc. they both share the desire to want to live in an urban core (generalizing here).

The same can be said for the suburbs where millennials who are single, no kids, etc. are seeking a more affordable housing option while a family of four is still drawn to the suburbs for the big yard and good schools.
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:38 AM
 
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Without going overboard in only overly busy roads. Imagine if you are a home owner or residential dweller just wanting peace and quiet. Having your own private exclusive abode just far enough away from these heavy activity pedestrian or transportation pathways is undeniable first order of vital. Never sacrificing on people’s own quality of life this way while maintaining those standards is realistically possible at least.
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