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Old 09-29-2014, 01:23 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Where they continue to build apartments and condos to keep up with demand. Sometimes I wonder where all the people come from. The Union Station area is basically an entire urban neighborhood that has been recently built. If no one desired an "urban lifestyle", then no one would be building all this housing downtown.
So I just read all your responses to several of my posts over the past few days. Since I'm at work ( lunch) and on my phone, I'll take this one. My post was a response to wburg's snide comment about people who haven't been in the downtown of a big city since 1985. I have no doubt he was referring to me as he thinks I'm a troglodyte. Sorry guys, I do get out occasionally.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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So I just read all your responses to several of my posts over the past few days. Since I'm at work ( lunch) and on my phone, I'll take this one. My post was a response to wburg's snide comment about people who haven't been in the downtown of a big city since 1985. I have no doubt he was referring to me as he thinks I'm a troglodyte. Sorry guys, I do get out occasionally.
I don't get the feeling that people in suburban Denver avoid downtown (as they seem to do in Kansas City, for instance). It's a nice downtown with a lot going on.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I don't get the feeling that people in suburban Denver avoid downtown (as they seem to do in Kansas City, for instance). It's a nice downtown with a lot going on.
Very true, I was impressed with Denver's downtown when I was there.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Very true, I was impressed with Denver's downtown when I was there.
It's coming along nicely! I went to Portland a couple years ago, just because I had some air miles and had never been there. I stayed downtown and really liked it too. Especially being able to hop on the train for free.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It's coming along nicely! I went to Portland a couple years ago, just because I had some air miles and had never been there. I stayed downtown and really liked it too. Especially being able to hop on the train for free.
Unfortunately the fareless square is now gone.
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Again, one of the mistakes you're making here is associating gentrification with urban areas. As an example, check out this article about Fairfield County, Connecticut. It's a suburban area, but has continued to gentrify due to real estate appreciation. As a result the number of young adults (those aged 24-34) and very young children has fallen through the floor. The fall has been higher in more expensive towns, and lower in less-expensive ones. The prices are simply too high for young adults (who don't have accumulated capital from previously owned homes) to buy in. As the article notes, the median age in some of the most desired towns with the best school districts is higher than 45 - which is older than some retirement communities in Florida!

I did not state anything about "urban" gentrification. My observation is not a "mistake".
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Where they continue to build apartments and condos to keep up with demand. Sometimes I wonder where all the people come from. The Union Station area is basically an entire urban neighborhood that has been recently built. If no one desired an "urban lifestyle", then no one would be building all this housing downtown.

And talking to the developers and realtors, these newer projects are attracting a good mix of buyers and tenants, from 20s to 70s. It used to be a hard sell to get retired folks into urban projects that were not 55+ specific. But many boomers have done the suburban McMansion with a big yard and are ready for the many options of urban living, including no yard maintenance.
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