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Old 07-09-2015, 01:39 AM
 
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Most older millennials that I know either got rich enough to stay in NYC or SF or moved to a different, cheaper city like Atlanta or Minneapolis. Actually A LOT of people moved from the bay area to Portland. A handful moved to LA back in 2008 when you could still buy a house in Eagle Rock for $300K.

I don't know anyone who has literally "moved to the suburbs."

I do know a lot of younger millennials who grew up in the suburbs and stayed in the suburbs. I am from a small town so there are a lot of small town lifers too.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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Most older millennials that I know either got rich enough to stay in NYC or SF or moved to a different, cheaper city like Atlanta or Minneapolis. Actually A LOT of people moved from the bay area to Portland. A handful moved to LA back in 2008 when you could still buy a house in Eagle Rock for $300K.

I don't know anyone who has literally "moved to the suburbs."

I do know a lot of younger millennials who grew up in the suburbs and stayed in the suburbs. I am from a small town so there are a lot of small town lifers too.
You have got to be kidding me. You may want to consider broadening your circle of friends. Most of my colleagues in alternative asset management have the means to stay in Manhattan but all exit stage left when the second child comes along. You do realize that suburban population growth continues to exceed urban population growth?

Census: Suburbs Grow, City Growth Slows
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You have got to be kidding me. You may want to consider broadening your circle of friends. Most of my colleagues in alternative asset management have the means to stay in Manhattan but all exit stage left when the second child comes along. You do realize that suburban population growth continues to exceed urban population growth?

Census: Suburbs Grow, City Growth Slows
One could also argue that suburbs are technically becoming more urban in the sense that they are getting more dense.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:05 AM
 
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One could also argue that suburbs are technically becoming more urban in the sense that they are getting more dense.
True, here in Texas you'd be surprised by a lot of our "suburbs", to be quite honest some are being planned out more urbanized and organized than our city centers(although they require commute if you are wanting to work within the suburb via car).

The Woodlands, Texas is urban, pedestrian friendly, and located outside of Houston with its own mini-skyline.

Plano, Texas is rapidly urbanizing having more apartments being built, shops being constructed together with residential, basically mixed zoning.

Southlake, Texas is wealthy and a result of sprawl, but luckily their city center got planned out and is pedestrian friendly, with a mix of an outlet mall, townhouses, government buildings, parks, multi level parking garages, restaurants, bars, movies, etc. (The outside of it and the city center is dependent on car traffic for business though)

There are plenty of others, but these "suburbs" are becoming more urban, and dense over time, and depending on how they are planned.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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I think they'll migrate to suburbs, but not the postwar auto-oriented sprawling ones. They might move to dense, walkable streetcar or railroad suburbs. Also, as cities' tax bases improve, schools might improve as well, attracting families to the city.
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Old 07-16-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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I think that the cul de sacs will continue to exist much as they are now. Probably because they don't lend themselves to retro fitting as easily as a grid of streets.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:41 AM
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True, here in Texas you'd be surprised by a lot of our "suburbs", to be quite honest some are being planned out more urbanized and organized than our city centers(although they require commute if you are wanting to work within the suburb via car).

The Woodlands, Texas is urban, pedestrian friendly, and located outside of Houston with its own mini-skyline.

Plano, Texas is rapidly urbanizing having more apartments being built, shops being constructed together with residential, basically mixed zoning.

Southlake, Texas is wealthy and a result of sprawl, but luckily their city center got planned out and is pedestrian friendly, with a mix of an outlet mall, townhouses, government buildings, parks, multi level parking garages, restaurants, bars, movies, etc. (The outside of it and the city center is dependent on car traffic for business though)

There are plenty of others, but these "suburbs" are becoming more urban, and dense over time, and depending on how they are planned.
Plano? Isn't that just certain sections? If you go along Coit Road, you have miles and miles of nothing but dark red brick doctor's boxes.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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Here in NYC, plenty of older milleneals with families moving into the outer boroughs and upper Manhattan for more space at a lower price versus the CBD.

There are also younger milleneals that move into areas like Bushwick, Brooklyn to begin with rather than the CBD.

Then there are those that maintain in the core.

And longstanding in outer borough/upper Manhattan neighborhoods.

NYC is a unique case though.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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You have got to be kidding me. You may want to consider broadening your circle of friends. Most of my colleagues in alternative asset management have the means to stay in Manhattan but all exit stage left when the second child comes along. You do realize that suburban population growth continues to exceed urban population growth?

Census: Suburbs Grow, City Growth Slows
You may want to read the article. It clearly states that urban growth is higher than suburban.
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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What happens?

This:


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