“..Suburbs are so 20th century.
Here’s why so many of us are moving back downtown.
Just after the close of World War II, the last Great Migration in the United States — the move from the city to the new suburbs — began to emerge -
- fueled by new roads, low congestion, and modest energy costs.
It was a new beginning, a chance to shake off the past, and it came complete with the promise of more privacy, more safety, and easier financing.
Not surprisingly Americans bought in.
After that it didn’t take long for the preferred retailers to do likewise -
- abandoning the city and following their customers to the suburbs.
The suburban single family home on a large lot became synonymous with the American Dream…”
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