...For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay put in bustling urban centers.
One of the things that I have noticed in my city, is that it is not just the 18 - 29 year olds, but also an increasing baby boom population. I think that economists are way off base here. On the other hand, our City also lost population this past census, but the urban core shot up substantially.While economists tend to believe the city boom is temporary, that is not stopping many city planning agencies and apartment developers from seeking to boost their appeal to the sizable demographic of 18-to-29-year olds.
What is it like in your cities v suburban areas? Do you see more people living in the core of downtown? What about families? What are you doing to keep the 18 to 29 year olds in the cities after they start having kids?