After a zoning issue was put to rest due to the hardship it would cause on "those with fixed income" I began to wonder... how did it come to be that most of our small towns are populated with elderly people? It may seem obvious on the surface but let's dig a bit deeper.
We hear some statements frequently; young people want to move to a large city, educated people want to move to a big city for jobs, but people come back to small towns to raise a family, etc. When people have children and move back to a small town we assume they are in their 20/30s. Where are these new residents working if their jobs are all located in larger cities? Is there an increase in educated-jobs in small towns? If that's the case, why don't' they move away once the kids are grown and they are retired?