A Return to the Suburbs?

Washington Post: “During the housing bubble, Americans moved in droves to the exurbs, to newly paved subdivisions on what was once rural land. Far-out suburbs had some of the fastest population growth in the country in the early 2000s, fueled by cheap housing and easy mortgages.”

“New Census data, though, suggests that eight years after the housing crash, Americans are starting to move back there again … The exurbs are now again growing faster than more urban places, according to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey.”

“That picture doesn’t mean that more Americans now live in exurbs than what Frey calls the “urban core,” nor that cities are even shrinking. It means, rather, that the most urban counties are now growing more slowly than counties containing the far-out suburbs.”

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