Posted on March 04, 2010 6:13 AM
Boomers, millennials look for walkable places
According to an article in the Washington Post from February 28, "The nation's two largest groups -- baby boomers shedding their houses as they become empty nesters and millennials reaching their 30s and moving into their own homes -- largely prefer densely populated, walkable communities."
"Urban planners project that 86 percent of the growth in new households will be single people or couples without children at home -- and neither group wants to live in remote suburbs or in houses surrounded by big lawns."
"'People want to live near culture and with bars and restaurants right outside their doors,' said the director of planning and zoning for the city of Alexandria. 'We're not abandoning the suburbs, but we're providing more choices."