The new suburbia: more urban


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In the New York region and across the country, the newest generation of suburban development designed to capture Millennials has a decidedly urban feel. The trend could mean a walkable comeback for regionally linked communities that once faced the possibility of decline, Marcelle Sussman Fischler reports:

Some suburbs around New York City are becoming decidedly less suburban, as new apartment buildings and condominium communities close to mass transit help expand the downtowns of these villages and towns. Multifamily housing is also popping up near highways and main thoroughfares.

Young professionals seeking more space than they can afford in Manhattan or Brooklyn, empty nesters looking to downsize and leave the snow shoveling to others and, to a lesser extent, millennials moving out of their parents’ basements are leading the charge to a more urbanized suburbia.

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