Suburb to City

Suburb to City
Veda Tsai
Unlike the trends in the past most people nowadays are no longer moving to the suburbs, instead they opt for the city life. The demographics of American citizens moving to the cities are young 24 to 35 year olds and the Baby Boomer generation. Most demographers agree the for the 180 change in the young professional’s decision is mainly because of having children at a much later age, if at all, and because they can’t afford the down payment. For the Baby Boomers, they are moving back to the cities they once lived in before they had families.
Since the slow economic recovery around 2010 many young people started to hold jobs in the cities and enjoyed the benefits that came with it. In fact, they liked it so much they decided to stay there and not make the expected move to the suburbs.
This new mentality of not moving to the suburbs spread like wildfire in the minds of the new working generation and is prominent in America’s 289 out of 318 metropolitan areas. USA Today reported in March that, “ The nation's metro areas grew by about 2.3 million to 269.9 million people last year.” That is a 6.2% increase. However just north of this the exact opposite, a migration of citizens in Canada are moving to the suburbs instead.
The reasons the working generation like the city so much consists of three reasons. Cities have much more entertainment, dining and housing options and they are much closer together. This allows residents to walk instead of drive saving them much needed money. They are new and start at the bottom of the working “caste” system and can’t afford a down payment even if they wanted to move. Like most well-developed countries they fertility rate is decreasing, and child birth as well as marriage is a prompting step to move to suburban areas.
Reasons the Baby Boomers want to leave the suburbs is because they are now empty nesters, their children have gone on their own and they have no need for such large backyards or all the...