Someone Better Tell the Met Council Planners: Millennials Moving to the Suburbs in Droves for Better Schools and Bigger Houses
Uh-oh. Someone at the “density is destiny” crowd in Minneapolis and at the Met Council that millennials may not be the lovers of urban living they have been chalked up to be. As, millennials marry later and have kids later, it may prolong their stay in the cities, but it appears that once they start having children they prioritize the larger spaces, more-affordable housing, and better schools found in the suburbs.
The story posted below originally appeared in Axios.
For years, an unwavering certitude of industry, think tanks, demographers, policy-makers and city planners everywhere has been that humanity is moving to the city: We just needed to figure out how to house, employ and feed everyone in a condensed space.
Yes, but: As more and more millennials marry and have children, that presumption is coming under scrutiny.