A Great Read – The End of the Suburbs

Found this to be a great read and had to ask myself is “Gwinnett’s big 3 cities;  Lawrenceville,Dacula and Duluth a suburb of Metro Atlanta or are Buford, Suwanee, Sugar Hill the Suburbs of Gwinnett’s Big 3  ? ” Gwinnett has long been known for it’s spiral and until recently that trend had slowed. So over the next 5 years will we see Gwinnett continue to move outward or is it The End of the Suburbs ?

The END of the Suburbs

The END of the Suburbs

Here’s a heads-up tip for a thought-provoking read: The END of the Suburbs, Where the American Dream is Moving, by Leigh Gallagher

A few highlights from the Introduction:

  • “After fifty years of outward migration, we’re starting to move in the other direction.”
  • “Since 2000, building activity has picked up in cities and showed down in suburbs.”
  • “As poverty has invaded the suburbs, wealth has rushed back into cities.If you’ve visited New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, or just about any other American city lately, you don’t need more proof that they are booming.”
  • “….studies show that when millennials [those born between 1977 and 1995] do leave their parents’ homes, they don’t want anything to do with the kinds of suburbs they grew up in.”

With chapters titled, “The Great Urban Exodus,” The Urban Burbs,” “The End of the Nuclear Family,” and “Where the Wealth is Moving” among others, it’s an easy book to pick up and delve into.

The END of the Suburbs by Leigh Gallagher will be fascinating read, and I expect it will give me insights which I can put to use to better understand the needs and wants of my clients.


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