Family Growth in Downtowns by @bradleycalvert1

Recently the Associated Press ran a story on parents seeking to maintain an urban lifestyle for their families. Primarily focused on a few of us families in Seattle the article talks about more families choosing to remain in the city, particularly Downtowns. “We seem to be closing the child gap.” The growth of families in urban areas such as Seattle has been defying decades long trends of families exiting to more suburban communities. While we are all aware of the growth our urban cores have made in recent years, the growth in families is more indicative of how these cities have transitioned from central business districts to neighborhoods. Neighborhoods whose livability is defined by more than coffee shops and trendy shops. They are becoming attractive places to raise families. “We drank the Kool-Aid. We thought once we got married, we had to buy a house in the suburb.” E...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1059251

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