the Way We Live
become an expert resource for buyers and sellers by tuning into the forward-thinking
trends that design and architectural pros are buzzing about.
While suburbia isn’t dead or dying, it’s clear that a groundswell of home buyers is
heading downtown. For some, that means a dense urban metropolis like New York
or Chicago where work, home, and retail are at their doorstep. But for others, what’s
appealing is a suburb with a downtown core that offers walkability such as Highland
Park, Ill., or Clayton, Mo. Even a more rural outpost like bucolic Red Hook, N. Y., with
its robust town center, fits the bill.
The common denominator: People of all ages are tired of their car-centric
lives and care less about square footage than finding a home in a location that’s
compatible with their interests and values, says Bruce D. Snider, a building designer
and architectural writer based in Belfast, Maine.
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