Leaving New Jersey: The Hunt for Affordable Housing

Residents of New Jersey are migrating to Atlanta, Florida, and even the Bronx in search of affordable housing choices.

"A quest for affordable housing is driving an increasing number of young people, families and empty nesters from the New York suburbs to destinations near and far, a review of migration data by The New York Times shows."

"Increasing numbers of residents are emigrating to more affordable suburbs and cities around the country, especially to central and northern Florida. Indeed, the rate of migration from the New Jersey suburbs to the Orlando area is up 80 percent over 1996. And these days, the migration is not dominated by retirees, who historically had headed to such coastal retirement destinations as St. Petersburg, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach."

Thanks to Cate Brandt Ryba

Full Story: An Exodus Driven by Home Prices


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.