Urban Fold

Downtowns Across The Nation Gaining Residents

Downtown living is an increasingly attractive alternative to suburban living.

"The 'in' thing in real estate used to be sprawling suburban homes with one-acre lots, picket fences and plenty of lawn to mow. But these days, many young professionals, empty-nesters and retirees across the country are either downsizing or looking for a more chic and affordable lifestyle. And they're finding it downtown."

"The number of downtown residents in the nation's largest cities is expected to grow by 2010, according to a survey by The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy and The Fannie Mae Foundation."

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