City Centers Expands As Residents Seek Affordable Urban Living

In Philadelphia, urban residents flock to the fringes of the urban core in search of affordable housing.
February 10, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"In a trend that is redefining the very boundaries of America's third-largest residential downtown, Ferguson and Artom-Ginzburg stepped beyond Center City's traditional borders and snapped up a $180,000 house in a less expensive neighborhood near Graduate Hospital, but an area that still rings the city's affluent core... 'It's a model for urban living, there's no question about it. Philadelphia has a pretty neat downtown, and people want to live there. It has a wonderful stock of existing and converted housing, open space, restaurants; it's walkable. It's very urbane.' "

Thanks to Richard Layman

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Published on Sunday, February 1, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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