Making Money Building Housing For Seniors

Shifting demographics have made building housing for wealthy seniors in Southern California cities profitable.

September 21, 2000, 1:00 PM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Rather than looking for large stretches of undeveloped land far from city centers, many builders are turning to so-called infill sites--small parcels of vacant land in otherwise fully developed communities, or existing properties that can be razed or renovated. Experts say seniors, often empty-nesters, are opting for these new living quarters because they want to move out of homes that have become too large for them but they want to remain close to their old neighborhoods. "

Thanks to Chris Steins

Thursday, September 21, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times


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