When is a Suburb Not a Suburb?
Scott is moving from suburban Sacramento to Denver, and is choosing where to live based partly on his own desire for a more urban life and partly on the needs of perceived safety and good schools for his daughter.
He writes, "Our choice of location within the Denver area seems to support a national trend that was much discussed at the recent Urban Land Institute Summit/ Spring Council Forum in Boston; namely, that the vast majority of population growth in U.S. urban regions will occur not in downtown cores, but in suburbs, and of those, most notably the close-in suburbs exuding an urban feel."
One commenter writes, "I'm not sure why there has to be a "debate" between metro or suburban living. The type of environment people choose to live in is a personal choice."