Leaving The City For A Second Home

More and more Americans are purchasing second homes outside of urban boundaries and relocating.
November 25, 2001, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"As city-dwellers snap up rural homes, experts wonder if vacation retreats of the early 21st century will become the equivalent of bomb shelters in the 1950s... While hardly a mass migration from America's cities, real estate agents in outlying areas from California to the Hamptons are reporting a surge in interest from urban dwellers intent on finding a safe haven from terror in the skies and in the mail. It's a phenomenon that has left experts wondering if vacation retreats of the early 21st century will become the equivalent of bomb shelters in the 1950s."

Thanks to Steve R. Smith, AICP

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Published on Saturday, November 24, 2001 in The Christian Science Monitor
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