Sleepy Resort Towns Becoming Urban Destinations
[Updated 3-10-2016] "The affordable housing crunch and fire-breathing NIMBYism often associated with America’s rapidly gentrifying cities has reached our resort towns — from the Rocky Mountains to Northern Michigan," according to an article by Bill Bradley. "Small towns, they’re just like us!" adds Bradley.
Green lists Traverse City, Michigan; Portland, Maine; and Breckenridge, Colorado as examples of small cities facing challenges more commonly perceived as urban. The question posed by the article, and by the residents experiencing these new dynamics firsthand: "What happens when the affordable backwoods dream town turns into an urban destination?"
[The article was updated to give proper credit to the author of the Next City article.]