Most Major Metros Are Becoming More Suburban

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May 23, 2017

Of the nation’s 51 largest metro areas, the average neighborhood density rose in 10 but fell in 41 since 2010.

The New York Times reports that low housing inventory, bigger price increase, and overall affordability has pushed people away from urban areas and out toward the suburbs.

Metros such as Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Raleigh, and Tampa became less dense since the beginning of the decade, while Seattle, Chicago, New York City, and Charlotte became more dense.

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