Sprawling Suburbs and McMansions Are Back and Better Than Ever

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Growth in core cities outpacing that of the suburbs occurred only in six of the nation’s metro areas

December 11, 2014

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Is an urban environment really more popular than the suburbs? Data on trends are showing a different story than what is popularly believed, and Forbes has an in-depth report.
Housing experts such as Richard Florida have often championed the urban, walkable, creative environments that lure Millennials and new jobs. But other industry insiders, such as Toll Bros. founder Robert Toll, found that big houses in sprawling suburbs are actually more popular than ever.
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