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Suburban is the New Urban?

Suburban is the New Urban?

It used to be commonly understood that urban areas were diverse places, if slightly segregated, and suburbia conjured up the opposite, images of homogeneity. Not anymore! According to The Economist, the suburbs are starting to resemble cities demographically and they can sometimes even offer up better job opportunities. A slice of Philadelphia suburbs includes merchants selling, “Christian T-shirts, Amish quilts, Chinese food, massages and Afrocentric literature. Salsa music blasts from a CD stall.” The ethnic makeup of the shop owners is just as varied.
 
What does this mean if you are moving to a new city? Well, don’t rule out non-urban options on the basis of what you know about good ole’ Levittown. In some cases, the suburbs are more  diverse than their metro counterparts, including New York and Los Angeles, and job markets there are starting to grow. [The Economist]

Posted: 5/30/08