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An article in the New York Times last week discussed the challenges suburban communities face as suburban communities get grayer and “suburban youngsters” move to urban areas.

Demographers and politicians are scratching their heads over the change and have come up with conflicting theories. And some suburban towns are trying to make themselves more alluring to young residents, building apartment complexes, concert venues, bicycle lanes and more exotic restaurants.

And, no they’re not just moving away from the suburbs because housing is too expensive.

….prices in some Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods are even higher than those in the more expensive suburbs. But, he continued, the city is safer and more energized than it was a generation ago, and its allure has grown. Cities like Baltimore, Washington and Boston have also revitalized rundown or desolate neighborhoods.