People are Moving from the Cities to the Suburbs in Increasing Numbers
City living and suburban living both have its pros and cons and both have characteristics that will suit the different lifestyle of any individual or family. It usually depends on household income, needs and age of people. Some of those who have a higher income are attracted to move to the suburbs if they have always wanted to own a place of their own and are tired of living in apartments and condos which is the common practice in the city. Most workplaces are in the city which may be an advantage to downtown dwellers but also contribute to congesting the city, thus households are sometimes pushed to move out to a less populated environment.
Families with growing children usually opt to raise their kids in the suburbs because of the feeling of security promised by a nice, peaceful neighborhood of the suburbia. Likewise, retirees are also attracted to spending their lifetime savings on a nice house uptown. As people age, they may have grown weary of the fast-tracked lifestyle of the city, noisy neighbors inside their apartment buildings or would simply like to avoid being a burden to their children so they choose a place where they can live independently but at the same time enjoying their golden years. Baby boomers are now on their retirement age and are contributing to the increasing number of people that are moving out of the cities.