View Full Version : Who's buying all these new houses in the Suburbs?

alex ballard
April 10th, 2005, 05:44 PM
There is still thousands of houses going up in the suburbs of NY and Philadelphia, but the census lists them as slow growth areas. So where is the new residents and money coming from?

April 11th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Some of them are no doubtably city slickers buying themselves weekend homes.

I'm guilty I suppose of contributing to sprawl.

April 11th, 2005, 10:54 AM
In Westchester County new housing construction is surprising, but unfortunately it's mostly mansions that are being built, and because of the lack of affordable housing 20-something residents are moving out (I was reading a recent article in the Journal News about how more than 40% of 20-somethings in Westchester still live with their parents because of housing costs!) At the same time, there's a ripple effect going on; even Dutchess and Ulster Counties are getting more expensive.