Trend Watch – the shift to walkable urban environments

Wow! I’m a trendsetter!

It’s not just about the mortgage crisis – it’s also about choice. There is a fundamental shift in American lifestyle happening as we speak. This made me realize that my motivations for choosing to move from a rural part of West Seattle, without sidewalks and with few street lights, up the hill the the newly redeveloped High Point, is just a part of this larger trend happening all across the country. And we are not alone – hundreds of others have moved to this and other communities like it within the city limits.

Read The Next Slum? in The Atlantic magazine online. “The subprime crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. Fundamental changes in American life may turn today’s McMansions into tomorrow’s tenements.” by Christopher B. Leinberger

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