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  • For some empty nesters, city living is just right

    The Boston Globe - 08/19/2012

    While the vast majority of baby boomers choose to stay put, some are reversing the urban flight that drained Boston’s population in the last half of the 20th century.

    Many don’t need the big suburban home once the kids move out. They are tired of shoveling snow and driving to restaurants and shopping malls; some are even following their adult children into the city seeking adventure.

    “People like the idea of living more densely,’’ said Barry Bluestone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. “As we get older, people don’t want to get into a car every time they need a bottle of milk.”

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