‘Friends’-style living on the rise among 30-somethings
The Boston Globe - 02/10/2016
In Boston, says Barry Bluestone, the founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, the reason for the shift is simple: Millennials are pouring into the city at a staggering clip. Twenty- to 34-year-olds made up 35 percent of the population of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville in 2000. Over the next 10 years, that demographic was responsible for 74 percent of the population growth in that area. And unlike their parents and grandparents, they aren’t looking to immediately settle down in the suburbs and start families.
“It’s a true demographic revolution,” says Bluestone. “And it’s really fundamentally changing . . . Greater Boston.”