Okay Boomer, Millennials Find This Lifestyle Might Not Be That Terrible

by Adam Felts

AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on the attractiveness of suburban living to Millennials -- and how Millennials may be changing the suburbs:

"Many suburbs are getting a makeover. Faux town centers, that is, activity centers located where there is no legacy of a classic main street, are being built with restaurants, shops, grocery stores, coffee bars, exercise boutiques, and more. Often anchored by a Whole Foods or another lifestyle retailer, multifamily housing, and even nearby single-family developments, are offering more affordable, lower density urbanesque options."

Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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