Posts Tagged ‘car dependency’

Tweet I just spent more than two weeks now in the suburb of Chandler, Arizona. As far as suburbs go, it’s not bad. It’s actually considered an “inner ring” suburb, at a whopping 25 miles from downtown Phoenix, which is a testament to how sprawling Phoenix metro really is. Every time I spend time in the suburbs, I am reminded of why I live in the city. Suburbia is like Wonder Bread – bland, easily digestible, convenient, but really it offers little in terms of nutrition for the soul. Here are 10 reasons why: 1. Everything looks the same. Perhaps…

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January 23, 2012

3 Failings of Lennar’s NextGen Multigenerational Homes

by: Cavin Costello

Tweet Today’s post is by guest writer Cavin Costello: Lennar Homes recently introduced their “NextGen” multigenerational house concept, a concept that has grown from some recently staggering statistics that show increased numbers of adult children moving home and baby boomers retiring. Some of these statistics are as follows: – 30 percent of adults live in a doubled-up household – Nearly one out of every seven (14.2%) of the country’s 25-34 year-olds live with their parents – 350,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every month over the next 18 years Lennar’s solution is a home within a home. The plan of…

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