In Twin Cities metro, more young people are moving to the urban core, while suburbs age

  • Article by: David Peterson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 5, 2014 - 7:16 AM

Ten years and a pair of preschoolers into their New Brighton starter home, Jaci and Scott Schloesser decided they were ready to make the big jump.

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wach0031Jan. 4, 1410:20 PM

Grew up in Apple Valley. Now live in Minneapolis with my wife and three kids. Love it here. Never leaving.

april24Jan. 4, 1410:29 PM

So, if the urban schools are now 50% white does that mean that those white kids are going to get substandard educations? It's always claimed that it's the schools that are a problem for minority students in the city. It will be interesting to see if that is proven true with this demographic change.

hermajestyJan. 4, 1410:36 PM

I'm ahead of the curve, I guess. I spent my teen years in the suburbs, but I've lived in either cities except for a couple of years in small towns. I have always lived within walking distance of my job, and now I work out of my home. I'm hoping to move even farther into the city.

Minnesoda73Jan. 4, 1410:57 PM

I chose to live in NE Minneapolis 8 years ago to be closer to work, and save time and money (gas). It has just gotten better every year. My neighborhood is full of houses built before 1945. Great restaurants, pubs, and 5 minutes from downtown Minneapolis.

huggybear28Jan. 4, 1411:27 PM

For families with kids school quality and safety will always be top factors in deciding on a location to live. As long as Minneapolis and St Paul continue to bus kids across town in an effort to "economically diversify" schools, you are going to see parents sent their kids to private or suburban schools. Safety is a factor for everyone and there are certainly neighborhoods in the central cities where people would not feel comfortable walking at night which has not changed so far with this shift. To say a slight shift means the end of the suburb is foolish. If anything based on schools, safety, and commute times the inner ring suburbs stand the gain the most from this shift as many already have decent schools, are safer than the city, and have shorter commute times.

glgJan. 4, 1411:28 PM

"Millennials grew up the back seat of a car,” she said, “and they don’t want that today.”" What does this mean? They're grown up so they're now in the front seat of the car that has their children in the back seat of the car.... I would be interested in a story about the non-whites that are moving out of Minneapolis to the suburbs

john287Jan. 4, 1411:29 PM

A heads up: People will be bring their troubles from the suburbs to the city. Here's one: People will park their cars in their driveways but will block the sidewalk. This, I'm told, comes from the fact that suburbs don't have sidewalks. Even parents will do this, never mind that the elderly and other parents with baby strollers will have to walk around the cars.

dentesterJan. 4, 1411:35 PM

Good. Come and buy my inner-city home so I can retire to the country.

twincitizen1Jan. 4, 1411:56 PM

I grew up in Woodbury, now living in Minneapolis and never looking back at the burbs. As I look for a house, the furthest out I would possibly consider would be inner St. Louis Park, Richfield, or St. Anthony. Everything else is just too far away from the core, and I don't even work downtown. I don't want a cul-de-sac, 3-car garage, and a huge lawn to mow; I want sidewalks, bike lanes, and a neighborhood park.

infoninjaJan. 4, 1411:58 PM

Original Minneapolis and St. Paul residents are going to be priced out. Seems unfair. Original inner-city residents rode out the tough times and took care of the city, kept it cultural interesting, and now a bunch of bored white suburbanites will gentrify every inch, and turn it into a bland, homogenous, overrated, overpriced version of what the cities once were.


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