Consider the Cost of Living

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Cost of living is a difficult number to pin down. For example, it’s probably fair to say that moving from the midwest to the coast of California is going to all but guarantee you a hike in living expenses, but how do you calculate a numerical value? (Because last time I checked, you need actual … [Read more…]

That cookie cutter feel

Cookie Cutter Houses

While there are plenty of economic and cultural arguments for dense, walkable neighborhoods connected by public transit, there’s also the aesthetic argument: Suburban streets are boring, cookie cutter shells of a community. This argument was among the first against suburban development. Before New Urbanists had fully articulated the myriad reasons dense cities are preferable to … [Read more…]