As previously discussed here, we’re seeing a reversal of the migration to the suburbs as young workers and affluent empty-nesters move back to urban areas. My home city of Boston is reaping the benefit. Per today’s Boston Globe:
The population surge has thoroughly reversed the suburban migration that began in the 1950s, when Boston peaked at about 800,000 people. Head counts in the South End and downtown have jumped by 20 percent since 2000.
In just one year alone — 2010 — Boston’s population grew by 7,500 people, and is now above 625,000, its highest level since the 1970s, according to city data.