Why Can’t We Have the “Perfect” Neighborhood?
“Who Can Afford America’s Perfect Neighborhood?” asks The Guardian. Longmont, Colorado, holds many elements of the American dream: tree-lined streets, neighbors walking to fulfill errands, children racing about, cafes, beautiful parks, gyms, and community events. To many, it sounds like a place of paradise. But housing prices have skyrocketed, and it’s not uncommon for a million-dollar home to sell in less than a week. In this Upzoned podcast, host Abby Kinney and co-host Chuck Marohn talk about this neighborhood and answer the question:
Why is this “perfect neighborhood” not easily copied in other places?ADDITIONAL SHOW NOTES
“Who Can Afford America’s Perfect Neighborhood?” by Courtney Tenz, The Guardian (May 2023).
Abby Kinney (Twitter).
Chuck Marohn (Twitter).
Theme Music by Kemet the Phantom.
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