Fleeing suburbia — How NJ towns are trying to attract millennials

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You’ve heard it here several times — a large chunk of younger New Jersey adults are shying away from suburbia, more interested in a fast-paced urban lifestyle.

Four Teens And Young Adults In Convertible.
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The trend is no surprise, given the longer they’re waiting to reach major life milestones.

But now New Jersey’s suburban towns are feeling the heat, and they’re looking for ways to keep these younger-than-35-year-olds from fleeing, or ways to bring them back.

“There are more homes going vacant. Statistically, that is an issue in New Jersey,” said Michael Darcy, executive director of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. “People are waiting later in life before they establish families.”

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