Harrisburg Happening

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Population loss

It seems lots of people think Harrisburg's population is shrinking, and at least one former Mayoral condidate thinks that's a major problem. But a new report indicates that nationwide, even as citires are losing population and many middle income people move to the exurbs in search of affordable housing, cities are doing just fine. How can that be? It seems that those who are moving into cities are wealthier and have smaller families, and are pushing priced up, forcing larger families and those in the mid-income range out.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FLEEING_BIG_CITIES?SITE=7219&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2006-04-20-00-15-40

3 Comments:

Blogger GastonStreet said...

The biggest reason NOT to buy in the city is the substandard property available. Thats about all that is left at a reasonable price. The school system sucks, and more than half of the residential base are rentals and not owner occupied. There should be some sort of law against having more than say, 20% rentals, in any given area. The rental propertys in my neighborhood are de-valueing my property. And most of those properties are where our school children are coming from. An additional drain on the school system. Something has to give...

April 20, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Take heart, there is a big annoucement coming tomorrow - I can't say too much, but I've heard on the pretty direct grapevine that something very similar to what happened when your alma mater expanded is happening here, very very soon.

April 20, 2006  
Blogger GastonStreet said...

Love it! As soon as you can, post it here, since I don't read the Patriot on a regular basis. Thanks!

April 20, 2006  

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