Domestic migration patterns tell a story of how part of the American social fabric is re-working itself, clustering tribal groups of hip, pre-, or uncoupled knowledge workers on one end of the spectrum, and a renascent married-with-children group on the other.
The latter group is redefining a notion of affordability around attainability, which is a combination of assets, elbow grease, and sometimes stretched resources. Livability city editor Mitch Kline says it this way:
The study's authors point to affordability as a key factor in where parents choose to raise their children. More than 80 percent of married couples now live in single-family homes, and the most affordable homes tend to be located in the suburbs or outside large cities.