The migration to the suburbs over the years has often been motivated for the twin desire of home ownership and land. People living New York City --- where apartment size is a regular topic of conversations (along with rents – “rent-controlled” or “rent-stabilized”?) --- often depart once they start a family and discover their idyllic city fantasy life runs smack into the need for more room for the kids! And, of course, those “good schools” that are everywhere in the Suburbo.
When it comes to housing, there’s a real variety to choose from --- particularly depending upon your financial situation. Here in Fairfield County, we’ve got everything from palatial estates and mansions to newly constructed McMansions, to a variety of single-family dwelling on some “property,” to different kinds of “cluster” housing (condominiums are big). It’s quite a range. And there’s also the element of country clubs, swimming pools, and tennis courts that are “value-added,” regarding any property.
So, Chapter Four of Wilbur’s Suburbo will take a look at the wide and wonderful world of Housing!
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