Planners have long speculated on the effects of an aging population on land use patterns. The problems of recycling suburban communities have also become more urgent. Due to demographic changes and federal cuts, social services are being increasingly kept from suburbs. This article illustrates innovative ways to utilize these resources.
Charlotte Magazine presents the twelve best suburbs to live and visit around Charlotte. The suburbs were ranked using a statistical formula based on housing and employment, quality of life, diversity and vitality, and school outcomes. Residents share stories of how they identify with their towns.
Holly Springs, NC experienced a boom in residential growth throughout the 90's due to the sprawl of the Triangle area. By the end of the 90's, the town with only a single grocery store established an economic development department with plans to balance its tax base by recruiting industry.