Suburb & Exurbs Dominate House Building Over Six Decades | Newgeography.com
By the end of the 21st century, Americans will live outside of the cities with the few remaining living in the suburbs within the city limits. So few people want to live in cities with their cramped living and ugly concrete, steel, glass, and tar backdrops. On the other hand, nearly everyone wants to live in the park like suburbs or exurbs.
In the video below, kyogre6444 starts in Portland's Hoyt Arboretum, drives into Washington Park, and then down through Portland's west hills suburbs into Portland. About 6:00 in he enters the city's inner suburbs which are increasingly apartments and commercial building in stately old homes. By about 9:00 he is in the city proper and the beauty begins to fade from a beautiful parklike setting to the far less attractive cityscape, although Portland has many parks and natural beauty even down in the city center. At 11:16 he drives past one of the buildings I had a law office in, One Main Place, It is on the right across the street as he takes a left turn. I was in the penthouse which had a great view of Mount Hood. One Main Place (Portland, Oregon) At 15:08, you can see another building where I worked after becoming a lawyer, the US Bancorp Tower. My offices were on the 23rd floor. U.S. Bancorp Tower
By 22:30 I am willing to rest my case on the evidence as it stands, but you can continue to watch. Portland is beautiful, and kyogre6444 does a fine job in choosing routes around Portland, so enjoy!
Suburbs/exurbs beat city every time!