The Round Trip To The Suburbs

Suburbs_1The New York Times Real Estate Section has a front page story on families who leave the city for the suburbs only to turn around and come back.

Reading it was deja vu.  In 1993, with two kids and a third in mind, the Gotham Gal and I packed up our family and moved from Brooklyn Heights, which we loved, to Chappaqua.

About five years later, we put the Chappaqua house on the market and came back.

It was the best thing we ever did.

For many people, the suburbs are wonderful.  But for many others, they are not.

My favorite line is from Ronn Torossian:

Everybody says when the you get the baby you leave the city.

That certainly is the prevailing wisdom, but I think its wrong, at least for many people.

It certainly was for us.