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Boston's Baby Boom

Posted by Scott Van Voorhis July 2, 2014 10:54 AM

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Maybe it's not all those hip millennials that are driving growth in cities like Boston after all.

Rather, the "stroller set" is leading the way, notes Trulia after crunching the latest census numbers.

Boston ranks near the top of major metro markets that have seen the biggest increase in new babies and tots in 2013, Trulia finds.

The Hub is No. 8 on Trulia's list, with a .6 percent increase in the number of young children, ranging from newborns to four-year-olds.

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By contrast, Boston's suburbs are lagging, the real estate website finds.

Fort Lauderdale was No. 1 nationally, with a 1.3 percent expansion in the tot demographic, followed by Washington at 1.2 percent. New York and Orlando, No. 3 and 4 respectively, both saw the number of their youngest residents increase by 1.1 percent.

So who's this stroller set that's moving back to town? Gen Xers of course.

After all, it's not cheap living in the big city these days - Gen Xers with established careers have a better shot of landing a place than footloose and dead broke millennials.

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Scott Van Voorhis is a freelance writer who specializes in real estate and business issues.

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