The era of suburban sprawl has come to an end, and millennials are the reason.
“They’re experiencing suburban fatigue, and they’re finding it boring,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.
This is why many younger people are moving toward the cities, especially along the Hudson River. Meanwhile, the northwestern and inland parts of New Jersey are both shrinking in population and getting older.
Hughes points to Hunterdon as an extreme example of kids who grew up in the 1980’s and 1990’s moving out as soon as they can form their own families and leave their parents behind.