1. Census 2010 data show "white flight" trend continues for Massachusetts cities

    “The American Dream is, if you can afford it, you buy a home in suburbia,” Swan said. “That’s been traditional. Some of that is still taking place. A lot of young white folk who are successful in Springfield – career people who are successful – they will buy a home in Longmeadow, or a home in Hampden or Wilbraham if they have the opportunity to do so. In fact, some young blacks will do the same thing.”
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    1. Some of it just comes down to economics.
    2. Then over a course of time, it's not uncommon for people to move a town or two out. I wouldn't say it's a race issue. I just think it's very consistent with immigration patterns we've seen in the commonwealth from it's earliest days.
    3. I think you will see more people moving back to the cities.
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