Singles opting for the yards and deals of suburbia

singles opt for suburbia
singles opt for suburbia

Despite oodles of planning studies predicting young urban professionals are heading toward downtown domiciles, a new survey says more than half of them migrate to the suburbs.

The online poll by Coldwell Banker Real Estate of more than 1,000 unmarried people who own property found 52% chose the suburbs over urban or rural options, naming among their top priorities modernized updates and appliances, and good old-fashioned yard space. Single women were more likely to say the number of bedrooms mattered most, while single men were slightly more willing to buy a foreclosed or short-sale home.