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Cities tweak house plans to retain millennials

'Missing middle' - bigger - homes are built to discourage millennials starting their own families from leaving

Cities from Des Moines, Iowa, to Atlanta, Georgia, to Nashville, Tennessee, are turning to the missing middle as a way to try to hold on to millennials as they age.


CITIES and close-in suburbs looking to the future see a troubling trend: The millennials who rejuvenated their downtowns over the past decade are growing older and beginning to leave.

The oldest are hitting their mid-30s, with many starting their own families. Meanwhile...

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