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12-29-2005, 03:51 PM
Young, single people usually love the excitement of big cities, from the vibrant nightlife to the noisiness and frenzied pace of urban existence. They love it so much they're willing to pay a stiff price for cramped quarters and communal living.

For some, the price is getting too steep. The draw of the bright lights and big cities is dimming now that housing costs have hit exorbitant heights. Some who grew up fantasizing about life in the "big city" are settling in less glamorous cities and even suburbs.

"For a lot of young people, especially growing up in the Northeast, there are two cities: New York and Boston," says Nick Lentino, 31, a native of western Massachusetts.

So where is Lentino living? Hartford, Conn.

It's a far cry from the cosmopolitan, fast-paced ambience of New York and Boston - but far cheaper. Lentino just bought a one-bedroom, 750-square-foot condominium in a converted 1950s apartment building a half-mile from downtown. Price: $95,000.


12-29-2005, 04:03 PM
I wouldn't want to live in a big city.

I hate traffic.

12-29-2005, 04:18 PM
You couldn't buy an outhouse in Seattle for $95,000.

12-29-2005, 04:24 PM
I wouldn't want to live in a big city.

I hate traffic.

I live in a town of 9,000 and its the largest city in the county

12-29-2005, 04:52 PM
At this point in my life, I wouldn't live anywhere but the city. Especially Seattle, which is a walking town.

There's time later for the sedentary life; and if not, then I wanna go being run over by an electric bus. On 5th and Pine.

12-30-2005, 05:18 PM
my town is 20,000 its a good size, i could do about 50,000 but not much more i live in the country outside of town and dont like the big cites, stl and chicago,