The Booming Exurbs

For decades, American professionals have been struggling with a trade-off. To advance their careers, they typically work in big cities, where corporations are headquartered and jobs are plentiful. However, to enjoy a high quality of life, they live in the suburbs, where the houses are large, the yards are big, and the neighbors are friendly.

In their quest to “have it all,” American workers are sacrificing more and more of their most precious resource: time. Ironically, they have less time to spend in their big suburban houses.....

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