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Justin Fox

Urban Living Becomes a Luxury Good

If you want to call a city home, you'll have to pay for the privilege.
This view will cost you.

This view will cost you.

Photographer: George Rose/Getty Images

After World War II, the economic center of gravity in the U.S. began shifting from the cities to the suburbs -- and that shift continued for more than a half-century. In the past few years, though, there’s been lots of talk about the trend reversing.

What does the evidence show? Well, it can be a little confusing.