Why People Are Moving to Suburbia (and Beyond): Examining the Pull Factor in the Fox Valley
Communities across the United States are growing and changing at an unprecedented pace. The Fox Valley of Wisconsin is no exception to the rapid population growth and development that often occurs in an unplanned manner and evokes terms like "sprawl" and "leapfrog construction." The rapid suburban, exurban, and rural evolution is fueled not only by broad economic factors but also localized characteristics that push residents from the city and pull residents to suburbia. This article describes research that investigated the pull factors in six suburban Fox Valley, Wisconsin communities and discusses resulting implications for Extension programming.
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Koles, M., & Muench, D. (2002). Why People Are Moving to Suburbia (and Beyond): Examining the Pull Factor in the Fox Valley. The Journal of Extension, 40(6), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss6/7