Skip to comments.Millennials consider leaving Washington as the city becomes more costly
Posted on 06/17/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
The young couple had mastered the morning choreography of their tiny Columbia Heights kitchen. John Van Zandt squeezed into one corner and toasted an English muffin. In another, his wife, Florencia Fuensalida, brewed coffee.
For years, renting a one-bedroom near bars and bus routes was a suitable trade-off for the wonders of the new Washington. But Van Zandt is 35 now; Fuensalida is 31. And kitchen space seemed a little tighter each day Fuensalidas baby bump grew.
Maneuvering past the fridge, Fuensalida repeated a tired refrain: Were going to need a bigger place. But where?
They were once a part of the free-spending group of young people who jolted Washingtons economy. Now older and with more financial strains, they are trying to find a new place in it.
Amid the talk of young newcomers and their fondness for social leagues and artisanal-coffee shops, another reality exists: Many are struggling to keep pace with the citys rising cost of housing. And as new millennials move into the District, older members of that generation loosely defined as ranging from 18 to 34 years old are heading out.
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But they may help gentrify some of the hood if the blacks aren't too hostile and scary.
..."but heterosexuals are sometimes welcome too," he continued.
Yuppie angst. They love their gummint jobs and according to the story there are plenty of applicants for his. I'm sure there are.
Hey, for about three grand she can find a rental in DC with an extra room for the new liberal in their lives.
My cousin (who’s older than me - 70s) lives in Georgetown.
It’s a fantasy world.
Prosperity unlike anything in flyover country.
Paid for with our taxes and 40% fake money.
Assuming you're talking about millennials/young[er]-adults in-general I think you may be a bit harsh on them — the economy is really bad (though surprisingly good when you consider all the crap DC is pushing), there's a lot of "entry level" jobs that demand two- to five-years of in-field experience.
Wow, Democrat areas to pricey for the poor and middle class to live in. I am shocked/s
Not talking about millennials in general, only ones who live in DC and suck off some government funded non-profits.
“But they may help gentrify some of the hood if the blacks aren’t too hostile and scary.”
If you want to take another tribe’s territory you can’t do it by inviting them for cocoa.
So it has nothing to do with the Federal Government spending $2.8 trillion per year of taxed or printed money, all passing through Washington DC? Boy, those millenials are a powerful bunch!
<<< On a friends suggestion, Van Zandt biked to Northeast to check out the Trinidad neighborhood. A lot of white people are moving in here, a black resident told Van Zandt, presumably to comfort him. But the comment made Van Zandt uncomfortable. He didnt want to be seen as the urban pioneer who would upset the neighborhood ecosystem. >>>
In other words, Van Zandt is afraid of black people.
It’s called “socialism”.
And you DC idiots keep voting for it.
You can’t be a middle class Marxist.
It just doesn’t work.
Washington should strictly be a federal capital. It should not be a city-state. And it should be moved in the middle of the country more, like in south-central IL or west-central TN.
Occasionally have to travel to DC for biz.
Absolutely amazed, especially during the recession.
No recession there. Big buildings, lotsa well fed folks boppin’ around, sky high prices.
It dawned on me...Oh. This is where the money goes. Lots of it.
And the Cubicle Nazis like to have nice buildings to go to.
Lucky them. Guess us Peasants just gotta keep on working.
Move somewhere else and vote for Welfare benefits and high taxes to destroy that area too. Libs are like locusts.
Yes, and Congress should be housed in a barracks and fed in a cafeteria.
No restaurants or bars allowed. Have a dormitory for those who have a reason to meet with Congress. No fancy hotels for lobbyists.
Give our elected officials as little reason as possible to stick around. Let them telecommute like everybody else.
Not to worry as Obama is bringing the "Dreamers" there to take over.
Don’t come to Texas!!!! Go to San Fran or Chicago...for God’s sake do NOT come to Texas
Don’t let these liberal assholes come to Arlington County and further pollute it with their insanities, inanities and drunken sailor-at-a-prostitute-convention spending.
In fact, take the bastards back, DC or send them to Marxist Maryland where they will feel right at home - high taxes, corruption, high crime rates, and a totalitarian ruling mentality.
Whatever you do, don’t send them over here. We’re stuck with fools like McAuliff, Warner, Kaine, Beyer and most of the Arlington County Council.
yes. I moved into where i now live when it was basket case of vacant houses with the ethnic spanish, ukranian, german, black, etc holding the place together amongst drug dealers,etc. many of the ethnics bought the abandoned houses and kept them from falling apart. now comes the tax abatement people. when i moved into my shell. i got an increase, now they get a free pass. typical liberal tax cuts for the rich. liberals are mostly chicken shiite.
Broward county (yes whoa is me) is already hopeless. Nice place physically. But politically a liberal swamp.
dws and the impeached ones’ domain. see tagline.
More to the point, ever notice that middle class Marxists don't exist?