Even the word sounds snarky and filled with stereotypes most people choose not to identify themselves with.
Do you find yourself wondering: “Why suburbia?” Was suburbia part of ‘the plan?' Or was the siren call of good schools, parks, convenient shopping, and most of all affordable housing just too strong?
For most of us we planned something a bit more glamorous: rural or urban. Even small town America has songs and movies romanticizing the lifestyle. We all thought Jack & Diane were pretty cool. Certainly we didn't expect to be keeping up with, much less become the Jones’!
As much as we think of negative stereotypes with “the Burbs” and “bedroom communities” we should remember why and how we got here in the first place.