Joan Robinson: The suburbs are just fine

04/04/2014 12:00 AM

04/02/2014 12:25 PM

The suburbs are just fine

To the letter writer in The Cary News and Southwest Wake News who said he is offended by the inference that “density is bad,” we would like to retort that we are offended by the inference that suburbanism is bad and outdated.

As populations grow, it is unavoidable that areas must provide expansion to the degree possible and acceptable. However, those of us who prefer a more “country” style of living should not be overrun by those who want to change the charming towns we have selected into areas that are dense and citified.

Surely they can find places to live that are more suited and accepting to their chosen style of living.

There still are a great many of us who do not favor the end of the suburbs and do not look upon that as the American dream. Those of us who saw what happened to the suburbs of New York City are not looking forward to it happening here where we have chosen to live.

When we moved here nine years ago, Cary was rated as the No. 1 town in which to live.

Joan Robinson


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