This Is Where You'll Want To Live In 2032

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THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL WANT TO LIVE IN 2032

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Deciding where to settle down is one of the biggest choices most people will ever make.

There are so many factors to consider, from real estate prices to job growth to educational opportunities.

Today those factors are deeply affected by the economy. For the first time in two decades, cities are growing faster than the suburbs thanks to rising gas prices and a demographic shift. And places like Pittsburgh and Detroit, once considered industrial boomtowns, are flagging.

But times change.

We wanted to know which regions of the country would make the best places to live in two decades from now, when Generation Y settles down. We asked experts in real estate, education, and economics for their predictions.

   

MEET THE DEBATERS

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LYMARI MORALES AND DAN WITTERS/ GALLUP
THE HEARTLAND WINS

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SAMANTHA BROWN OLIVIERI/ GREATSCHOOLS
BEYOND GOOD SCHOOLS

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DAREN BLOMQUIST / REALTYTRAC
RUST BELT COMEBACK

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STAN HUMPHRIES / ZILLOW
SMALLER CITIES

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SARAH BURD-SHAPS AND KRISTEN LEWIS / MEASURE OF AMERICA
FORGET THE SUBURBS

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PAVIA ROSATI / FATHOM
I WANT TO LIVE IN A SHINY, FUTURISTIC CITY

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