Are The Suburbs Back ?
Suburbs were a great idea: so good in fact that during the 1930s over four million new suburban houses were built in England, Scotland and Wales - making the UK at the time the most heavily suburbanised nation in the world.
The suburbs offered space, health and a new life to millions of people who felt tired, squeezed and vulnerable living in inner cities. Suburbs became the lungs of cities, places where people could breathe, live in well-designed, comfortable homes and enjoy their gardens.
Human tides have flowed back and forth into our cities and out again since the industrial revolution. The latest wave out to the suburbs has undoubtedly been triggered by coronavirus. In post Covid Britain suburbs are again in vogue, with a generation wanting to leave the city but still wishing to be within easy reach of metropolitan work, culture, sport and entertainment.
Now a new generation is following in the footsteps of their forefathers and learning that the suburbs have so much to offer - from room to breathe to reasonably priced homes offering space and versatility. Suburban homes were and are still being built with families in mind. They are ideal for second or third-steppers, adaptable for growing families and often providing room to extend and the opportunity to modernise.