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I decided to do this post today because I was having a conversation with a couple of people regarding this subject. In New York and New Jersey, there are many new buildings going up and this is causing cities to become overcrowded. Many of these buildings are located near trains that run into Manhattan, NY and although it can be a perfect solution for a commuter it is a nightmare and a strain on cities already crowded buses and trains and the severe parking limitations.
Schools in these areas have to deal with the added pressure on the schools because of overcrowding. I also have to mention the strain on our pocketbooks. In my area, there are studio apartments going for $2000.00 Per month. This has really affected small communities such as where I live. I come from a small, what used to be a suburban area and miss the glory days of the tree lined streets, neighborhood watch, and neighbors that we knew and could trust if something went wrong in the neighborhood. We had each other backs and it was a good environment to grow up in.
At this time, I am being priced out my neighborhood due to extreme increases in rent and I can see the signs of gentrification taking place. To be priced out of a place that you have built your roots is heartbreaking. Where are the poor, elderly and disabled going to go, something must be done about this situation? We have sat on our hands too long while our towns are being overrun by this so-called luxury apartments.
Lots of people are complaining about riding around for hours just to find a parking space. We pay a lot of taxes in these towns and causing a lot of homeowners to give up and move out of State. I was searching for a reasonable apartment and did not find not one because the prices are out of this world.
I don't want to move out of State but may have to, to be able to live in a place that cares about its residents. Please leave a comment if this is happening in your State.