Nothwithstanding Brian's post New Population Maps Show Americans are Still Moving to the 'Burbs, which covered the movements of a full decade, more recent surveys tell a different story. Richard Florida writes about a new survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors:
When selecting a community, nearly half of the public (47%) would prefer to live in a city (19%) or a suburban neighborhood with a mix of houses, shops, and businesses (28%). Another four in ten (40%) would prefer a rural area (22%) or a small town (18%). Only one in ten (12%) say they would prefer a suburban neighborhood with houses only.