Millennials and Baby Boomers have more things in common than you might think... including putting location above size when buying a home. In fact, many in both generations prefer smaller, well appointed, energy-efficient spaces in amazing locations. Take this house below that relocating Baby Boomers are buying. It's small by most standards, with only 1,128 above ground square feet. But it is charming... and is in an amazing location in the hills by Cedar Lake!
They looked for over a year for a house close to a lake, biking/hiking paths... in an interesting neighborhood near nature and their children and grandchildren. They are definitely downsizing, coming from a spacious suburban Chicago house where they raised their 5 children... but they are super excited! It is less than two blocks from the 50-mile Grand Rounds scenic trail and the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, and only about a mile to Theodore Wirth Park, the largest city park in the metro (nearly the size of New York City's Central Park).
They are buying one of the smallest homes in the neighborhood, but location is something you can't change and it is obvious that people love living there... once someone buys in the neighborhood they hardly ever leave. The sellers are moving across the street... as did the sellers of the house next door!
Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - Minneapolis-St. Paul Realtor
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- Theodore Wirth Park... the Minneapolis park that's close to the size of NYC's Central Park
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