Ever since the rise of the automobile in the 1950s, the American Dream has featured a home in the suburbs and two cars in the garage.
Now the iconic white picket fence comes with a hefty price tag in the form of the cost of the gasoline needed to drive to work and to the supermarket, and the suburban idyll is under review.
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Too many of our metropolitan sprawls in the West are endless seas of suburbs appended like ugly excrescences to a small core of real city. High gasoline can make them economically uninhabitable at some point. Story also makes an interesting point about what will happen when retiring Boomers [spit] begin to put their McMansions on the market in a few years.