comment from a neighbor

We are at an apex with Highland Hospital. As a community resource the hospital believes that they cannot function without expansion. Their role is not preservation of neighborhoods property value, historical significance, or impact on individual homeowners as they grow. They are a business that is interested in moving their agenda forward. A business agenda. The agenda of hospital expansion, beyond its current boundaries, in the Highland Park Neighborhood is in direct conflict with the interest of home owners. 

Neighbors need to be actively involved to save the culture and the value of their homes. Read all you can, attend meetings, and take a stand to hold on to your homes as they stand. Please write your local representatives today or this week (on the ACTION tab of this website) to tell them you want them to stop this encroachment into our residential neighborhood. The time is now to volunteer your time to go door to door, provide computer, legal, zoning expertis, to this important cause.


"Lifestyle neighborhoods" are on the rise

From today's Democrat & Chronicle: "Certain areas of the city are so popular that homes are selling in days, with multiple offers. Highland Park is an extremely popular area with great appreciation when it comes to real estate prices, says Rome Celli, Realtor with ReMax Realty Group." People want to live where they can walk to restaurants, bars, shops, schools, churches, parks and farmers' markets, where they know their neighbors, and where there exists a sense of community. Long live urban neighborhoods!


Urban neighborhoods gaining popularity among the young

An April 16, 2014 New York Times article entitled Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay discusses findings from a recent report indicating that rather than moving back to the suburbs after a period in the city, many suburban-raised young people are choosing to linger in the city. "Younger adults are becoming more drawn to denser, more compact urban environments that offer a number of amenities within walking distance of where they live," Says Christopher Niedt, academic director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Sounds like urban neighborhoods are on the rise.