Survey: The Next Generation of Long Islanders.

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A study comprising 1,805 online surveys of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 was recently conducted. Among other things, the study found that

  • More than 2 in 3 Long Islanders either rent or live in the home of a relative, most in single-family homes.
  • 67% plan to move away from Long Island for more affordable housing.
  • Long Island lags behind New York City and New York State in rental occupancy.
  • 87% want to live in a place that supports small business and independent stores.
  • 85% want to live close to a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown.
  • 74% stated that they prefer living in a place that is known for being artistic and creative.

For more information, read nextLI Survey: The Next Generation of Long Islanders. 

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