SURPRISE!: The rise and fall of the Western exurb

Inglis, Rob; Thompson, Jonathan
April 2009
High Country News;4/27/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p20
The article focuses on the rise and fall of the real estate development in the Western exurb in Arizona. It primarily tackles the impact on the evolution of farmlands in the Western area into affordable housing. Specifically, it explores how the advantages of economic and real estate growth in the state have been outweighed by the development's disadvantages. In addition, it provides an overview on the housing situation in Arizona, highlighting the story of retired marine officer Bob Guerro as to how their 50-year dream house had abruptly ended.


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