El Paso Towards Top of Country for Multi-Generational Homes
This most likely comes as no surprise, but El Paso is towards the tops in the country when it comes to multi-generational homes. We actually come in 6th on the list with with 45% of households being multi-generational. Here are the top 10 according to STORAGECafe:
- Oxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura, CA - 50%
- Riverside - San Bernadino - Ontario, CA - 47%
- Bridgeport - Stamford - Norwalk, CT - 47%
- McAllen - Edinburg - Mission, TX - 46%
- Augusta - Richmond County, GA - 46%
- EL PASO, TX - 45%
- North Port - Sarasota - Bradenton, FL - 45%
- Modesto, CA - 44%
- Miami - Ft. Lauderdale - Pompano Beach, FL - 44%
- Cape Coral - Fort Myers, FL - 44%
- New Haven - Milford, CT - 44%
So what does it take to be considered a multi-generational home? It's pretty simple. It has to do with anyone over 18 living with their parents. It's funny how most of the United States looks at living with your parents. It's frowned upon or mocked. Growing up, I had friends that couldn't wait to move out. That was one of the goals of growing up. Being able to move out.
What's so bad about living with your parents? I get the lazy aspect of it. There's that stigma that comes with living with your parents is because you can't support yourself. You're a loser that has no motivation and is perfectly fine mooching off your parents your whole life. That's not always the case though. There are people out there that choose to live with their parents for a multitude of reasons that have nothing to do with laziness. Maybe the parents need some help because they don't get around as well. Maybe the kid has fallen on hard times because the economy sucks.