SEATTLE (AP) — A small but growing number of parents in Seattle are bucking a trend when it comes to raising their kids: Rather than move to suburbs as their parents once did, many are opting to stay in or near downtown.

Some do it to seek a more urban lifestyle, shorten commutes or be within striking distance of restaurants, museums and other attractions. Along the way, they're pushing cities to be more welcoming of families.

From Seattle to Minneapolis to Denver, parents are banding together to advocate for new downtown schools, more bike paths and open spaces, and more affordable housing.

Some cities are trying to respond to families, albeit slowly.

(Story by: The Associated Press)



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