Why Americans Love Suburbs

The American suburbs are one of my primary research interests. After I read, viewed, and heard numerous takes from scholars and culture makers regarding the suburbs, I wanted to create a single place on this blog to summarize this work. To do so, I organized it in terms of the primary reasons why Americans like the suburbs. In an introduction and seven parts, I explain the most important reason to still important yet lesser reasons for why Americans love the suburbs.

Introduction to Why Americans Love Suburbs

Why Americans Love Suburbs #1: Single-family Homes

Why Americans Love Suburbs #2: Family Life and Children

Why Americans Love Suburbs #3: Race and Exclusion

Why Americans Love Suburbs #4: Middle-class Utopia

Why Americans Love Suburbs #5: Cars and Driving

Why Americans Love Suburbs #6: Local Government, Local Control

Why Americans Love Suburbs #7: Closer to Nature