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Special Section | Living Longer, Living Better

Empty nesters staying put and expanding the home front

Dr. Michael J. Yaremchuk and his wife, Marilynn, considered moving from the suburbs into Boston a few years ago, after their daughter had grown and moved out of their longtime home in Lynnfield.

The Yaremchuks were looking to downsize to a condo on Beacon Hill or in the Back Bay. But they eventually balked at following other empty nesters migrating to the city. Their primary reasons: the high prices for condos in Boston, a considerably smaller living space, and other inconveniences associated with urban life, such as lack of parking.

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