We would posit that those families would indeed be inclined to move on after encountering the hospitality of a snarling group of homeowners who seem to think sending a monthly check to a landlord instead of a bank is some sort of character flaw.
That’s not to mention our older residents who might want to downsize once the kids have left the barn, and stop worrying about the specter of rising property taxes on a fixed income. Where are they to go? Perhaps out of state, a choice so many New Yorkers have already made.
And without a place to live, their children will no doubt go somewhere they can make a future. In many cases, they already have. Let’s not be too quick to judge people who want to live in the same great communities we do.