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Millennials: Living on the edge of the big city

HOBOKEN, N.J. Cory Piirto is a newlywed living in New York City, but the prospect of starting a family is prompting her to plan a move across the Hudson River to Hoboken. "Everything's just easier here," said Piirto, 27, as she lounged on the Hoboken waterfront, where Manhattan skyscrapers form a vivid backdrop. "It's easier to live, easier to afford a two-bedroom. You can have a car and take (your children) places." Millennials like Piirto, the generation born after 1980 and the first to come of age in the new millennium, still love urban areas but are finding they want more space, affordability, cars and the parking spaces for them as they gain more wealth...