Monday, April 27, 2009

bravo, bishop

According to a recent article in the Youngstown Vindicator, Bishop George Murry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown will soon take up residence in the city.

A few excerpts from the reporting:
He acknowledged that the large house in Liberty, situated on about 2 1/2 acres, with five bedrooms, two family rooms, large living room and dining room, is much more than he needs.

“Youngstown is the seat of the diocese. I want to be there ... and be part of the rejuvenation of Youngstown.”
Like many other individuals and families moving to the metro area, the Bishop is choosing Youngstown.

But also, the story also hints at downsizing to one's needs. And perhaps this downsizing is a trend which may lead to future housing opportunities in the market.

Once family needs change and time marches on, a multi-bedroom house may become just too much space for one or two people.

In the city of Youngstown, there are plenty of historic, architecturally beautiful, well-constructed, and affordable homes in safe neighborhoods which cannot be found in great quantity elsewhere in the region.

Every good neighbor is a one-person neighborhood stabilization plan.

Will you be the next person to choose Youngstown?

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Let's hope the next YSU President, like Les Cochran in the 1990s, chooses to make the city his home.


Diggitt said...

What great news!

HMac said...

Agreed - and there are some absolutely beautiful homes on the north side (not all as large as those on 5th Avenue) that could use a loving caretaker. Parks, sidewalks, caring neighbors, and the NYT delivered to your door... what more could you ever need?