published Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

More singles, especially women, choose to live alone

Laurie Sheinkopf used to live in a large house in Franklin, but now she owns a condo in the Viridian building in downtown Nashville and loves the convenience of urban living.
Laurie Sheinkopf used to live in a large house in Franklin, but now she owns a condo in the Viridian building in downtown Nashville and loves the convenience of urban living.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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Do you live alone?

After graduating from Belmont University, Kia Jarmon desired a place that was uniquely hers.

“The world sucks a lot of energy out of you,” said Jarmon, 27, the founder and creative director of the MEPR Agency, a public relations firm. “Living alone helps me rejuvenate. I’ll eventually get married and live with someone. But right now it’s more important to establish myself.”

It seems to be an article of faith that the economic downturn has forced young adults to double up or move back with their parents.

Read more at the Tennessean.

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