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This is not one of those stories about millennials.

Even though people in their 20s and 30s are often credited as the prime movers and shakers in the “hipster-fication” of Atlanta’s east side—the influx of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that have swept in with the advent of the Atlanta Beltline—this story’s about a different demographic.

People like Bob and Bunny Lenhard.

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Short of savings and burdened by debt, America's millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.

Surveys show that most Americans under 35 lack adequate savings for down payments. The result is that many will likely be forced to delay home ownership and to absorb significant debt loads if they do eventually buy.

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Between 2000 and 2010, downtown areas across the country saw a huge influx of young professionals, drawn chiefly by cultural and entertainment amenities, according to University of California-Berkeley and University of Pennsylvania researchers.

But in Atlanta, things are a little different.

Carlos Jones

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