Suburban Life Costly, Not So Green

07/03/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Peter S. Goodman New York Times

ELIZABETH, Colo. -- Suddenly, the economics of American suburban life are under assault as skyrocketing energy prices inflate the costs of reaching, heating and cooling homes on the distant edges of metropolitan areas.

Just off Singing Hills Road, in one of hundreds of two-story homes dotting a former cattle ranch beyond the southern fringes of Denver, Phil Boyle and his family openly wonder if they will have to move close to town to get some relief.

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