New live-work-play condos spark urban renewal

More builders include high-tech features

Condominiums and apartments are driving the renaissance of urban areas across the country right now, as both a younger generation and empty nesters seek homes where they can live, work and play, according to multifamily housing experts attending the International Builders’ Show being held this week in Orlando, Fla.

The condo market, in particular, has been thriving from this trend, as more and more people opt for a lifestyle where they can live near their jobs as well as restaurants, entertainment and public transportation.