Mayor Krom and the DINKs

This morning I attended the First Annual Urban Land Institute: Orange County Public Policy Forum. I attended for work, and I normally wouldn’t bring up something from work here, but Mayor Krom from Irvine said something funny that I wanted to share. In describing some of the people moving into the newer high-density housing in Orange County (meaning condos and mixed use properties such as Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle and the area near Jamboree and Campus in Irvine) she called them DINKs. DINK: Double Income, No Kids.

She then went on to make the comment that DINKs sometimes engage in the activities that create children, making the point that apartments and condos aren’t permanent solutions for these people. With housing prices as they are, being a DINK seems to be the only way any young couple can afford a house in the county unless they have the help of somebody else, such as a parent. Unless of course, the market softens enough, as some people are predicting.

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