Actually there are, to some extent, young people with mid-century tastes moving to Lincolnwood, Skokie, and other suburbs (Mad Men etc.) Problematically, Lincolnwood doesn't offer much in the way of retail or entertainment to draw younger people with discriminating tastes, and Chicagoland has boatloads of mid-century suburbs stretching from Elmhurst to Des Plaines to Glenview. Lincolnwood has a more urban feel and its upper-middle-class original residents wanted something with a bit more flair, so it has some "fancier" houses with real stone, flared walls, etc.
Skokie really has a better shot at developing a critical mass of mod-lovers, with rail service and a sizable downtown area to lure outsiders, but it's strong Jewish history may lead Gentiles to believe they wouldn't fit in.
The joy and stimulus in architecture is the discovery of fresh combinations of old ingredients appropriate to present problems. I’d rather be right than contemporary. - Harry Weese
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