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For a better housing bet, consider an “urban burb.”

That’s the term, coined by Fortune‘s Leigh Gallagher in her book The End of the Suburbs, for neighborhoods with a walkable downtown and access to mass transit. (Fortune and MONEY are part of Time Inc.)

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Homes in these areas held their value better during the recession and, says urban strategist Christopher Leinberger, will continue to do well as farther-flung suburbs lag.

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