First there was suburban flight, but now Americans are fleeing to small rural communities. In Steel Hill Development, Inc. v. Town of Sanbornton, the First Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged the right of residents in small rural communities to maintain a safe and pleasant place to live. This Comment seeks to provide a definition for "general welfare" in relation to minimum lot size zoning and a determination of Steel Hill's impact on the right of a rural community to preserve its rustic character. The Comment concludes by advocating exclusionary zoning to preserve rural communities.
Zoning-Rural America: A New Lease on Life,
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