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office parks are Out

Caroline Pugliesi, sales executive for a software firm, commutes from her North End home to South Boston. Caroline Pugliesi, sales executive for a software firm, commutes from her North End home to South Boston. (Photos by Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Jay Fitzgerald
Globe Correspondent / July 19, 2012
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When Jeremy Debate searched for a new job three years ago, he wanted the work to pay well, be exciting and advance his career as a software engineer. The 27-year-old had one more condition that was not negotiable: The job had to be in the city; none of those long commutes to an isolated office park in the suburbs. Young workers such as Debate are driving a mini-migration of companies from the suburbs into city neighborhoods that have convenient public transit, a lively food and bar scene and other features of an active urban life, commercial real estate specialists said.

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