While the vast majority of baby boomers choose to stay put, some are reversing the urban flight that drained Boston’s pop­u­la­tion in the last half of the 20th century.

Many don’t need the big sub­urban home once the kids move out. They are tired of shov­eling snow and dri­ving to restau­rants and shop­ping malls; some are even fol­lowing their adult chil­dren into the city seeking adventure.

People like the idea of living more densely,’’ said Barry Blue­stone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “As we get older, people don’t want to get into a car every time they need a bottle of milk.”

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