empty-nester


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empty-nester

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(Sociology) informal a married person whose children have grown up and left home
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Travel retail has performed well in recent years, with much of this growth coming from the "empty-nester" demographic who, now that their children have left home, have both the time and funds to engage in outbound travel.
Bearing out that trend, RE/MAX brokers in Northern Illinois report a growing number of their empty-nester clients are seeking condominiums or single-family homes in downtown Chicago or the downtown areas of the city's close-in suburbs.
strictly as a baking ingredient, members of childless and empty-nester households also have more free time for experiential kitchen pursuits.
The empty-nester population will only continue to increase in Alaska because in addition to Alaskans having more children under the age of 18, the bulge in the baby boom population means that ultimately more parents will be watching their children fly the coop.
SYDNEY The plot may sound familiar, an Aussie hit based on an empty-nester household that suddenly finds a full house again when the children return home.
One of the premier examples of family-oriented development is Orin Wilf's 170 East End Avenue, a luxury tower of 115 condominiums, some up to 4,900 s/f, that appeal to every member of the family, from parents to teens, 'tweens to toddlers as well as to the sophisticated young Wall Street executive and the empty-nester. The 12,000 s/f building includes a squash court, golf simulator, yoga, pilates and dance studio, toddler's playroom, arts and crafts room as well as an interactive center complete with everything from the last word in computer games to arcade favorites including PlayStations, air hockey and pinball.
There is not even evidence of raised eyebrows at bringing up a baby in empty-nester and singles country.
ARE YOU an empty-nester? Then go on, spoil yourself!
But because the percentage of people in their 20s will be relatively small in the 1990s, Schult Homes is looking instead towards retirees and empty-nester couples.
Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOL." The Company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult and second-home buyers, and operates nationwide.
Alterra and Haileybury expect interest in the units among "empty-nester types" from areas like Timmins, North Bay, New Liskard and Cobalt.
Is there, for one thing, a more dismal term in all of Cool Britannia-speak than the "empty-nester"?