We need to capitalize on this trend and advance the type of development that is attracting young professionals to our urban areas — and that will help keep them there. We are seeing growth in the young and educated in Frederick and older suburban centers such as Towson, White Flint and Columbia and even, to a lesser extent, in rural downtowns such as Salisbury. Leaders in those areas are working to revitalize their downtowns as walkable and attractive places to live, work and play. The recipe is far from exact, but common ingredients include attractive, vibrant streets and a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, brew pubs, stores and cultural attractions. They also include jobs and housing that contribute to the community.