Recent analyses bring to light the physical and social aging of American, Canadian and Australian suburbs built in the years 1950 and 1960. In the Quebec metro area, for instance, we find more elders living in suburbs than central neighborhoods. The generalized car dependency, as well as the maintenance associated with ownership, constitute potential obstacles for growing old at home in suburbs. Indeed, several authors have suggested that suburbs are functionally not adapted to less mobile and autonomous people, compared to central neighborhoods which offer a greater proximity to the commercial and transportation facilities.However, despite certain functional problems, suburban elders prefer to remain in their current home as long as possible. Attitudes seem to differ among “younger” seniors who would move in greater proportion to more central sectors (Després & Lord, 2002).The meanings of “home” for suburban elders can account for needs-adaptation imbalances observed between elderly and their residential milieu (Rubinstein, 1998). In everyday life,“ageing-at-home” is experienced positively by seniors through concrete and emotional dimensions, to the extent where senior suburbanites will maintain problematic residential situations rather than moving to housing types that would better serve their functional needs such as nursing homes, condominium or rental apartment. Indeed, these alternatives represent residential experiences and associate meanings which contrast with the interests, values and past living experience of suburbia. All of the elders interviewed in 1999 in our preliminary survey were mobile in the urban space, even the oldest. They used their car daily and drove pretty much wherever they wanted. While they experienced few problems at that time, the lost of their driver’s license should be considered as a key issue for the maintenance of their quality of life and the realization of their residential aspirations, even more so than functional autonomy or health problems.Several researchers have stressed the importance of adopting a temporal perspective to study the evolution of senior citizens’ functional autonomy as well as their social context to better understand their residential choices. Suburban elders’ territorial mobility as well as effective residence choices should thus be monitored along the years.This communication compares the territorial mobility and the perception of residential future of three sub-groups of suburban elders interviewed in 1999 (total=92) : 55-64 years old (n=36), 65-74 years old (n=32) and 75 years old or more (n=24). A second serie of interviews with the same elders is planned for 2004, as part of a qualitative longitudinal survey to explore, on the one hand, seniors’ effective residential choice, and, on the other hand, the evolution of their territorial mobility and its influence on those residential choice. The strong desire to age in place, the good health and the high territorial mobility observed for over 8 out 10 respondents in 1999 let us expect to retrace half of them in 2004 (total=46: 55-64=18, 65-74=16 and over 75 n=12). To generate the second set of data, interviews person to person with open-ended questions will be utilized. Elderly’ quality of life, residential satisfaction as well as meanings of home will be discussed in relationship with the evolution of their territorial mobility and, if need be, with their new residential environments.While a great majority of seniors expressed their desire to age in their home in 1999 (Després & Lord, 2002), we expect that most of them will have remained in place five years later. Strategies developed to cope with functional limitations and the loss of driving capacity will be analyzed. The most vulnerable minority with regards to vehicular mobility observed in 1999, mostly widowed women who do not drive or have access to a car, are expected to have moved in greater proportion to nursing homes mostly by obligation as they told in 1999. The impact on quality of life, residential satisfaction and experience of home will be scrutinized in order to adapt the suburbs’ environment to the needs of their aged population as well as to enhance the aging in place experience in these kind neighborhoods where most of elders are now living.