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December 20, 2017

Both Younger and Older Americans Prefer Walkable Neighborhoods

A survey finds that more than half of Americans say that walkability plays a role in life satisfaction.

  • About 60 percent of millennials and Americans aged 73 and older prefer living in communities in which they can walk to amenities.
  • More than half of those surveyed believe that living in a walkable neighborhood is key to their satisfaction.
  • Regardless of age bracket, one-third of Americans believe that living near public transportation is important.

More than half of millennials and older adults prefer neighborhoods that allow them to walk to amenities such as restaurants and shops, and they are willing to spend more money on housing to live in such communities.

That’s according to the National Association of Realtors’ just-released National Community and Transportation Preference Survey, which polled 3,000 Americans living in large metropolitan areas about neighborhood preferences. Sixty-two percent of millennials, defined as those born after 1981, prefer walkable neighborhoods that allow easy access to shops and parks

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