Amenities, Not Size

America's fascination with large houses -- which have doubled, on average, in size since the 1960s -- may have reached its peak.

" 'People still want larger homes than they're living in,' said Gopal Ahluwalia, head of research for the National Association of Home Builders. 'But the average national home size is stabilizing.' ... We are finding that people are more and more concerned with the features in the house,' not just size,"

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

Full Story: Booming desire for bigger homes seems to be declining

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00
 Blockitecture Building Block Set - Garden City Series

Just In! Get the Garden City Expansion

New from Blockitecture! Create towers, cities, and dwellings with this set of architectural building blocks.
$75