"People in Idaho, Montana, and Colorado want to live in walkable places. That’s the finding of a recent housing market study by Sonoran Institute, a group that supports conservation and community development in the American West," reports Angie Schmitt. "The increasing preference for walkability and mixed-use development among Americans has been well documented, and this study shows it’s not isolated to major urban areas on the coasts."
"The study also included a survey portion," she adds. "Among those surveyed, 90 percent said it was important to live in a place where they could walk to other destinations in the community, like schools, parks, and shops. Moreover, 62 percent said they would be willing to trade some lot size at home for access to parks, trails, and recreation."