Realtors Discover Demand for Walkable Places

After generations of sales focused on conventional suburbia, realtors are discovering the demand for walkable, urban places.
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A survey sponsored by Realtors illustrates that home buying is more like a prix fixe menu than ordering a la carte. Would you like the mixed-use neighborhood? That comes with a side order of access to culture and transit. Another choice is the large-lot house on a cul-de-sac. That comes with the longer commute and the drive-only traffic stew.

I'm sorry ma'am, substitutes are not allowed. And sir, we are running short on the mixed-use neighborhood tonight. 

Joseph Molinaro of the National Association of Realtors explains the organization’s consumer preference survey.

The survey results are conflicted at times — reflecting Americans’ attitudes toward houses and communities. 

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