Homebuyers Prefer Walkable Neighborhoods -- Sometimes
"Given the choice between heaven and purgatory, which would you choose?
Thus, it wasn't surprising that when given a choice between an idealized urban village and a suburban nowheresville, a survey released by Smart Growth America (SGA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found that most people chose the former.
...What's extraordinary is that they got only 60 percent of the respondents to choose the latter. Even with the deck stacked against suburbs, an amazing 40 percent of Americans apparently find suburban purgatory superior to urban heaven."
Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism