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Americans Prefer Smart Growth Neighborhoods, Study Finds
From Market Wire:
The Community Preference Survey found that "88 percent of respondents placed more value on the quality of the neighborhood than the size of the home," when considering a home purchase.
Also, "eighty percent of those surveyed would prefer to live in a single-family, detached home as long as it didn't require a longer commute, but nearly three out of five of those surveyed -- 59 percent -- would choose a smaller home if it meant a commute time of 20 minutes or less."
The survey conducted in February 2011 was comprised of a sample of 2,071 adult Americans.