Will walkable neighborhoods be the future of new-home building?
"Six in 10 adults said they would rather live in a neighborhood that featured a mix of houses, stores, and businesses within an easy walk, than a community of only houses that required driving to get to businesses."
This quote is from Take a Walk, an article on Builderonline.com that reports on a 2011 National Association of Realtors poll. The poll results reveal a growing preference for pedestrian-focused (rather than car-focused) living in the US.
I hope this proves to be true — that demand for walkable neighborhoods will guide new construction trends. Atlanta developments such as the Inman Park Village, pictured above, could serve as a template for new construction throughout the city in that kind of market.
Photo of North Highland Avenue taken from atlintownliving.com