08 Apr '11, 8pm

Americans prefer smart growth to sprawl, realtor study finds. New Sustainable Industries story:

Americans prefer smart growth to sprawl, realtor study finds. New Sustainable Industries story:

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe A new survey from the industry group National Association of Realtors finds a majority of Americans prefer living in walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods to living in auto-oriented suburbs. That’s the conclusion the association is touting, anyway. Below that top-line finding, however, the survey finds a long-standing split between folks drawn to smart growth-style urban ‘hoods and suburbia. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they preferred smart growth , defined as places where businesses, shops and restaurants are within walking distance of homes. Forty-three percent, after reading descriptions of two types of neighborhoods, chose ones containing only single-family houses on large lots within driving distance to amenities. That group was even willing to forego sidewalks, a consistently popular neighborhood feature. Does th...

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