Thursday, June 26, 2008
Walkability increasing housing values
Interesting post from the Smart Growth America blog noting a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the differences in housing sales between two suburban cities located almost next door. Walkable Hapeville has seen sales jump as a result of its attractive traditional neighborhood development, complete with a town center. Nearby Conley, a residential development with no town center and reduced walkability, has seen sales sink. It seems that walkable, traditional neighborhoods are not just good for our health and the environment — they are good for our pocketbooks.