Community Benefits – home buyers want trails

Survey of home buyers in 2002

Home buyers survey shows people want trails very much.

In April 2002, a survey of recent home buyers was co-sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors. The survey included questions about the “importance of community amenities”. Trails came in second only to highway access. Those surveyed could choose any of the 18 different amenities with 36% choosing “walking, jogging, and biking trails” as either “important” or “very important”. Results of survey are:

  1. highway access – 44%
  2. walking/jogging/biking trails – 36%
  3. sidewalks on both sides – 28%
  4. park area – 26%
  5. shops within walking area – 19%
  6. lake – 16%
  7. near public transportation – 15%
  8. daycare center – 14%
  9. business center – 10%
  10. basketball courts/soccer fields – 9%
  11. card operated gate (no guard) – 9%
  12. baseball/softball fields – 6%
  13. clubhouse – 6%
  14. golf course – 6%
  15. security guard at gate – 5%
  16. tennis court – 4%
  17. equestrian facilities – 3%

Source :: National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors survey.

More Information :: see National Trails Training Partnership website for benefits of trails and greenways.

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