NAR 2015 Community Preference Survey

NAR & Portland State University: 2015 Community and Transportation Preferences Survey

A national poll of 3,000 adults in the fifty largest metro areas found that Millennials are distinguishing themselves as the generation that, more than any other generation, prefers to walk. The poll was jointly conducted by the National Association of Realtors® and researchers at the Portland State University.

NAR 2013 Community Preference Survey: Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities

According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Community Preference Survey, 60 percent of respondents favor a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores, and other businesses that are within walking distance, rather than neighborhoods requiring driving between home, work, and recreation. Respondents indicated that while the size of a home or yard does matter, most are willing to compromise size for a preferred neighborhood and less commuting.

For more information, contact:

Primary Contact:
Joe Molinaro
Managing Director, Community Outreach
National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-383-1125

Secondary Contact:
Hugh Morris
Manager, Smart Growth Programs
National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202/383-1278


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