Smart Growth Research
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's 2013 Community Preference Survey explores Americans' wants regarding neighborhood characteristics such as proximity to parks and shopping, walkability, and commuting time, and the trade-offs in home type and size that people may be willing to accept in order to obtain those neighborhood preferences.
A study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and NAR reveals that during the last recession, residential property values performed 41 percent better on average if they were located near public transportation with high-frequency service.