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Survey: Americans Want Denser, Smaller, Closer Housing

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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Nothwithstanding Brian's post New Population Maps Show Americans are Still Moving to the 'Burbs , which covered the movements of a full decade, more recent surveys tell a different story. Richard Florida writes about a new survey conducted for the National Association of Realtors: When selecting a community, nearly half of the public (47%) would prefer to live in a city (19%) or a suburban neighborhood with a mix of houses, shops, and businesses (28%). Another four in ten (40%) would prefer a rural area (22%) or a small town (18%). Only one in ten (12%) say they would prefer a suburban neighborhood with houses only. So were Brian's scary map s showing pre-bust data that are no longer relevant? More at the Atlantic ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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