That cheaper suburban home may not be as cheap as it seems @CityVentures has known this all along. Urban living rules

That cheaper suburban home may not be as cheap as it seems @CityVentures has known this all along. Urban living rules

Smart Growth America released a report this month called Measuring Sprawl 2014. It’s an update to a report they did back in 2002 and it’s worth a read if you’re into urban planning. You can download it here . The report looks at 221 metro areas in the US and develops a “sprawl index ranking.” The higher the number, the more compact the metro area. Not surprisingly, New York tops the list with San Francisco coming in second. But more interesting are the correlations they discovered. As you go up their sprawl index ranking (that is, as the cities become more compact), they found the following : People have greater economic opportunity in compact and connected metro areas. People spend less of their household income on the combined cost of housing and transportation in these areas. People have a greater number of transportation options available to them. And people in compact...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/donnellyb/242746/a...

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