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Mixed-Use Communities Appeal to Many Americans

May 28, 2013  |  Urban Land Institute
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More than half of Americans prefer neighborhoods that are close to shops, have a mix of incomes, and have public transportation.

A report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) shows that many Americans prefer attributes associated with mixed-use communities. In fact, 54% of Americans say they would like their community to have three or more of the five attributes listed above. In particular, neighborhoods that are close to a mix of shops, restaurants, and offices are especially appealing to African Americans (75%), members of generation Y (62%), single people (60%), renters (60%), and college graduates (60%).
More information can be found in the ULI report, America in 2013. (PDF, 552 KB). Additional information about ULI's America in 2013 report can be found on the ULI web site.