As a New Jersey Realtor, I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, and I regularly read its publications. Recently I came across one that I found interesting and worth sharing.
In March of this year, the National Association of Realtors commissioned a market research firm to conduct a survey regarding Americans' housing and community preferences. Over 2,000 randomly selected adults took part in this updating of a 2004 survey. In both cases, a significant portion of adults indicated that living in a community where they could walk to shops was either "important" or "very important."
The economy has seen big ups and downs over the past seven years, and people's housing priorities have changed in certain areas. I was interested to see that 66% (two-thirds) of the adults polled this year said that being within an easy walk to places in their community was important to them.
Clearly, walkable suburbs are still seen as very desirable places to live. I'd love to show you some of New Jersey's finest.