Salem Oregon Home Values Increase With Walkabiltiy

Posted By David Whitton @ Nov 12th 2009 8:15am In: Salem Oregon Home Ownership

salem oregonWalking is not only a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but according to a new study, it also contributes to increased Salem Oregon home values!

"Walking the Walk: How Walkability Raises Housing Values in U.S. Cities" reports that homes in areas where shopping and social destinations are in walking distance command anywhere from $4,000 to $34,000 more than homes that aren’t.

The study measures a neighborhood’s walkability by the Walk Score algorithm. The more consumer destinations within walking distance of a home, the higher the walk score. Walk scores range from 0 to 100. Get the Walk Score for your Salem Oregon home.

Don't miss our upcoming posts with walks from the book "Oregon Townscape Walks" by Tyler Burgess. A guidebook of walks in 22 Oregon towns, with 13 bicycle paths.

What's your Salem Oregon home worth?



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