The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 2013 Community Preference Survey reveals the following preferences in neighborhoods and where people want to live:
86% value privacy from neighbors when choosing a home.
75% of small town and rural residents would still live in a rural area if they could choose any plave to live.
60% prefer a neighborhood with a mix of houses, stores and businesses that are easy to walk to.
42% complain that there are too few shops or restaurants within an esy walk of their house.
Sources: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® & The Council of Residential Specialists