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walkable neighborhoods: Oxford DDA Streetscape Plan - 03/01/12 05:47 AM
Oxford DDA presented with $4.7M streetscape plan. That's how much the total estimated cost is to revamp and improve a large portion of downtown Oxford's streetscape to make it more attractive, identifiable, pedestrian friendly and hopefully, calm the large volume of traffic on M-24. The plan encompasses changing the appearance of M-24 from the Polly Ann Trail bridge to the north all the way to Broadway St. to the south. It also includes the southern gateway to the village near the Oxford Marketplace shopping center and portions of Burdick St. to the east and west. Right now, there are 44 on (0 comments)
walkable neighborhoods: Walkable Neighborhoods Sell For More - 11/04/11 08:29 AM
Homes in walkable neighborhoods sell for more: study says Homes located within walking distance of amenities such as schools, parks and shopping aren't only more convenient for their owners, often they're also worth more than homes in neighborhoods where driving is the rule, according to a new study released Tuesday. The report looked at 94,000 real estate transactions in 15 markets. In 13 of those markets, higher levels of walkability were directly linked to higher home values. Walkable places have some of the best chances of performing well in years ahead. The premium for homes in neighborhoods with above average walk (2 comments)
walkable neighborhoods: Walkability Audit, Downtown Oxford MI - 10/05/11 09:01 AM
Walkability audit, downtown Oxford MI got audited last week. This audit focused on the ability of pedestrians to navigate the downtown area and what can be done to improve the situation for non-motorized visitors. A group consisting of Downtown Development Authority (DDA) officials, business owners, interested citizens and paid consultants put on their most comfortable shoes and hit the streets to participate in what's called a "Walkability Audit." Most of those who participated in the audit walked. But some rode in wheelchairs, pushed strollers or drove the type of electric scooters used by senior citizens or others who have difficulty walking. (0 comments)
walkable neighborhoods: Americans Prefer Smart Growth Communities - 06/14/11 08:18 AM
Americans favor walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, 56% of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors. Different home buyers are looking for all kinds of neighborhood settings, home buyers want walkable, transit-accessible communities. Walkable communities (Village of Oxford) are defined as those where shops, restaurants and local businesses are within walking distance from homes. According to the survey, when considering a home purchase, 77% of respondents said they would look for neighborhoods with abundant sidewalks and other pedestrian-friendly features, and 50% would like (0 comments)
Donald Horne, Associate Broker Oxford / Lapeer Homes
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