What is Surban? (Trends in New Construction)

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What is Surban?

Combine the words urban (relating to, characteristic of a city) and suburb (an outlying district of a city, especially a residential one.) Suddenly a new real estate concept is discovered, identified and labeled.

Chris Porter, on the podcast - New Home Insights, discussed the combining of terms to identify a new real estate reality in the episode 4: Let's Talk Surban.

hills, housesAs lifestyle choices change Surban living is an emerging real estate trend appealing to first time buyers not ready to fully embrace the suburban lifestyle, and at the other end of the spectrum, equity loaded move-down buyers or empty nesters, not willing to leave their communities but no longer desiring or needing the family home.

Each demographic shares the same desire for a home in a community with the characteristics of city life while simultaneously offering the charms and quaintness of small town living.

Urban living, or city living,  traditionally offers proximity to dining, shopping and entertainment all within specific geographical boundaries, usually walkable areas.

Suburban living is often defined by good school districts, homes with larger yards and more square footage. It's the suburbs but usually located a distance from the big city and the myriad of pleasures held within.

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Surban communities offer a combination of each. Irvine and Anaheim California are examples of these cities appealing to this buyer. Love this quote describing this trend "can I get a tattoo and antiques."

Chino Hills, California maybe on track for this concept and Lago Los Serranos beautifully meets this need with two story townhomes, community pool, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Visit our Chino Hill's newest townhome community to view the delights of a home which some may call Surban.









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Comments (5)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an interesting topic. I have not seen the word used in our area.

Have an outstanding summer!

Jul 24, 2018 06:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Kristal I have been hearing of this trend and seeing it as well. We're listing a property like that later this week. Lovely piece of property, big house, guest house, pool house, RV garage, gorgeous grounds - and all fairly close into the ctiy. What's not to love!

Jul 24, 2018 03:29 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Anna Banana Kruchten (I’ve got to take a class on the new protocol) I am finding buyers, especially the move down buyers, who are looking at homes in the “surba.”

Jul 24, 2018 08:18 PM
Kristal Wilson
KB Home - Fontana, CA
Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist!

Roy Kelley ~ You’ve got to love real estate as it reflects our changing culture. And you take good care of yourself!

Jul 24, 2018 08:20 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's a new term for me and I like it.  I think it applies to some places over here on Maui since we don't have much in the way of urban.

Sep 28, 2018 12:43 PM