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Walkability is Key to Buyers Seeking Homes for Sale in Main Line Communities

Walkability in Homes for Sale in Main Line Communities The trend has been building, and according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors®, more and more of the buyers across the country, including those looking for homes for sale in Main Line communities like Wayne and Bryn Mawr, place a high value on walkability. Close, walkable access to community features and even to workplaces has become a very popular home feature. Of 3000 residents surveyed, over 70% agreed that walkability, closeness to highways, and short commutes were important factors in their choice of home.

When asked questions about specific aspects of walkable communities, 76% of respondents agreed that sidewalks were appealing, 69% agreed that they would like parks within walking distance, and 71% agreed that public transportation being nearby was a desirable feature.

Both young and older adults share the desire to live in walkable communities, with 62% of millennials and 55% of the “silent generation,” those adults born before 1944, preferring this feature. Many would give up detached housing for increased walkability, and 60% of those surveyed would pay more to live in a walkable community.

What is so wonderful about walkable homes for Sale in Main Line communities? For many adults, the easy access to work and necessities like groceries, without the need of a car, is perfect. Others like the ability to walk through parks or visit local restaurants without the need of a vehicle. In today’s indoor, computer-oriented work world, many people just want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, with or without a designated purpose.

The Main Line community of Wayne is a terrific example of a walkable community. The town has easy access to public transportation, many shops and restaurants, and South Wayne is also within walking distance to Radnor Middle School. Malvern, Bryn Mawr and Media are other great examples of walkable communities along Philadelphia’s Main Line. These suburbs are very sought-after areas to live, bordering the town that has been hailed as one of America’s best places to retire, and as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live,” according to U.S. News and World Report.

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If you are looking for homes for sale in Main Line communities like Wayne, Bryn Mawr and Malvern, we will help you find the right one for you, whether you want a walkable community, particular home features, or a great school system. Contact us today to learn how Sage can help make your search for Main Line real estate easier and more successful.

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  • "We were so pleased that a co-worker recommended someone in the area that she trusted. Boy, did we strike gold on all counts. You are amazing!"
  • "Instead of trying to take advantage of conflicts of interest, she puts the client's interests first."
  • "Linda is a hardworking, proactive and knowledgeable realtor. Throughout the process of finding and buying our new home, she was always responsive and kept us up to date on every detail."
  • "Linda and the group at Sage are the right fit. You won’t find more knowledgeable, prepared and professional agents."
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