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Nearby grocery stores and restaurants are a top draw for home shoppers

By Berit Griffin June 25, 2014

The amenities that attract a prospective home buyer to a neighbor varies by age group, right?

Wrong.

According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting survey of more than 20,000 home shoppers, nearby groceries and restaurants were the No. 1 and No. 2 attractions across three age groups: Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.

One thing the No. 1 and No. 2 results suggest is a greater interest in walkability. That theory is reinforced by the fact walking trails ranked No. 3 among Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, and No. 4 among Yers.

Priorities begin to change from there, though, as you’ll see in the infographic below. (Click here to enlarge.) Does anything here surprise you? What can you glean from a community development standpoint?