EYA has long been a proponent of life within walking distance, in which homeowners enjoy easy access to transportation, recreation, shopping, and dining. And increasingly, new homeowners are seeking walkable lifestyles even in the suburbs.
A new report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) states that over the next decade, the majority of households will be drawn to neighborhoods that combine the best of both urban and suburban living. These new “surban” neighborhoods offer urban amenities such as smaller homes with less maintenance and easy access to shopping and dining, as well as sought-after suburban benefits such as parks, trails, and kid-friendly amenities.
Another interesting trend noted in the report is that these surban neighborhoods may replace traditional shopping centers. By combining housing and retail, residents enjoy convenient, car-free shopping that offers more than just consumer goods, but a lifestyle experience.
We are honored to announce that EYA was selected Company of the Year at the LOCUS Leadership Awards luncheon. Sponsored by Smart Growth America, the LOCUS Leadership Awards celebrate real estate developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership and development for walkable, sustainable communities.
Now more than ever, homeowners are seeking walkable communities that promote sustainable and convenient lifestyles. Today’s buyers want to ditch the commute and live within walking distance to shops, restaurants, parks and other urban amenities.
Every year, Smart Growth America presents the LOCUS Leadership Awards to developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, smart growth development and furthering the mission of advocating for sustainable, walkable urban development.