We’ve been discussing walkability for some time here at homesinatlanta. Atlanta has been the poster child for years when it came to sprawl and neighborhoods designed for driving and not walking. But over the last ten years we’ve seen a sea change in walkable developments. It’s the buzz word around all of Atlanta. And now new research shows how that has changed Atlanta. We’re now ranked the 8th most walkable city. This sutdy looks at how many neighborhood mix living/working/shopping all in a walkable distance. It’s not just Atlanta that is developing walkable areas. Acworth and Marietta have both developed great city centers which are walkable. Here’s a link to the full study that you can read.
Category Archives: sustainable growth
We’ve written before how the latest population trends have more people moving into cities. The urban areas are seeing the most growth with the closest suburban counties are getting less and exurban counties are seeing very little to no growth. Now the Brookings Institute and Atlantic Cities have a handy graph showing the numbers across the U.S. We’re most interested in Atlanta, of course which shows a 2.4% increase in the city versus a 1.1% growth rate in the suburbs.