Real Estate and Biking – Some interesting facts

As most of you know by now, I am a big fan of biking.  Now, I am not referring to long distance speedy, spandex cycling kind of biking (though that’s great too) but biking for fun and for transportation.  That’s why I started exploring real estate with clients by bicycle.  Most days you’ll see me around town on my pretty little bicycle, heading to work, doing errands, going for a sunset cruise along the Battery…it’s a wonderful life!  So here are a few fun facts, courtesy of Pedal to Properties in Boulder, CO.

  1. A cyclist’s median income is $62,500 versus $46,000 for the average American.
  2. Homes near bicycle or walking trails sell faster and at higher prices, according to the National Association of Realtors.
  3. In fact, Realtors cite trails as the second most important community amenity to buyers.
  4. Retail bike sales were up 73% in 2008.

This information certainly mimics the trends I have seen here in Charleston.  Each year, the number of people on bikes has increased and 2010 looks to be a banner year from a planning and advocacy standpoint.  I can’t wait!

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2 Responses to Real Estate and Biking – Some interesting facts

  1. Real estate bike tour is really interesting, you’ll get to see the neighborhood not just the house.

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