Where do you want to live?By Darren Kropf
There’s a diversity of living arrangements in our communities, and the Pembina Institute did an interesting study examining where we choose to live and why.
While focusing on the Greater Toronto Area, many principles would apply to all communities.* No surprise that affordability and access to transit and services are major factors in choosing where to live.
Seems to me like trends are changing. Public, shared infrastructure is preferred if it can enhance one’s lifestyle and relationships.
Expanding one’s land ownership is no longer a sign of success in life, though certainly remains a practical choice for many young families, as the fact that 59 percent of families with children prefer detached homes that are car dependent suggests.
What do you think? What values are important to you when choosing where to live?
Darren Kropf of Kitchener, Ont., is community engagement associate with Mennonite Central Committee Ontario. This blog post is provided thanks to our partnership with Creation Care Crossroads.
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