Currently Reading

Community Amenities Perception Gaps

Market Data + Trends

Community Amenities Perception Gaps

February 21, 2019
school bus
Photo: Unsplash/Austin Pacheco

New homeowner sentiment data on home values reveals residents in areas with higher median home values report being more satisfied with their access to local amenities, such as those for jobs and education. 

The latest Zillow Housing Aspirations Report (ZHAR) also finds that residents in areas with lower home values report being less satisfied than their peers in higher-value areas, except with access to transportation. Education amenities had the greatest perception gap between high and low home value residents. Less than 40 percent of residents in areas where home values are in the bottom third of all neighborhoods say they have “relatively good access” to high-caliber educational amenities, while those in top-third communities have a 70 percent share. 

The perceived access-to-education gap between the priciest and least-pricey neighborhoods is sizable in most metros. The largest gap is in St. Louis, where only 27 percent of people living in a bottom-tier neighborhood reported relatively good access to a high-quality education compared to 81 percent in the top tier, a 54-point difference. Other midwest metros, including Detroit and Chicago, also had large perceived gaps in educational access, with point differentials of 40 and 36 between bottom- and top-tier neighborhoods, respectively.

Read more

Related Stories

Market Data + Trends

The State of Employment in August

Construction sector jobs in the U.S. increased by 193,000 year-to-date, which is a 2.7% increase from August 2020.

Market Data + Trends

Multi and Single-Family are Neck and Neck

An analysis by National Association of Home Builders shows that single-family construction activity recently closed that gap with multifamily.


More in Category


Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.

Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.