Free Up Disposable Income, Ditch the Car

Mixed use neighborhood. Sounds simple. Saves money. Artur C. Nelson presented the info. Robert Steuteville wrote about it.  The question remains…where do you want to live?

“The average American family spends 32 percent of its income on housing and 19 percent on transportation, leaving 49 percent for all other expenditures. Those who live in auto-dependent suburbs spend 25 percent of their income on transportation, leaving only 43 percent for all other expenses. Those who live in transit-rich neighborhoods spend only 9 percent on transportation, leaving far more money for discretionary expenses.”

Another beautiful thing about living in a walkable mixed use community, is the attached part.  Just by the virtue of being attached, your house has less exterior wall exposed, thus a savings in heating and cooling,  and less maintenance. Polar Sam gives it two big thumbs up!…

Also, walking is healthier, and healthier will cut down on your healthcare expenditures!

As you can see from the table below, the attached housing type is in demand. Which ever way of life you’re looking for, somewhere between 25-38% of Americans are in agreement with you. So ditch the car… and go to Share Your Vision and spend some time dreaming of your desired future lifestyle. Your envisioning will encourage others! Together, we can make sustainable real!


Images courtesy of New Urban News

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