Public Transit Proximity Matters.
The America THINKS survey found that 83% of all Americans were as or more interested in living near accessible public transportation than they were 5 years ago, including 76% of Americans living in rural areas. This desire to live near public transportation has increased in the last 5 years among 29% of Americans. Public transit access is important to millennials, with 36% of them wanting to live near public transportation today over 5 years ago. With older Americans, the increase is 25%. So as could be expected, millennials are more likely to base their housing decisions on public transportation availability than older Americans.