Benefits To Living On A Cul-De-Sac

    According to Realtor.com buyers are willing to pay up to 20% more (!) for living on a cul-de-sac, or dead end street. But what makes a cul-de-sac so desirable?

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    1. Safety. Children can play outside without the risk of fast moving traffic (Access Magazine).
    2. It’s quiet. Tucked away from the noisy hubbub, cul-de-sacs provide a more peaceful setting.
    3. A sense of “neighboorhood”. There’s a feeling of familiarity and closeness involved with living on a cul-de-sac.
    4. Less crime. The University of California, Davis did a study on Durham, NC. Out of a sample size of 89 crimes, 74 occurred on two way streets. Nearly five times as many, as on the cul-de-sac neighborhoods (Realtor.com). In 1996, James Lasley conducted a study of cul-de-sacs in Los Angeles. Streets were sealed with barriers to create cul-de-sacs. Designed to reduce drive by shootings and gang activity, Lasley found that crime went down when the barriers were implemented. But once withdrawn, crime rates went back up (Guffey).
    5. Buyers are likely to pay more. Just like purchasing a home in a good school district is a smart idea, purchasing a home on a cul-de-sac could net you more when you decide to sell.

    Looking to buy or sell? Give us a call at (626) 204-3360! We would love to be of assistance.

    -The Parsons Team

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