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What do Amenities Do Missoula Home Buyers Want?

What Piques the Interest of Missoula Home Buyers? Check Out the Top Three Amenities. 

What a Missoulian Wants? Not a Golf Course.

 

As part of the HOME Report, we asked Missoula residents to identify their top three home amenities. Find out what ranked highest – and what they could do without.

Creating an ideal neighborhood requires a marketable mix of housing types and amenities. Missoulians expressed strong preferences on what they wanted their neighborhoods to look like: more coffee shops and breweries, with little demand for pools and golf courses. More respondents requested a dog park than were looking for a playground.

In keeping with Missoula’s abundant parks and access to national forests, open space ranked high on the list. One notable observation: respondents seem reliant on their cars. Parking was cited as a top three amenity for 32% of respondents, whereas only 8% cited proximity to public transit in the same ranking. Age played a role in preferences. Middle-aged buyers cited the most desire to be near retail- shopping, restaurants, and gyms.

Younger buyers were most concerned about parking. Older buyers wanted to be near open space and were most likely to prefer a rural location. Find more insights into Missoula home amenities preferences by downloading the HOME Report here.

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