Residential Preference Study

Residential Preference Study

Between April 18 and May 9, 2014, Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, Inc. (DHM Research) conducted an online survey of respondents living in Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties about their current and preferred residential and neighborhood preferences. The objective of the survey was to assess general opinions and preferences around housing and neighborhood choices and factors that may influence those choices. Portland State University and Metro developed the questionnaire with input from DHM.

Key findings

In general, it was found that most residents live in their preferred location.

Neighborhoods type preferences can change when faced with trade offs.

The most preferred type of outdoor space is a medium sized yard.

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