This is an interesting map I just found on Zillow, via Tableau Software. It shows the status of home selling in the USA. Darker blue means houses are sitting longer and selling for less than asking… darker red means houses are selling faster and closer to asking price or over asking price. Sure looks like there is a migration going on. Is it just boomers retiring? I don’t know. All I can say is here they come… whoever they are.
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Posted in city planning, san luis obispo, trend forecasting, tagged best place to live, California population, housing price trends, real estate trends, western migration on April 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in architecture, city planning, happiness, san luis obispo, tagged best place to live, bicycle advocacy, bike culture, bike infrastructure, bike paths, bike route, city planning, downtown, jeff speck, pedestrian, walkable, walkable city on December 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
“Walkable City” is a fantastic new book by Jeff Speck on creating great cities and overcoming dated planning ideas. For anyone interested in making more pedestrian, bicycle and transit oriented spaces it is a must read. It is also a must read for anyone interested in what it takes to make your city “feel” better… or making places a better place to live. Jeff Speck was a co-author of “suburban Nation” a few years back… also a great book. I recommend this book to city council’s, bike/ped advocates, and city planners.
For more info: http://jeffspeck.com
Posted in city planning, happiness, san luis obispo, tagged best place to live, California travel, Dan Beuttner, dan buettner, happiest city in america, happiest place in america, happiest place on earth, happiest town in america, happiness, Oprah, Oprah Effect, san luis obispo, SLO, thrive, thrive the blue zones way on January 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Well… I suppose it had to happen eventually. That damn book on happiness has outed San Luis Obispo, California big time. We were on Oprah a couple of days ago. Jenny McCarthy interviewed a bunch of people… and toured around the city and general environs…. talking in that kinda goofy odd “Crest toothpaste spokesmodel” way she has.
I know EVERY SINGLE person interviewed in this segment! I suppose that it is these social connections that make you feel good about a place. You can go anywhere and find a conversation almost anytime you like.
Of late I am starting to see more saccharine smiles on tourists around town… Very Stepford wifey. Wandering around… looking up a lot… as though this were New York maybe… or perhaps like animals that have just been let of of the cage… in a kind of happiness stupor.
The wine and cheeze places are no doubt doing bang up business… and it is hell to rent a bike I bet. Oprah Effect they call it.
Here’s kind of a cool overview of SLO and the surrounding area (a “tilt shift” video)… for some reason a shot of Morro Bay is the first image though!