Residential location choice of knowledge-workers: The role of amenities, workplace and lifestyle

Amnon Frenkel, Edward Bendit, Sigal Kaplan*

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Abstract

This study investigates the residential location choice of knowledge-workers at the intra-metropolitan level by applying discrete choice models. The models represent housing choices of 833 knowledge-workers in high-technology and financial services and analyze the relative importance of lifestyle and cultural amenities in addition to classic location factors. Hence, the model bridges the gap between the recent lifestyle-oriented and the classical utility-oriented conceptualizations of the residential choice of knowledge-workers. The most important factors are municipal socioeconomic level, housing affordability and commuting time, while substantial secondary factors are cultural and educational land-use and culture-oriented lifestyle.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalCities
Volume35
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Discrete choice models
  • Knowledge-workers
  • Lifestyle
  • Location model
  • Residential choice

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