RailsTrails: Homes in Northampton MA Near Rail Trails

Description Format Details Source

Description

Sample of homes in Northampton, MA to see whether being close to a bike trail enhances the value of the home

Format

A data frame with 104 observations on the following 30 variables.

HouseNum

Unique house number

Acre

Lot size for the house (in acres)

AcreGroup

Lot size groups (<= 1/4 acre or > 1/4 acre)

Adj1998

Estimated 1998 price (in thousands of 2014 dollars)

Adj2007

Estimated 2007 price (in thousands of 2014 dollars)

Adj2011

Estimated 2011 price (in thousands of 2014 dollars)

BedGroup

Bedroom groups (1-2 beds, 3 beds, or 4+ beds)

Bedrooms

Number of bedrooms

BikeScore

Bike friendliness (0-100 score, higher scores are better)

Diff2014

Difference in price between 2014 estimate and adjusted 1998 estimate (in thousands of dollars)

Distance

Distance (in feet) to the nearest entry point to the rail trail network

DistGroup

Distance groups, compared to 1/2 mile (Closer or Farther Away)

GarageSpaces

Number of garage spaces (0-4)

GarageGroup

Any garage spaces? (no or yes)

Latitude

Latitude (for mapping)

Longitude

Longitude (for mapping)

NumFullBaths

Number of full baths (includes shower or bathtub)

NumHalfBaths

Number of half baths (no shower or bathtub)

NumRooms

Number of rooms

PctChange

Percentage change from adjusted 1998 price to 2014 (value of zero means no change)

Price1998

Zillow 10 year estimate from 2008 (in thousands of dollars)

Price2007

Zillow price estimate from 2007 (in thousands of dollars)

Price2011

Zillow price estimate from 2011 (in thousands of dollars)

Price2014

Zillow price estimate from 2014 (in thousands of dollars)

SFGroup

SquareFeet group (<= 1500 sf or > 1500 sf)

SquareFeet

Square footage of interior finished space (in thousands of sf)

StreetName

Street name

StreetNum

House number on street

WalkScore

Walk friendliness (0-100 score, higher scores are better)

Zip

Location (1060 = Northampton or 1062 = Florence)

Details

This dataset comprises 104 homes in Northampton, MA that were sold in 2007. The authors measured the shortest distance from each home to a railtrail on streets and pathways with Google maps and recorded the Zillow.com estimate of each home's price in 1998 and 2011. Additional attributes such as square footage, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms are available from a realty database from 2007. We divide the houses into two groups based on distance to the trail (DistGroup).

Source

From July 2015 JSE Datasets and Stories: "Rail Trails and Property Values: Is There an Association?", Ella Hartenian, Smith College and Nicholas J. Horton, Amherst College.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v23n2/horton.pdf


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