Will buyers really pay more for a house on a cul de sac?

Kimberly Bean
Published on January 25, 2017

Will buyers really pay more for a house on a cul de sac?

They’ve been around for centuries, though the original purpose of a cul de sac wasn’t to provide privacy and peace and quiet.

In fact, the Romans and the Athenians used cul-de-sacs for self-defense. Since they’re a kind of dead end, enemies unfamiliar with the area would get trapped. In the U.S., cul de sacs were approved by the Federal Housing Administration in 1936.

Flash forward to today, and an article from Realtor.com that caught my eye. Are cul de sacs – which means “bottom of the sack” in French — drawing in home buyers?

It turns out, the answer may be, “Yes.” One survey shows that buyers may be willing to pay up to 20 percent more for a house that is on a cul de sac.

But why? Well, cul de sacs have qualities that buyers like. Traffic is calm, and there tends to be more privacy and less noise on a cul de sac. Plus, a study from University of California, Davis found that kids who lived on cul de sacs played outdoors more than kids who did not.

What do you think? Would you pay more to live on a cul de sac?

Whether your answer is yes or no, I hope you’ll give me a call when it’s time to buy your dream home.

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