Residential location choice of knowledge-workers in a "startup metropolis": 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 languageEnglish
    JournalCities
    Volume35
    Pages (from-to)33-41
    Number of pages9
    ISSN0264-2751
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

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

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