"Consider the success of communities like Arts District Hyattsville or National Harbor. They are so popular because the homeowners end up saving time and money and being green to boot," Ms. Gilbert said. "In terms of value, communities that are more easily accessible have higher market value than other communities. They are more sought after, attract more potential buyers and generally end up getting more purchase offers."
Ms. Gilbert said some of her quickest sales have been in pedestrian-friendly communities and developers are catching on quickly.