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Living on the Edge: Residential Property Values in the Urban-Rural Interface

  • Molly Espey (a1), Fahmida Fakhruddin (a1), Lawrence R. Gering (a2) and Huiyan Lin (a3)

This study estimates the contribution of both urban-rural fringe location and lake proximity on residential property values in three upstate counties of South Carolina through estimation of spatial hedonic housing price models. Location in the urban fringe and the urban–rural interface are found to have a positive impact on residential housing values relative to either urban or more rural locations. Lakes in the upstate contribute positively to housing values to the extent that the house has a view of a lake, lake access, or lake frontage.

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