The Relevance of Amenities and Agglomeration for Dutch Housing Prices

37 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2011

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Harry Garretsen

Utrecht University - School of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Radboud University Nijmegen - Department of Economics

Gerard Marlet

University of Groningen

Date Written: June 28, 2011

Abstract

Dutch cities which combine a favorable location in terms of distance to work with a variety of urban amenities appear to be the most attractive locations for people to live. Relatively safe cities, offering a variety of history and culture events, as well as good restaurants have significantly higher housing prices. In addition, successful cities are places where people can optimize their job prospects, not necessarily only as a result of jobs in these cities, but also because of access to jobs in other Dutch cities.

Keywords: urban amenities, population growth, housing prices

JEL Classification: R110

Suggested Citation

Garretsen, Harry and Marlet, Gerard, The Relevance of Amenities and Agglomeration for Dutch Housing Prices (June 28, 2011). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3498, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1873898

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