Summarization of Miracle Mile Residential Association – 2010 Survey

Following is a summary of the results from the MMRA’s 2010 survey of residents and members, conducted during November, 2010.

My favorite thing in the Miracle Mile or what I liked best about living in the Miracle Mile

  • 57% – Location
  • 11% – Diversity of neighborhood
  • 11% – Ambiance of community
  • 9% – Architecture
  • 8% – Walking neighborhood
  • 4% – Other

Why I moved to the Miracle Mile

  • 27% – Close to work, school, church
  • 25% – Central location
  • 14% – Affordability
  • 10% – Friendly neighbors
  • 10% – House itself
  • 5% – Architecture
  • 3% – Walking neighborhood
  • 3% – Schools
  • 3% – Other

What would improve my residency in the Miracle Mile

  • Traffic/Streets: 34% (Primarily repave streets and alleys, fix sidewalks, more parking and better patrol of permit parking; more speed bumps; subway metro stop)
  • All Other: 32% (Dog park, more trees)
  • Amenities:  21%  (Restaurants primarily)
  • Safety: 13% (Actual police patrols; less homeless people)

I would patronize a farmers market in the Miracle Mile

  • Yes – 92%; no – 3%; unsure – 3%
  • First choice – Saturday – 38%; Weekday – 36% ; Sunday – 26%
  • No heavy preference for 2nd and 3rd choices

What I dislike about the Miracle Mile

  • 39% – too much development, traffic, people
  • 30% – Traffic/Streets (paving, sidewalks, inability to park, speeding cards, street pkg limitation for friends/family; price of pkg tickets & permit pkg)
  • 16% – appearance (SV median, trash, failure of owners to pick up after dogs)
  • 7% – nothing or people don’t realize great neighborhood Miracle Mile is.
  • 5% – too many helicopters and drunk and disorderly people
  • 3% – unfriendly neighbors

Years those who responded to survey lived in Miracle Mile:

  • Over 50 years – 15%
  • 40 years – 13%
  • 30 years – 28%
  • 20 years – 24%
  • last 10 years – 20%

Note:  Percentage is based on number of responses to each question; not everyone responded to each query and some had more than one response to a query.

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