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This survey is intended to collect information about the housing needs of Durango residents.

64 registered responses


Why did you move to Durango?

Answered
62
Skipped
2

In which neighborhood do you currently live?

Response Percent Response Count
Downtown Durango 9.4% 6
Three Springs 3.1% 2
South Durango 1.6% 1
Durango 7.8% 5
Hillcrest/Skyridge 6.3% 4
Crestview/North Durango 15.6% 10
Needham/Hidden Valley 6.3% 4
Brookside/North Main 9.4% 6
Animas City 12.5% 8
North East 7.8% 5
Other 20.3% 13

In which neighborhood(s) would you prefer to live? (check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Downtown Durango 20.0% 12
Escalante 3.3% 2
Three Springs 5.0% 3
South Durango 11.7% 7
Durango 21.7% 13
Hillcrest/Skyridge 11.7% 7
Crestview/North Durango 30.0% 18
Needham/Hidden Valley 18.3% 11
Brookside/North Main 20.0% 12
Animas City 28.3% 17
North East 16.7% 10
Other 15.0% 9

Do you rent or own your place of residence?

Response Percent Response Count
Rent 21.9% 14
Own 73.4% 47
Other 4.7% 3

How satisfied are you with your current residence?

Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 6.3% 4
Somewhat dissatisfied 10.9% 7
Neutral or undecided 1.6% 1
Somewhat satisfied 39.1% 25
Very satisfied 42.2% 27

If you are dissatisfied with your current housing, please tell us why (select all that apply).

Response Percent Response Count
Residence needs repairs that I cannot afford 12.5% 5
Landlord won't make repairs 5.0% 2
Bad/Rude/Loud neighbors 12.5% 5
Crime in neighborhood 2.5% 1
Size/configuration 20.0% 8
Too expensive 30.0% 12
Too many vacation rentals in the neighborhood 2.5% 1
Other 37.5% 15
Not applicable 30.0% 12

Why have you not moved from your current residence? (Check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Want to stay in my current residence 59.3% 35
Lack of appealing options 16.9% 10
Cannot afford to move 13.6% 8
Cannot find an affordable place to live 23.7% 14
Family is here 3.4% 2
Need to find a new job 1.7% 1
Cannot find a place that meets my needs 16.9% 10
Other 15.3% 9

What keeps you from living in another part of your community? (Check all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Nothing 32.8% 20
I want to stay in my current residence 45.9% 28
Cannot afford to live in my desired location 23.0% 14
Nothing available in my desired location 11.5% 7
Other 21.3% 13

What is most important to you when choosing your residence? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Affordability 61.9% 39
Proximity to bus/transit stop 20.6% 13
Close to services 50.8% 32
Close to work 39.7% 25
Close to shopping 31.7% 20
Close to family/friends 23.8% 15
Close to schools 19.0% 12
Close to health care facilities 4.8% 3
Accessibility (ADA-compliant) 1.6% 1
Low crime rate 28.6% 18
Like the neighborhood 74.6% 47
Number of bedrooms 20.6% 13
Yard size 34.9% 22
Other 28.6% 18

How satisfied are you living in your neighborhood with regard to the items below?

Schools
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 3.1% 2
Somewhat dissatisfied 3.1% 2
Neutral/undecided 40.6% 26
Somewhat satisfied 10.9% 7
Very satisfied 37.5% 24
Jobs
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 7.8% 5
Somewhat dissatisfied 4.7% 3
Neutral/undecided 34.4% 22
Somewhat satisfied 18.8% 12
Very satisfied 26.6% 17
Transportation
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 9.4% 6
Somewhat dissatisfied 7.8% 5
Neutral/undecided 17.2% 11
Somewhat satisfied 21.9% 14
Very satisfied 40.6% 26
Affordable and convenient access to a grocery store
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 7.8% 5
Somewhat dissatisfied 9.4% 6
Neutral/undecided 10.9% 7
Somewhat satisfied 20.3% 13
Very satisfied 51.6% 33
Child care
Response Percent Response Count
Somewhat dissatisfied 1.6% 1
Neutral/undecided 73.4% 47
Very satisfied 12.5% 8
Social events
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 4.7% 3
Somewhat dissatisfied 3.1% 2
Neutral/undecided 25.0% 16
Somewhat satisfied 21.9% 14
Very satisfied 42.2% 27
Accessibility
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 4.7% 3
Somewhat dissatisfied 4.7% 3
Neutral/undecided 25.0% 16
Somewhat satisfied 21.9% 14
Very satisfied 42.2% 27
Other
Response Percent Response Count
Very dissatisfied 1.6% 1
Neutral/undecided 21.9% 14
Somewhat satisfied 3.1% 2
Very satisfied 7.8% 5

What percentage of your total household income do you spend on rent/mortgage payments?

Response Percent Response Count
20% or less 32.3% 20
21-30% 37.1% 23
31-35% 12.9% 8
36-40% 4.8% 3
41-50% 8.1% 5
More than 50% 4.8% 3

Would you like to see accessory dwelling units (for example, garage apartments, tiny homes, granny flats) as an option in more neighborhoods?

Answered
62
Skipped
2

Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about housing in Durango?

Answered
46
Skipped
18
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March 5, 2017, 12:00 PM
  • Why did you move to Durango?
    I was raised here.
  • In which neighborhood do you currently live?
    • Brookside/North Main
  • In which neighborhood(s) would you prefer to live? (check all that apply)
    • Other - Anywhere it's affordable and I can get to work without driving an hour every day.
  • Do you rent or own your place of residence?
    • Rent
  • How satisfied are you with your current residence?
    • Very dissatisfied
  • If you are dissatisfied with your current housing, please tell us why (select all that apply).
    • Residence needs repairs that I cannot afford
    • Landlord won't make repairs
    • Size/configuration
    • Too expensive
  • Why have you not moved from your current residence? (Check all that apply)
    • Cannot find an affordable place to live
    • Cannot find a place that meets my needs
  • What keeps you from living in another part of your community? (Check all that apply)
    • Cannot afford to live in my desired location
  • What is most important to you when choosing your residence? (Select all that apply)
    • Affordability
    • Proximity to bus/transit stop
    • Close to services
    • Close to work
    • Close to family/friends
    • Yard size
  • How satisfied are you living in your neighborhood with regard to the items below?
    • Schools - Somewhat satisfied
    • Jobs - Very dissatisfied
    • Transportation - Somewhat satisfied
    • Affordable and convenient access to a grocery store - Somewhat satisfied
    • Child care - Neutral/undecided
    • Social events - Neutral/undecided
    • Accessibility - Somewhat dissatisfied
    • Other - Neutral/undecided
  • What percentage of your total household income do you spend on rent/mortgage payments?
    • More than 50%
  • Would you like to see accessory dwelling units (for example, garage apartments, tiny homes, granny flats) as an option in more neighborhoods?
    Depends on whether they'll be unreasonably priced or not.
  • Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about housing in Durango?
    27 years of growing up and living here and I thought that someday after I graduated college with a degree, I could get a good job and continue living here. I got a great job, even work a second job on the side. Regardless, I won't be able to afford even a down-payment on almost any property unless I saved every penny for another 6 years and had 2 people co-sign with me. That's assuming prices don't change and that more jobs and businesses don't go under. I didn't think I'd see so many places close down and get replaced by tourist garbage, banks, and real estate offices. Nobody, it seems, can afford to live here if they work here.
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