Real Estate Values Increased by Commuter Rail
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
A recent study by Econsult Solutions found that property values are higher for suburban homes with better SEPTA commuter rail access.1 Station proximity, service frequency, and the presence of commuter parking all support higher home values. Premiums are as high as 10 percent for homes within one half-mile of a station that provides sufficient parking and frequent service. The study estimated SEPTA generates approximately $6 billion in aggregate property value impacts across Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.