Central Recreational Districts (CRD) are the new Central Business Districts (CBD.)
CRD results in 16% higher housing prices, 10% growth in population and jobs, and attracts 3% more college graduates.
They are urban areas to escape the hustle of the city, with parks, historic places, landmarks, and tourist destinations.
The area attracts younger inhabitants for their “Insatgramable” locations and draws people to urban centers.
Similarly, America In Bloom (AIB) just launched a new self-assessment program, Growing Vibrant Communities (GVC). It measures a community’s commitment and progress in vitality, flowers, landscapes, urban forestry, environmental efforts, heritage and overall impression.