Physical activity levels among master planned community residents compared to traditional neighborhood residents



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Master planned communities (MPC) are considered one possible solution to urban sprawl around the world and provide amenities to residents, create a sense of community, often include mixed-land use, and various housing types. The inclusion of amenities and sense of community have many potential benefits to residents of MPCs compared to traditional neighborhoods (typically without extra amenities). Little is known about the physical activity levels of MPCs compared to traditional neighborhoods. To better understand physical activity levels, a survey was created and distributed to residents of South Jordan, Utah—home to both a MPC and traditional neighborhoods. Physical activity levels, demographic information, and exercise self-efficacy for physical activity were analyzed between the two types of neighborhoods to evaluate the differences and determine if the marketed benefits of MPCs translate into everyday practices. No statistically significant difference was found in physical activity levels between master planned community residents and traditional neighborhood residents.



Master planned communities, Physical activity, Utah