Second Home Buyers in U.S. Demand Outdoors Amenities

October 6, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“For many potential buyers interested in second homes in resort communities, it is no longer enough — and sometimes not even necessary or desirable — that the properties offer golf, tennis and a swimming pool. Many buyers these days want amenities to include outdoor pursuits that often involve naturalists and that are sometimes off the beaten track.” Joanne Kaufman writes in The New York Times about the shift from golf and tennis to trail running and bird watching among those buying second homes.