Metro is considered a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), due to its close proximity to the new Rapid Transit station. A TOD creates livable mixed-use, denser, walkable places, and provides an alternative to low-density suburban development and automobile-dependent land use patterns. This increases your mobility choices and disposable household income. Housing and transportation are the first and second largest household expenses, respectively. TOD can effectively increase disposable income by reducing the need for more than one car and reducing driving costs.
Residents in transit-rich neighbourhoods spend 16% less on transportation than those living in auto-dependent neighbourhoods according to a recent study by the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Mobility and income aside, there are increased health benefits. TOD promotes a healthier lifestyle by making it more convenient to walk than to drive and providing the infrastructure that supports walking and biking.