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Meets Rural Community Needs
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Expanded Recreational Use For Residents/Local Community
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Aligns with Tipp City’s Historic Heritage
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Positive Economic Impact
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Economic Impact - Developmental Opportunities
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  “Trail systems say something significant about how communities can preserve a distinctive and slower paced or "rural" atmosphere. Recognizing this potential and building trails which are permanent improvements allows developers and property owners to significantly benefit from higher property values.” 3

Meets Rural Community Needs

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Positively provides recreation for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility; involves our youth and local 4-H groups; a needed recreation for the many residents who own horses.
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Tipp City would be recognizing and pledging to everyone’s right to health and happiness through recreation.
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Tipp City would be recognizing the fact that Tipp City is part of a Rural community with farms and horse owners.

Positive Economic Impact

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Equine Trails offer a 4 to 1 payback on investment 1
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$112.1 Billion Horse Industry 1
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9.2 million horses in the U.S. 1
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2,970,000 are used for recreation 1
 
 
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Tipp City Horse Trails
were developed in
cooperation and with
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“Almost without fail, people who are resistant to trail development initially discover after installation what a positive value they offer economically and as a community resource.” 3
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A study found that the "Little Miami Scenic Trail positively impacts single-family residential property values, with sale prices increasing by $7.05 for every foot closer a property is located to the trail." 4

Economic Impact - Developmental Opportunities

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City parks provide intrinsic, environmental, aesthetic & recreational benefits
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A source of positive economic benefits
  - Real property values increased
  - Municipal revenues increased
  - Knowledge workers & talent are attracted to live/work/play
  - Affluent retirees attracted & retained
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National Association of Realtors, 2001 survey revealed that 57% of voters would choose a home close to parks & open spaces over one that was not – to include horse trails
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Horse owners, as land/home buyers, look for ease of access & close proximity to trails
  - Are willing to have a longer commute to work
  - Are willing to spend more money for property
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Horse owners/trail riders skew heavily towards the affluent end of the demographic spectrum, having a substantial investment in their recreational hobby

Aligns with Miami County, which is designated as a rural community

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Horse trails would enhance agritourism
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"Agricultural tourism or agritourism, is one alternative for improving the incomes and potential economic viability of small farms and rural communities.” 2
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Tourism is becoming increasingly important to the U.S. economy; 1 out of every 18 people in the U.S. has a job directly resulting from travel expenditures. 2
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Provides Tipp City with a business resource leverage; direct farm marketing, buying produce and supporting our local farmers.
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“A new awareness has dawned in recent years in communities across the land. With the pace of development and urbanization, public entities must act quickly to set aside and preserve pockets of open space, wildlife corridors, greenways, and trails. Without thoughtful public policy deliberation and fast action, these vital areas for outdoor recreation and environmental appreciation may be lost forever.” 3


“EQUESTRIAN INCLUSION ENCOURAGES TOURISM &  TIES INTO HISTORICAL PROVENANCE”
1 Source: The American Horse Council1
2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agritourism
3 http://www.americantrails.org/resources/planning/RBellPlan.html
4 http://www.americantrails.org/resources/economics/littlemiamipropvalue.html
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National Association of Realtors, 2001 survey