Do strip clubs actually hurt property values?

  • A new study found that proximity to strip clubs doesn't put downward pressure on home prices, challenging a view expressed by some real estate agents.
  • The research undercuts legal arguments that municipalities have used to justify placing zoning restrictions on strip clubs.

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Nowhere in the idyllic world of the American Dream is the quintessential family’s fully-furnished ranch style surrounded by a white picket fence and also listed as “conveniently located next to a strip club.” But in real life, agents handling client objections to properties near “sexually-oriented businesses” might be in luck.