Hedonic dataset of the four metropolitan housing market in South Korea
This dataset was generated for analyzing the economic impacts of subway networks on housing prices in metropolitan areas. The provision of transit networks and accompanying improvement in accessibility induce various impacts and we focused on the economic impacts realized through housing prices. As a proxy of housing price, we consider the price of condominiums, the dominant housing type in South Korea. Although our focus is transit accessibility and housing prices, the presented dataset is applicable to other studies. In particular, it provides a wide range of variables closely related to housing price, including housing properties, local amenities, local demographic characteristics, and control variables for the seasonality. Many of these variables were scientifically generated by our research team. Various distance variables were constructed in a geographic information system environment based on public data and they are useful not only for exploring environmental impacts on housing prices, but also for other statistical analyses in regard to real estate and social science research. The four metropolitan areas covered by the data—Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju—are independent of the transit systems of Greater Seoul, providing accurate information on the metropolitan structure separate from the capital city.