It’s So Not the Suburbs: What Makes the Master-Planned Community Design Great
Over the past fifteen years, the master-planned community design has grown in popularity. As life has gotten busier, schedules have become more packed and cities have seen so much urban growth that a longer daily commute can be the least of a long list of challenges that come with living inside the city.
More people desire the ability to work, live and play in the same general vicinity of their home. These changes in mentality and lifestyle have caused a shift over time in what was traditionally seen a subdivision lifestyle.
How do these new master planned communities differ from a traditional subdivision layout and lifestyle and how could living here improve your way of life?
Master-planned communities are designed and built with both present and future residents in mind. When planning begins for a community, designers and developers decide on specific amenities and features that will fit someone who lives there. One common feature you’ll notice in master-planned communities is the amount of green space. Residents want an improved lifestyle and walking trails, bike paths and more green space give them exactly that. Subdivisions traditionally lean towards the addition of more homes in the community as opposed to using that land for these types of green amenities.
Photo from Timber Ridge Park Opening May 19th, 2015 in Vintage Oaks