Five Traits of a Planned Community
Searching for a new home can be an overwhelming process. Not only do you need to consider price, size, location and school district, but also the type of community where you want to live. A common question we receive is what’s the difference between a subdivision, an established neighborhood, a transitional area and a master-planned community? In this blog post, we’re going to tackle what it means to live in a master-planned community.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and nowhere is that vision more evident than in our planned communities. Generally speaking, a master-planned community means that a great deal of attention and effort have been given to the size, design, structure, land planning and overall feel of a community. Larger than a single street of homes or subdivision, planned communities can incorporate many types of homes, a variety of amenities and even offices or retail shops. We put our heart into our communities and we believe that is what makes them so appealing. There are five key attributes to a master-planned community that make them special:
- Amenities: Planned communities boast many amenities, which can include pools, tennis courts, golf courses, playgrounds, parks, walking trails and more. Our White Hall community, for example, has a zero-entry pool, tennis courts and community center among its amenities. These homeowner amenities help to create a true sense of community. They’re often popular meeting spaces, encouraging neighbors to spend time together.
- Lifestyle: One of the most important factors in a master-planned community is the lifestyle! At HHHunt, we have a dedicated team that focuses on the lifestyle in our communities – especially planning the events. Our Rutland community hosts a number of fun events each year, including a popular Fourth of July celebration and Cookies with Santa.
- Neighborhoods: Planned communities are unique because they include a mix of distinctive neighborhoods and home designs. For example, our Charter Colony community features single family homes, townhomes and condos. This variety ensures that homebuyers have many options when searching for their new home.
- Multiple Uses: You may have heard the term “live, work and play” which perfectly describes planned communities. They’re designed to serve multiple functions, so you can live and work within the same community. Of course, many planned communities also include grocery stores, restaurants, shops and more so you can enjoy some “play” time too! Residents in our Twin Hickory community can easily walk to schools, a library and a town center with shops, restaurants, and a grocery store.
- Detail: Attention to detail is paramount in a master-planned community. It’s one of the reasons homes in these communities are so desirable. These details can range from the architecture of homes to the types of amenities available to the way the streets and sidewalks are designed. Among the special details in our Providence community are a community park, fire pit and a pavilion overlooking a water feature.
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