A “dream home” means different things to different people. For some it is that mansion on the hill, a cottage near the beach in Fiji, a kbhome in Florida or California, a hobby farm on 10 acres, or even an apartment in the heart of New York. A dream home is just that, a fulfillment of your dreams. While you’ve been searching for your dream home, have you ever considered that it might be in a planned community? If you haven’t, here are some reasons why you should consider it.
1. Accessible Amenities
One of the biggest perks of living in a planned community is the ease of accessibility to the amenities that the builders put in. Depending on the community you may find parks, tennis and basketball courts, walking and biking paths, a pool or gym facilities. These opportunities can save you time and money, allowing you to get the exercise and movement you want without having to travel far to get it.
2. Natural Settings
Many planned communities try to embrace the beauty of the area in which they are built. Instead of bulldozing all the nature out, they often work around it, incorporate it into the landscaping of the homes, and make “green space” a key feature of the community.
3. Variety of Homes
Planned communities are so much more than cookie-cutter subdivisions. With a variety of home designs to choose from and customizable exterior and interior details, planned communities have a cohesive, but individual appearance. The homes don’t all “match” but they all look good next to each other. This visual similarity that avoids too much repetition, is appealing to buyers and homeowners alike, making it an element that adds to the value of your home.
4. Traffic Planning
Because a planned community is thought out ahead of time, the placement, size, and position of roads can be well-thought out. Traffic flow patterns can be considered, and traffic congestion avoided. This sort of planning is very beneficial for working families, retirees, and anyone who prefers to avoid traffic jams on their way to the office, shopping, or school.
5. Community Involvement
Another benefit of a planned community, one that the home itself won’t provide for you, but which it will help facilitate, is the community itself. Neighbors, friends, walking partners, and team members might all live in the same community. This proximity is the perfect opportunity to spend time together, share backyard barbecues, birthday parties, and holiday gatherings. A dream home just isn’t as good without friends and neighbors to open it to.
Your dream home is out there, waiting for your finishing touches to make it a dream come true.