When it comes to planned communities, there are specifications and requirements that every homeowner wants incorporated into the planned community they are opting for. Before selecting a planned community, people have a very definite set of requirements and wants out of their home which will determine whether they opt for a home in the planned community they are looking into or not. This is why developers who wish to attract investors and people wishing to buy homes have to incorporate some ‘essential’ trends when it comes to designing and building planned communities.
Let’s take a look at some of the latest trends in planned communities.
Most planned communities which have been developed recently have considered urbanization to be one of the main trends. This means that even though the community may be suburban or rural, it should have easy access to technological connectivity both within the community and with the surrounding parts of the community. According to the Urban Land Institute’s Master-Planned Community Council, developers look at connectivity within the community a strategy for fostering a sense of community among residents’.
- Nature Parks, Walks and Trails
This is one trend which has stayed constant through the years. Most home-owners living in planned communities wish to be surrounded by greenery. Nature parks are considered to be ideal, with well-planned walking, jogging and biking trails for those wishing to enjoy the outdoors. Developers who wish to sell homes in planned communities faster incorporate beautifully landscaped gardens, lush nature parks and meandering walking trails into their designs.
- Access to Services
Planned communities are now trending towards easy access of services such as education, healthcare and retail outlets. While many people want to live in relative privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the city, they also want easy access to top-class education for their kids, a host of restaurants, retail shops and boutiques for their everyday shopping and proper health-care facilities such as a hospital where emergencies can be handled with ease.
- Modernistic Home Designs
Gone are the days where homes were designed with tradition in mind. Today, it’s all about space, space and yet more space, with most potential home-owners looking for houses that offer this feature! Modernistic house designs with clean lines, simple elegance, lots of space and huge windows allowing plenty of sunshine into the house are all the rage now. This is why developers are incorporating this latest trend into planned communities and enjoying plenty of demand for such types of homes.
- Peace and Quiet
With the hustle and bustle of the everyday world, home owners are looking for a place where they can kick off their shoes and relax in a quiet, pollution-free environment: their home. They are willing to pay top dollar for a house that offers peace and tranquility with the only sounds being those of nature: birds chirping, leaves rustling and so on. To feed this trend, developers are opting for more space between any two homes in a community and passing off the extra cost of this to interested buyers. Now anyone can enjoy complete privacy in a planned community.
About the author: Edie Israel is an experience realtor who serves the state of Maine. She writes about issues that help home owners make better decisions.