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Four Benefits of Living in a Master-Planned Community
March 18, 2022

Four Benefits of Living in a Master-Planned Community

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking into building a new construction home in Auburn or Birmingham, you’ve most likely came across the phrase master-planned community. This term is thrown around often in the new home construction industry, but many home buyers find themselves asking “What exactly is a master-planned community?” According to bankrate.com, “A master-planned community is a large-scale residential neighborhood with a large number of recreational and sometimes commercial amenities.” In simple terms, master-planned communities are new construction homes thoughtfully designed to combine residential housing with lifestyle elements that keep homeowners stimulated and engaged – such as pools, parks, clubhouses, etc. 

Harris Doyle Homes offers multiple master-planned communities in Birmingham, Auburn and Panama City, Florida with great perks and amenities. Our communities feature new homes with an array of modern design features, appliances, technology, and safety, and also feature amenities such as walking trails, playgrounds, pools, and clubhouses. 

In the following paragraphs we’ll discuss four benefits of living in one of these popular master-planned communities.  

1. Master-Planned Communities Have the Best Amenities               

Amenities have a huge appeal for new home buyers, and act as a big selling point for master-planned communities. The amenities offered in a master-planned community vary and are usually geared toward the expected demographic for that community. For example, in a community with a larger demographic of young families and millennials, the amenities would most likely include a pool, parks and a playground. But in a 55+ community, amenities would look a little different, such as a fitness center, putting greens and open spaces for yoga. 

Amenities may also expand just outside the community. Larger scale master-planned communities often include schools, boutiques, drug stores and restaurants. Having these places within walking distance gives residents a reason to get outdoors, and also cuts down on vehicle traffic within the community.

2. Master-Planned Communities Provide Safety and Security

Safety and security is a great perk of living in a master-planned community. Many of these neighborhoods are either gated, patrolled by neighborhood security or both. Not only do these measures help keep residents and their homes safe, but they also provide a feeling of security for residents. Gated communities help cut down on through traffic, making it for children who like to play outdoors, walk to school, or hang out at the playground or swimming pool – which is a huge bonus for millennial families with children. 

3. Master-Planned Communities Bring Convenience

New builds in master-planned communities are developed with convenience in mind. Large scale master communities are usually home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and services such as drug stores, gyms and dry cleaners. When you can walk to dinner, school, the coffee shop and grocery store – why leave?

Rather than joining a gym or country club for dinner or pool use, residents can walk up the street for a pool day or to run errands, pick up groceries, or go to the gym, reducing the need for automobiles. Many residents in master-planned communities use golf carts as the main source of travel. 

One of the features homeowners appreciate the most about living in a master-planned community is the opportunities to meet neighbors and make friends. Many communities have a full calendar of onsite events that provide social opportunities throughout the week and on weekends. 

4. Master-Planned Communities are a Smart Investment

Buying a new construction home in a master-planned community is a great investment! Research shows that combining residential, commercial and lifestyle into a single community helps the property retain its value. According to an article on NewHomesSource.com, when the economy is thriving, your home may increase in value at a faster, more stable, rate than homes outside of a master-planned community. Conversely, when the economy is in a rough patch, the neighborhood will help maintain your home’s value and keep it from declining as quickly.

Harris Doyle’s Master-Planned Communities

If you’re looking for an amenity packed master-planned community in Birmingham, checkout Liberty Park. Harris Doyle Homes will soon be building townhomes and single-family homes at The Bray, the newest addition to Liberty Park that features shopping, dining and nightlife, including On Tap Sports Café, Publix and Anytime Fitness.

Harris Doyle’s current master-planned communities in Birmingham include:

Griffin Park. Located off Highway 280 and zoned for Oak Mountain Schools this beautiful community features, sidewalks, green space, a pool, fishing lakes, playground, clubhouse, and community events.

Simms Landing. This new master-planned community is located in Pelham and features a clubhouse, pool, pavilion and more. 

Longmeadow. Longmeadow, one of Trussville's top new home communities, features a swimming pool, nature trails, clubhouse and is within walking distance from Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, Hewitt-Trussville High School and the Trussville Community Center and athletic fields. 

If you’re looking for the top communities with amenities in Auburn, check out Auburn University Club. These homes new home communities in Auburn offer homes showcasing incredible views of the golf course or the centrally located green spaces throughout the development. Amenities also include a pool, clubhouse, restaurant and pavilion for even space. Harris Doyle is currently building multiple sectors within the AU Club in Oakmont, Whistling Straits, Augusta and Club Creek. You can learn more about available homes in Auburn University Club here.

Below is a list of Harris Doyle’s master-planned communities in Auburn:

Woodward Oaks. This new home community in Auburn features an array of unparalleled amenities including a state-of-the-art community pool and clubhouse and workout center. Plus, over 10 miles of multipurpose trails throughout the neighborhood, Woodward Oaks is the ideal new home community for the avid runner, biker or for those simply wanting to enjoy the great outdoors.

Farmville Lakes. If location and community are important, then this is the place for you! Located at the corner of Farmville Road and Highway 280, this new home community in Auburn will have a beautiful pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and stocked lake perfect for fishing or canoeing. The pool and clubhouse are set to open Memorial Day weekend 2022.

If beach life is more your style, you don’t want to miss out on SweetBay. This new home community located in Panama City, Florida offers an array of top-notch resort style amenities. Life in SweetBay offers a K8 public charter school, pools, parks, nature trails, bay access and a future marina and town center. Click here to learn more about new construction homes Harris Doyle is offering in SweetBay. 

If you are interested in learning more about life in a master-planned community, contact our Online Sales Consultant, Kristie Cotter, via email or at 205.307.5366. Kristie specializes in help prospective homeowners find the perfect home for their family and lifestyle. 

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