In November, Multi-Housing News published an article titled, Healthy Urbanism: A New Foundation for Place-Making. The article details the many ways New Urban communities promote healthier lifestyles, and how this new concept is taking hold in the entire place-making industry.
Healthy Urbanism is described as using strategies to influence urbanism in ways that traditional suburbs can’t; mainly by “putting people first by emphasizing the health aspects of urban planning and design.” When this concept is at the forefront of community design, the end product is one that “enlivens both retail and the residential character of streets and neighborhoods,” much like One Loudoun.
According to Multi-Housing News, there are several strategies that help to bring Healthy/New Urbanism to life in a new community:
Site Planning: The Geometry of Feel-Good Spaces
- Planning a space where residents want to spend time takes countless hours of thought, engineering and design. And, the efforts of a thought-out design are certainly evident in our own mixed-use community! Our residential, recreational and retail spaces meld together perfectly, creating a walkable and convenient development.
Outdoor Rooms: Porches, Yards & Beyond
- With more homeowners understanding the value of green space, it has become increasingly important to include it in new home developments. These ‘outdoor rooms’, like porches and parks, are abundantly available at One Loudoun, starting with our Central Park. Getting outside to enjoy a beautiful day is even more enjoyable when a space has been designated for exactly that!
Parks Where ‘Dog-People’ Meet
- Central Park at One Loudoun also provides a place for dog-people to meet, but you don’t need to have a dog to reap the benefits of this concept! Communities like One Loudoun also bring families and neighbors together, joining them by their shared interests for the New Urban lifestyle.
At One Loudoun, we include these strategies and more to create a living experience that benefits homeowners in the best ways possible. And, like we’ve said countless times before, this type of community is ideal for both Millennials and Baby Boomers. These demographics in particular continue to choose vibrant communities that are pedestrian-oriented, making One Loudoun the ideal choice. Best of all, our single-family home models by Miller & Smith and Camberley Homes provide a beautiful selection of innovative home designs for any family!
Source: Multi-Housing News