As little as ten years ago, many people wouldn’t have known what a mixed-use community was, or even how it could benefit them or their respective economies. Today, we see mixed-use and smart-growth developments moving into the spotlight and popping up all over the country. It’s simple; these are the types of communities that people want to live in, not just own a home in.
A mixed-use development refers to a development that brings “residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, and where appropriate, industrial uses” together in one place. In any of these communities, you can find a larger variety of home options, shorter travel times between work and home environments, a strong community atmosphere, and pedestrian friendly, ‘green’ lifestyles.
At One Loudoun, our mixed-use development goes one step further by following the ten principles of New Urbanism. The ten qualities that every New Urbanist community includes are Walkability, Connectivity, Mixed-Use & Diversity, Mixed Housing, Quality Architecture & Urban Design, Traditional Neighborhood Structure, Increased Density, Green Transportation, Sustainability, and lastly, Quality of Life. These virtues all work together to make living at One Loudoun as convenient and fulfilling as possible. It’s no wonder our community has been so popular!
It’s easy to see why so many people enjoy living at One Loudoun. With the immense growth in our community – the opening of new shops and restaurants, along with a record number of new residents just last year – One Loudoun has even more plans for the future. Our community already has everything a family needs, but with even more stores, restaurants and community features coming, living at One Loudoun will just get better and better!
Why not join one of the hottest and fastest growing mixed-use communities in Northern Virginia? Life just seems easier at One Loudoun, with every aspect of the development working together in complete harmony. These types of communities may just now be gaining widespread recognition, but residents at One Loudoun know our community is ahead of the curve!
Source: American Planning Association