Mixed-Use Communities & Your Health

Mixed-use communities, like One Loudoun, are popping up in places all over the United States.  Communities like these are widely considered the newfound answer to urban sprawl, providing convenient lifestyles to a wide range of homeowners.  Better yet, these master-planned developments are made even more desirable when they utilize the 10 Principles of New Urbanism.

While seemingly complex, navigating a mixed-use community is quite simple.  At One Loudoun, we have miles of paved walkways throughout the entire community.  This provides residents easy access to anywhere they need to go; their office, a friend’s house, the grocery store, the Plaza and more!

And without a doubt, living in and strolling about a mixed-use community is bound to have a positive impact on one’s health.  In an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mixed-use communities are praised for their accommodating sidewalks, making it easy for residents to include exercise in their daily lives.

At One Loudoun, we have even more ways for residents to stay fit and enjoy healthy lifestyles.  Our Central Park provides plenty of green space to explore, picnic with the family, or play a pick-up game of Frisbee.  A community Recreation Center will also give families access to a pool, fitness center, courts and playing fields.  And, the Fresh Market prides itself on providing local and fresh produce to those it serves.  With a strong focus on organic and natural products, this grocery store can provide families at One Loudoun all they need to maintain their fit lifestyles!

But physical health isn’t the only benefit of a community like One Loudoun.  When you live, work and complete your daily “to-do’s” all within the same community, your mental health might get a boost as well.  With everything you need close by, you could find yourself with extra time to do the leisurely activities you enjoy.  For many, this acts as a major stress reliever and improves quality of life.

Enjoying a healthier lifestyle is so easy to do when living in our mixed-use community.  Living in a beautiful, newly built home is just the cherry on top!  Our homes, built by Miller & Smith and Camberley Homes  provide families room to grow in a growing community.  One Loudoun is already one of the hottest communities in Northern Virginia, and we’ve only just begun!  For more information on One Loudoun and the benefits of living in a community like ours, visit Experience One Loudoun.