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How Mixed-Use Communities Benefit Families

In a recent blog post, we detailed the many reasons One Loudoun is loved by Millennials and Baby Boomers alike.  Walkable communities provide families with excellent health benefits while offering plenty to do, making them possibly one of the best places to raise a family.

Here are just a few ways living in a mixed-use community, like our own, can benefit you and your family:

Quality Time Together – When you spend less time driving to and from work, thanks to the class-A office space right here at One Loudoun and the various transportation options available, you’ll find yourself with much needed extra time to spend with your family.  This additional time, a couple more minutes at the table for breakfast or getting home in time to help out with homework, certainly adds up and makes an impact.

Instilling Healthy Habits – Just by living in our community, children can grow up with an appreciation for an active and healthful lifestyle.  Dining on fresh produce from the local farmer’s market or The Fresh Market, playing catch in Central Park with neighbors, and walking or biking anywhere they go helps to instill these wonderful habits in their lives early in their lives!

Plenty of Family Things To Do – There’s no denying that One Loudoun is a social community – there always seems to be something fun going on that the whole family can enjoy!  From seasonal events and block parties on the Plaza, to outdoor concerts or the latest blockbuster at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (however, some age restrictions apply!), there’s never a dull day at One Loudoun.

Here at One Loudoun, we take great pride in providing homeowners with the best possible community in which to raise their families.  Everything needed to live a fulfilling, eventful and healthy lifestyle is all right here in one community, One Loudoun. Our new single-family homes available, by both Miller & Smith and Camberley Homes, are ideal dwellings for those who seek an urban life with traditional neighborhood influences, as well as plenty of room to grow.  When raising a family at One Loudoun, it’s the best of both worlds!

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.