Archive for September 2007

Starting a Business…in a New Community

Part of the attraction of some new urbanist communities is the infrastructure that has been put in place to support entrepreneurs. Often times these developments are approved for mixed use zoning so you can have a local grocery store or cafe or financial services office, etc., within walking distance of your new home. This is

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Counter Global Warming with our Trees

I just read an article in the Toronto Star that shared an interesting fact about our trees. “…two 32 foot trees will produce enough oxygen to supply a person’s needs for a year” (Shelly Sanders Greer, Toronto Star, September 22). The article goes on to note that trees and shrubs, if they are planted in

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Urban Home Treasures – Beautiful and Affordable

Some of us are living in the home and community of our dreams, others are still looking. If price is a factor for you here is yet another reason to look at your urban centers and the new urbanist communities that are springing up around the country.   The thing about new urbanism is that

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High Quality “School Communities” – Finally…21st Century thinking

How many of you chose a neighborhood because of the quality of the local schools there? I bet quite a few of made your decision that way but I bet you’re also concerned about the general trend of public schools in our country.  The problems in our worst schools become a problem for the nation. 

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Buy Local – My Local Farmer’s Market

I’ve posted before about the joy and benefit of buying local (see more under the “Green Living” tab). This Saturday morning my husband and I took a short trip to our local farmers’ market. Our suburb is surrounded by farms to the north of us (those that haven’t been gobbled up by developers). It is

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The Top Ten List of Communities is Here!

As promised many moons ago, I have finally compiled the “Top Ten List of New Urban Communities” and it is ready and waiting for your review – complete with colour pictures and commentary! For those of you who are interested in what some of the developers are offering in new home/condo construction take a look

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