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Neighborhoods

The Top Ten New Urban Communities Report is Here

If you are in the market for a new home for you and your family this is the report for you.

What makes a new urbanism community attractive is how well it incorporates green living, natural settings, variety of housing styles, access to services, recreational facilities, employment centers and self-employment resources.GfK Roper, a highly respected new urbanism design consultancy, reported in its “Modern Communities” study that more than 90% of Americans consider the ideal neighborhood to be one where people live near one another. They also studied some of the leading factors influential buyers (those who end up setting trends in our communities) consider important when looking to purchase a new home in an ideal community. Those factors are:

Good School District 86%

Friendly Neighbors 85%

Presence of places of worship 85%

Presence of central gathering place, such as parks: 70%

Proximity to neighbors 59%

Small stores/banks/businesses within walking distance 55%

Public transportation 55%

Community and Recreation Centers 54%

What you’ll find in the Fall 2007 New Urban Mom’s List of Top Ten Communities is a compilation of communities chosen from among developments in both the United States and Canada. Our choice of interesting communities will be updated frequently, based on our ongoing research and feedback from you!

We hope you enjoy this report. If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to email me at sharon@newurbanmom.com.