Categories: Communities | Posted: November 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Walkable Communities For Today’s Lifestyles
The most requested amenity buyers are looking for is walkability. More and more homebuyers desire to be within safe and comfortable walking distance to services and goods that meet our everyday needs, such as places to eat, shops, services and work centers. It’s one of the hottest trends today that’s desired by buyers and renters.
It’s not just Millennials who are driving demand for walkable neighborhoods. In addition, a large number of baby boomers are looking for communities to live in as they downsize, and many want a walkable community.
Across all generations, homebuyers are choosing a home within an easy walk to nearby cafes, shops, and restaurants. They consider it an amenity that adds quality to their lifestyle.
Regent Homes is proud to be the largest homebuilder of walkable communities in Middle Tennessee. Since 2003, Regent has built in Lenox Village, Berry Farms, and Westhaven and is currently building in Carothers Farms (formerly Carothers Crossing), Petra Commons, Burkitt Commons, and hopefully soon in the new proposed community of Burkitt Ridge. Regent also builds in the Village of Providence and the Village of Oakland Springs communities in Huntsville, AL.
A walkable community is pedestrian orientated and minimizes car dependence which contributes to smart growth. It has two key components – goods and services. Walkable communities’ goods include housing, offices, and retail, while services entail community businesses.
The best part? Everything is in safe, walking distance!
Why today’s homebuyers want to live in awalkable community
Busy schedules and heavy traffic are leading factors in homebuyers desire to live in a walkable community. A walkable community provides needs and services that are minutes from their front door.
What are the benefits of a walkable community?
Walkability offers many benefits ranging from health to environmental, and everything in between.
Walking is great exercise. Walkable communities encourage walking, which in turn promotes good health.
Residents are often happier, as they are spending less times in their vehicles and more time interacting with members of their close-knit community.
By walking to the store or local dentist office, you are utilizing a zero-pollution mode of transportation – your feet! Fewer emissions mean a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.
Today’s families are shifting from suburban lifestyles to pedestrian friendly lives. Families are enjoying being able to work and play, all in the comfort of their community. Businesses, shopping, and dining are all right at their doorsteps.
Regent Homes offer several walkable communities including Berry Farms, Westhaven, Carothers Farms and opening in 2017 Burkitt Commons and Petra Commons. Each boasts an expansive selection of shops and businesses.
For families looking to live on the south side of Franklin, Regent Homes builds townhomes and town center homes in this master-planned community which offers an urban lifestyle in a suburban setting. Residents have the ability to live, work, and shop all in one place, as Berry Farms hosts several restaurants and retailers. Soulshine Pizza and Neighborhood Spirits wine and spirits store, as well as services such as Berry Farms Dental, Berry Farms Chiropractic, and The Goddard School are all located just steps away from your home. Publix is expected to open in the community around January 1st, 2017, adding to the community walkability appeal.
If you are looking to live in an award-winning community, look no further than Westhaven in Franklin! The Westhaven Town Center features a Kroger grocery store, over 20 retailers, and numerous local businesses. Regent offers lock-and-leave town center homes that are ideal for all ages.
A beautiful mixed-use community, Carothers Farms, in Nolensville, Davidson
County is a traditional neighborhood development. It offers homes and townhomes with a variety of open floor plans on beautiful, landscaped streets.
Need more options? Check out these new walkable communities that will open in 2017:
Situated in the quaint town of Nolensville, TN, Burkitt Commons offers 160 townhomes and condominiums in addition to live-work units. 40,000 s.f. of neighborhood retail space are being developed to provide restaurants, a liquor store, a bank, a chiropractor and a dentist. Sales in this new community are set to begin next spring.
Petra, a small development of homes and townhomes in the Spring Hill community includes 15,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space. Pedestrian friendly streets with sidewalks connect to nearby shopping and recreational facilities.
Contact a Regent Homes sales agent today, and find out what a walkable community can mean for you! We want to help you find your next home.