There has been a pretty radical shift in how we are thinking about our homes and our communities in recent years and nowhere is that more evident than when looking at new homes in Utah. Planned communities are popping up all over the country but make no mistake, these aren’t the tired, generic retirement “walled cities” of past years. They are vibrant and affordable alternatives to your standard urban neighborhood and offer a lot of extras that a new home buyer might not expect.
Most of these modern planned neighborhoods in today’s construction world are geared towards creating sustainable communities by way of offering shops and services as well as residential homes in a predetermined area. The communities are safe, well maintained, and offer a sense of togetherness between residents that is more difficult within your regular suburban sprawl.
Not only are the homes designed to be individually unique rather than cookie cutter copies of one another, they are also designed with the environment in mind. Many new homes in Utah within these areas are EPA energy star rated which means they will use thousands of gallons less of water per month than the average home as well as up to 30% less energy. With our stronger focus on the impact we have on the planet, new home buyers are demanding responsible builds like these sustainable communities.
You get all of the safety and security, all of the individuality of a distinct and separate home as well as the community feel and the knowledge that your home understands what it means to be environmentally responsible. These new communities peppering our landscape truly do offer buyers a win/win situation. If you are considering a home purchase in the future, take a look at what a sustainable neighborhood can offer you and your family. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
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