A Timely Idea
The Neighborhood: an old idea, reinterpreted
The emergent concern about sustainability--of the environment and of our communitiesis-- is causing people to revisit more traditional forms of suburban neighborhood development that minimize car use, support walkable streets, offer proximity to transit, and encourage a sense of community. Pocket neighborhoods also recognize that average family size over time has been decreasing. Currently about two thirds of households contain one or two people; projections show that by 2025 that figure will increase to approximately 88% of all households.
NOW Communities creates pocket neighborhoods to provide the experience of a single-family, detached house while taking up less land and reversing the decades-long trend of bigger and bigger homes. These communities allow for a more traditional sense of community and create the appropriate physical structure for a true neighborhood.
Typical suburban single family housing development:
|What a NOW Community is Not:|
A NOW Community is: