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Why Homebuyers Love Communities With a City Feel

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

You may have heard it before: you can’t have open space and live in a city, it’s just unrealistic. While this may be true for some, you can have open space and live in a new home community with a city feel. In fact, Miller & Smith will soon be introducing new homes in two mixed-use communities that can give you that living-in-a-city feeling: Brambleton and One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA! Why do homebuyers love communities with a city feel so much? Take a look at just some of the reasons below!

Away from the hustle and bustle 

Cities can be noisy and crowded, which is frustrating when your home is in the middle of it all. Communities like Brambleton and One Loudoun, known as mixed-use communities, have pockets of neighborhoods surrounding the center of the community where things like restaurants, shops, and services are located. These neighborhoods are far enough from the center to feel like a suburb, but close enough to have city-like features and convenience.

Community involvement

Living in a mixed-use community offers events, entertainment, restaurants, and other activities that create a social atmosphere for all types of families. The best part is, you can be as involved or uninvolved as you want on any given day, because sometimes we just want to retreat to our couches and watch some TV.

Walk or bike everywhere, safely

Walking or biking through a city is a normal occurrence until the crowds close in and you can’t get to where you are going without bumping into someone. Mixed-use communities like Brambleton and One Loudoun are planned with sidewalks, pathways, parks, and open spaces so you can get everywhere quickly and safely.

Save time and gas money

In mixed-use communities, everything is in one place, so you can walk from your home to the store, to the dentist, and to get groceries. Less time driving in your car means more time to do other things and more money to spend doing them.

Something for everyone

Mixed-use communities are perfect for every type of family! They are close to great schools for families with children, they offer culture and recreation, they incorporate trendy businesses for the younger set, and are in convenient locations for everyone. 

For more information on Miller & Smith’s communities coming soon to Brambleton and One Loudoun, be sure to sign up for our VIP lists!