What is a master-planned community? Many have asked us this question and how our communities qualify as “master planned.” A master planned community is a residential neighborhood that features an array of amenities, community involvement, multiple non-residential land uses, and a wide range of housing prices and styles.
Homeowners enjoy many amenities in a master-planned community, including swimming pools, clubhouses, playgrounds, planned activities, golf courses, lakes, bike paths, jogging trails, parks and more. The number and quality of amenities set master-planned communities apart from standard housing subdivisions.
A lot of thought goes into incorporating the perfect amenities into the culture of each neighborhood.
Charter Colony, our master-planned community in Chesterfield County places a high importance on incorporating outdoor and natural elements into the community. “We put a lot of focus on trying to do paved walking trails meandering through common spaces to create those natural vistas,” noted Jonathan Ridout, Director of Development for HHHunt, in a recent article on master planned communities for Professional Builder magazine. Homeowners have access to all the amazing amenities that Charter Colony has to offer, including three community clubhouses, a multi-purpose field and pavilion, two swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots and multiple playgrounds.
In addition to outstanding amenities, organized community events are also a large part of a master-planned community. For instance, Rutland, our master-planned community in Hanover County offers many fun community events for homeowners and their families all year long. “Wine tastings, family float nights at the pool and cookies with Santa are a few events that homeowners of Rutland always look forward to,” says Summer Baker, Marketing Manager for HHHunt Communities. Events such as water balloon fights, National Night Outs, and food drives keep homeowners connected, and is a major draw for new homeowners moving to “The Rut,” a nickname homeowners humorously gave the community.
Our Wyndham community, one of the largest master-planned communities in Henrico County, consists of more than 1,600 single-family, townhome, and condominium homes in 42 neighborhoods and includes our Ellington, Ellington Woods and Dominion Park neighborhoods built by Boone Homes. Recently named the “happiest community in Virginia” by Zippia, the community is so widely popular because of all the involvement from homeowners. Excellent leadership, top notch community management, dedicated vendor partners, and more than 120 hardworking volunteers are prime examples of features found in a master planned community. Wyndham homeowners enjoy a community clubhouse, swimming pool, multiple tennis courts and playgrounds, and an amphitheater surrounded by many green spaces.
We believe it’s how you live that matters, and we are so fortunate to create master planned communities where our homeowners create meaningful experiences and new memories every day. We invite you to visit any of our master-planned communities throughout Richmond today!