Neighborhood developments have grown in popularity over the last few years. Many people cite a wish to spend more time outside where they can enjoy the natural environment. Communities that provide beautiful landscaping have found it easier to sell homes. The beauty of the planned landscape is often one of the more attractive features. Many developers spend a great deal on design talent to ensure natural areas with ponds and walkways are easily accessible to all residents.
The parks and walkways are owned by the community and maintained for the residents. This is an added bonus for many. One of the more popular features has become the community pool. This option gives residents have access to a nearby pool without the time or expense of maintaining it. Not all neighborhoods have lifeguards on duty, and many require parents to accompany children for safety reasons. Overall, planned communities have come a long way in attracting scores of people that want beautiful living without the work of maintenance.