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New Home Communities: 10 Benefits of Living In One!

Three colorful small houses lined up along a path with lush green trees in the background, under a cloudy sky.

Old homes and communities offer a sense of nostalgia, but some are far beyond their “use by” date. Both the area and the homes are outdated, in need of remodeling, and more. On the other hand are new home communities. Though specifics will differ, many of today’s communities offer convenience, desirable opportunities, and numerous other pluses. Here are 10 benefits that people who choose new communities over older, outdated ones can experience.

New Home Communities Equal Brand New Houses

Old communities have old houses. Extensive and expensive renovation is a very real consideration if you plan on buying a home in a neighborhood that was established long ago. In new home communities, you get exactly that – newly constructed homes. There’s nothing quite like a house (and neighborhood) that is fresh, clean, and equipped with all of today’s modern conveniences and safety features.

What About New Recreation Opportunities

Though there may be a nearby park or playground, older communities in general were not designed with recreation in mind. Today’s new home communities, however, frequently offer numerous sports venue opportunities, depending on what kind of recreational activities you’re looking for. (See “amenities” below.)

Amenities In A New Home Communities

Old, established urban communities are what they are – houses, streets, and tiny yards. Today’s new home communities, on the other hand, are just the opposite. Numerous amenities are available in these communities. In Lakeshore, for example, we offer an observation decks, walking trails, dog parks, fire pits, club houses, pools, and more.

Simple Life’s Pet Friendly Policy 

Some older communities frown on owning pets or there simply isn’t enough room, depending on the pet in question. With pet friendliness being a hot topic today, new home communities not only indulge but encourage pet ownership. Many feature dog parks for the enjoyment of residents and their furry friends.

Residents at the dog park in The Village by Simple Life.

Parking Availability

There can be a serious lack of parking in some older, urban communities. For suburban homeowners in new house communities, ample parking has been considered in the design.

New Home Communities And Their Safety

Compared to their urban counterparts, new home suburbs likely have lower crime rates. The feeling of safety and security is ensured through many use. Gated entrances, on-site community staff, and well-lit sidewalks and roads are a few examples.

Residents enjoying the walking trail together in the Florida sunshine.


Nature and green space are often considered when building new home communities. The footprint may be smaller and access to the great outdoors increased. Many of today’s new home communities are specially designed around existing natural components.


Schools are often a big decision factor in choosing a new communities. Less crowded, newer schools, and more choices! You may have a wider selection of better schools than in older, established areas.

Get More Bang for Your Buck

When it comes to yard space and home square footage, today’s new home communities offer homebuyers more for their money. In some cases, a small downtown condo will cost the same or more than a larger residence in a new home community.

Peaceful and Quiet

New Communities often tend to be more quiet, and offer peaceful atmosphere to its residents. They’re just close enough to urban areas for convenience, but far away enough to provide a more serene way of life.

Reflection garden amenity at The Hamlet.

Check Out the New Homes in Our Two Communities!

If all of that sounds intriguing, we can answer any inquiries you may have about your options. We have a beautiful community in Florida that offers a number of new homes, numerous amenities, and gorgeous weather nearly all year round.

Our North Carolina community features a selection of homes, many desirable amenities, and is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We are Simple Life, and we’d love to introduce you to small home living.


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