Posted February 18, 2019
Master planned communities are highly sought after, and there are good reasons. As cities become more crowded and gentrified, homeowners young and old are looking to smaller, well maintained communities, as the answer to an urban lifestyle without the side effects like congestion and noise.
Millennials are driving part of the interest in master planned communities. The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that more people under age 35 owned their homes in the second quarter of 2018 since any time in the past five years. And they’re especially eyeing modern-style homes in the suburbia or in smaller cities.
Baby boomers, too, are finding master planned communities attractive because it gives them a certain type of lifestyle that typical neighborhoods don’t offer. They also don’t have to give up the conveniences they’ve grown accustomed to, like easy access to healthcare and other services.
1. Urban living without the big city price tag
Master planned communities are typically tucked away in suburbia or smaller communities, close to urban centers. At McCormick, just a 30-minute fast ferry ride from Seattle, fabulous homes start in the $400s and come with a long list amenities — it’s a unique mix of affordable, high-quality choices not found in Seattle itself. For the millennial crowd, places that mix suburban and urban features, with access to open spaces and good schools, are especially an attraction. In the Puget Sound region, Seattle continues to be a magnet for the younger set, but people are moving away from Seattle to find better housing with a reasonable commute. Kitsap, and McCormick, is one of their top destinations.
2. Access to trails and other amenities
Master planned communities are designed so residents can live, work, and play. They are known for open spaces and diverse amenities. They typically offer miles of trails among natural woods and lakes; courts for tennis, pickleball, basketball and other sports; kids playgrounds; an award-winning golf course, clubhouse and more.These walkable neighborhoods are pet- and kid-friendly and are perfect for those who love a healthy lifestyle. Who wouldn’t want to have all these amenities right in their neighborhood?
3. Broad diversity of home options
Because master planned communities partner with many high-quality builders, you can choose from homes in a variety of floor plans and prices ranges. Whether you want a home with two stories, one story or master on main, you’ll find several floor plans from each builder. You can often customize many of the features, from appliances to paint colors.The lifestyle in master planned communities like McCormick is exceptional, giving you the best of the Pacific Northwest. You can enjoy the outdoors not only in your neighborhood but also in your own backyard. Outdoor rooms are a common feature, allowing you more extensive living and entertaining options.
4. Sense of community
Many people love the sense of belonging in a tight-knit neighborhood. Master planned communities are happening places, with clubs, socials and regular community events for all ages. If you embrace a social and active lifestyle, you’ll find the buzz of these communities energizing.Take a look at McCormick’s calendar of events and community clubs to see for yourself. From golfing and trivia nights to gardening club outings, from concerts on the green to movie nights, you’ll find something to do year-round without leaving your neighborhood.
5. Convenient commute and proximity to services
Located away from the gridlock of major highways yet close to city services, master planned communities are the perfect solution if you want an easier commute and access to everything that counts. McCormick, for example, is just minutes from a variety of community amenities and services like grocery shopping and healthcare facilities. At the same time, you get an easy and relaxing commute to Seattle via the ferry. You have the best of two worlds here — a small-town lifestyle and big-city living at the same time.Check out the new homes available at McCormick, where you can live, play and even work from home in one of the most gorgeous settings around.
6. Master planned communities are family friendly
Master-planned communities are also safer than traditional neighborhoods. Because of the community feel, neighbors look out for neighbors. Master-planned communities also don’t have the traffic that open neighborhoods have, reducing the amount of safety concerns.Ready to buy a new home?
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for your forever home, McCormick is the perfect place to call home. With a multitude of amenities and an array of home choices, you’ll be glad you did.
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