A master-planned community is the perfect choice if you’re looking to build a new home. More than just a neighborhood, these residential communities offer the best combination of strategic neighborhood planning, home builders, community amenities, and retail offerings to new construction home buyers.
A master-planned community, often referred to as an MPC, is a large, custom-built residential community. They started coming into their own in the United States during the 1960s. Since then, their popularity has skyrocketed. Today, only Florida has more new homes sold in MPCs than Texas.
These days, the typical MPC is a mixed-use residential development that provides curated community amenities to give residents the experience of living in a self-contained town. There are master-planned communities that also have stores and restaurants. Some of these communities even have their own schools or cater exclusively to 55+ individuals.
A master-planned community isn’t a subdivision. The meaning/definition of a master-planned community and subdivision are often confused as the same thing. Subdivisions are typically built solely for residential use with hopes of bringing in commercial projects. That does not mean that there are no subdivisions within an MPC. Developers usually break the neighborhood down into different subdivisions within a master-planned community with mixed-use land for the greater community.
Now that you know what a master-planned community is, here are six reasons you should consider living in one of these unique communities.
There is an assumption that master-planned communities are too far away from anything you want to do or need to get. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Being on the edges of urban centers puts MPCs a bit away from living near your city’s downtown. However, many of these communities are self-contained towns.
Viridian is not only a short drive from the DFW airport but also a short drive to leisure activities in Arlington, such as professional sports and theme parks. Living in Viridian also places you about 20 minutes from the Dallas and Fort Worth downtowns.
People often associate buying a house in a master-planned community with the cookie-cutter ones from television and movies, where there are neighborhoods lined with identical houses, shrubs, gardens, and a slew of monotony. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Homes in an MPC are designed and built with the homeowner in mind.
Buying a new home gives you more control over the design. Your dreams of a covered patio for entertaining, a kitchen for your culinary expertise, a work-from-home office better than the one you left, or a wow-worthy entryway are within your reach.
There are other details you can choose from, including
Viridian offers generous homesites, attractive floorplan options, and expert craftsmanship to produce one-of-a-kind luxury homes from renowned Texas builders, so you get the home of your dreams. Our builders construct homes with green-building practices to save you money in the long run and are sustainably built for generations to come.
Amenities are a major draw of a master-planned community. These amenities are curated for each specific MPC to provide the experience of living in a self-contained town. Amenities are generally for residents and their guests.
Amenities found throughout many master-planned communities include
Viridian’s engaging amenities provide fun and relaxation for the entire family. Lake Viridian brings a day at the lake outside your home with canoeing, sailing, catch-and-release fishing, relaxing on the beach, and more. Or enjoy any of the five pools and abundant parks. Viridian’s amenities are numerous and fit any lifestyle.
Even though master-planned communities cover acres of land, they add to and work with the natural landscape surrounding them. Many individuals looking to buy a home in one of these communities want a place where they can still stay in touch with nature. This connection includes exploring natural areas or relaxing on/or next to a lake.
Developers take into account the various plants, shrubs, and trees that are native to the community’s location. Having native plant life allows bugs, birds, and insects to thrive. Preserving the natural environment ensures a healthy ecosystem within a master-planned community.
The addition of walking, running, biking, and hiking trails allows residents to breathe in the beauty of nature without having to drive anywhere. With younger children, this can be an excellent opportunity to learn to identify the various aspects of nature surrounding them.
There are 850 acres of open space and lakes and a 150-acre wooded conservation area for residents to explore at Viridian. Our 2,000-acre master-planned community has been named a “Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary” by Audubon International. This level of certification is reserved for projects complying with Audubon International's most exacting of these standards.
Building a close-knit community is a major benefit of living in a master-planned community, and this sense of togetherness is part of their point. Having amenities curated for your community offers convenient ways for neighbors to meet and socialize. There is always something engaging for all members of your household.
Viridian has all this and more to deliver a comfortable, engaging, and sustaining way of life for residents of all ages. Our on-site lifestyle director helps create a calendar of events unique to Viridian residents to build a close-knit community.
Home Owner’s Associations (HOAs) have the reputation of being impossible to please. While they do make and enforce lists of rules and restrictions about what you can do with your home, they provide so much for their communities. Their main job is to maintain a clean and cohesive atmosphere for the master-planned community.
HOAs help maintain community areas such as common lawns, lighting, clean playing areas for children, snow removal (if you live in a snowy area), trash collection, street maintenance, and more. They also help with the maintenance of community amenities. Maintaining the community is a great way to create better neighborhoods while preventing unmanageable maintenance issues.
They are the ones you go to when you need help with noise issues, short-term rental issues, people not maintaining the upkeep of their home’s exterior, etc. This layer of support goes even further when you need assistance concerning property issues.
Everything that the HOA does creates well-kept homes and well-kept neighborhoods that make master-planned communities a desirable place to live. This brief introduction to HOAs hardly scratches the surface of all the benefits of living in an MPC with a Home Owner’s Association.
At Viridian, our HOA is referred to as the Viridian Residents Association (VRA). With the dues paid, the pristine parks, trails, landscaping, and amenities that current residents enjoy will be for generations to come.
This easy-to-read and stunning visual guide brings to life what to expect from your new lifestyle when you build or buy a new home in our master-planned community compared to other master-planned communities.
Learn how our community was designed and built with homeowners in mind and how they plan for future changes in the growing community as well. The way Viridian is built makes sustaining the environment a top priority while inspiring active and engaged lifestyles. Here you’ll enjoy resort-style amenities that suit every lifestyle through stunning nature, poolside relaxation, or events exclusive to Viridian residents.
That is just the tip of the iceberg of what this guide offers. When you download the guide, you’ll discover what makes Viridian more than just a master-planned community.
Besides being one of the only master-planned communities in Texas designed to meet the Audubon Gold Signature Standards and named a “Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary,” Viridian creates a sense of community you won’t find anywhere else in DFW.
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