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The Benefits of a Master-planned Community

October 12, 2015

Master-planned communities are in demand nationwide, and the reasons are easy to spot:

  • Amenities! Many masterplans are designed with easy access to shopping, dining, schools and recreation—sometimes within walking distance. You may also find popular neighborhood features like parks, trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and even more substantial amenities like clubhouses, fitness facilities, pools and sports courts have been included.
  • Character! Because master-planned communities are developed from a “big-picture” perspective, more forethought can be devoted to their design aesthetic. Streetscapes and home exteriors may need to conform to a community’s theme, whether that’s Tuscan-inspired, Colonial, Spanish or Craftsman. Entry monuments, street signs, community landscaping and other details may be planned to enhance the overall sense of community.
  • Value! No home investment offers a guaranteed profit, but many master-planned communities are built with covenants and homeowners associations in place to maintain the neighborhood’s common areas and protect its visual charm. A community with curb appeal won’t hurt when it’s time to sell in the future!

Want to learn about masterplans in your area? We build in dozens of exciting master-planned communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Check out the list below, or call our Homebuyer Resource Center at 888-500-7060 for the latest info.      


Vistos-Park.Tuc.w_tcm7-257586croppedPhoenix area

Canyon Trails in Goodyear

Cascade at Marley Park in Surprise

Del Rio Ranch in Avondale

Lone Mountain in Cave Creek

Parkside at Greer Ranch in Surprise

Paseo Pointe in Laveen

Rogers Ranch in Laveen

Sienna Hills in Buckeye

Skyline Ranch in San Tan Valley

Trailside Point in Laveen

Tucson area

The Estates at Madera Highlands in Sahuarita

Palisades at San Lucas North in Marana

Presidio del Norte in Sahuarita

Torreno at Rancho Vistoso in Oro Valley


Sanctuary.SCA.EXT Group.Twilight17449.RET.PBay Area

Gold Ridge in Fairfield

Mountain House communities

Inland Empire

Audie Murphy in Menifee

Magnolia at Sundance in Beaumont

Riverwalk Vista in Riverside

Los Angeles area

Walden Walk in Palmdale

Orange County

Ellwood at Beacon Park (a Great Park Neighborhoods community) in Irvine

Lafayette at Stonegate (Villages of Irvine) in Irvine

Sacramento area

Creekside at Whitney Ranch in Rocklin

San Diego area

Sanctuary at San Elijo Hills in San Marcos


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Banning Lewis Ranch in Colorado Springs

Meridian Ranch in Peyton

Wolf Ranch in Colorado Springs

Denver area

Anthem Highlands in Broomfield

Blackstone Country Club in Aurora

Candelas in Arvada

Cobblestone Ranch in Castle Rock

Colliers Hill in Erie

Conservatory in Aurora

Copperleaf in Centennial

Meridian Village in Parker

Gambel Oak at The Meadows in Castle Rock

Plum Creek in Castle Rock

Reunion in Commerce City

Stepping Stone in Parker

Traditions in Aurora


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Forest Hammock at Oakleaf Plantation in Orange Park

Pine Ridge Plantation in Middleburg

Rolling Hills at Lake Asbury in Green Cove Springs

Orlando area

Drayton Woods at Providence in Davenport

Harmony communities

South Florida

Parkland Reserve in Parkland

The Oaks at Boca Raton


GYM_IMG_0065_edit.WcroppedBaltimore area

Tanyard Cove in Glen Burnie

DC area

Eastchurch in Frederick


Heidi.LV.MontebelloStreetscape.RET.PLas Vegas area

Cadence in Henderson

Monte Bello at Summerlin in Las Vegas

Mountain’s Edge in Las Vegas

Providence in Las Vegas


Salt Lake City area

Anthem in Herriman


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Belmont Estates in Ashburn

Embrey Mill (by Newland Communities) in Stafford

Hastings Marketplace in Manassas

Lee’s Parke in Fredericksburg

Willowsford in Aldie


Tehaleh-Community_DSC2359.wSeattle-Tacoma area

Amber Meadows in Puyallup

Emerald Pointe in Puyallup

Tehaleh (by Newland Communities) in Bonney Lake

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