Opting to live in a pre-planned residential environment has a lot to recommend it if you choose wisely
the nucleus for planned and unplanned social gatherings, fostering community development and wellbeing,” he says.
Each masterplanned community offers its own unique facilities, which can include everything from bike tracks and nature walks through to swimming pools, playgrounds and even well-appointed golf courses.
Before you buy
If you’re considering buying into a masterplanned community, Brent says it’s worth doing your homework. “Firstly, make sure you understand the history and credentials of the developer to ensure that there is a proven track record of delivering on the established vision, particularly since the time frame for completion can span several years,” he says. “Given masterplanned communities are typically located in evolving urban areas, it is important for a prospective purchaser to probe into the proposed and existing amenities, services and recreational areas to understand what level of convenience will be available in the future.” Be clear in your own mind about what matters to you most, whether it is access to education, transport, recreation facilities or green space and look for developers who have a track record of delivering on their promises. If you buy into the first stage of a masterplanned community, it may be several years before the whole area is completed, along with the associated disruption. But choose wisely and you’ll live in an environment your family will love in a high-quality home with everything at your fingertips.
Communities such as The Hermitage at Gledswood Hills offer quality housing set among generous green spaces.
Look for communities offering facilities that meet your needs now and into the future.