Most neighborhood developments across America are collections of individual houses, each an island to itself, with little connection among neighbors. Those neighborhoods are designed for automobiles, not people.
Our Pocket Neighborhoods are just the opposite. Instead of a seemingly endless string of houses with garage doors all facing the street, a Pocket Neighborhood is a series of 6 to 10 cottages arranged in parallel rows, with their living rooms and room-sized front porches facing a common green space.
The idea is to create homes that foster the building of community. Cottage Homes encourage people to spend time with one another rather than pull in and pull out. The community design helps people share stories on the front porch, throw BBQs in the greenbelt, or surprise the new neighbors with cookies. That’s when a group of houses starts becoming a neighborhood. A neighborhood that addresses both personal and social needs.
Visiting a Pocket Neighborhood is like experiencing a slice of history – how it used to be. A Pocket Neighborhood is an absolutely amazing place to live.