Homes make a neighborhood. Amenities create a community.
May 22, 2017
Every homebuilder knows that there’s more to building a community than designing and building homes that people want to live in. People choose their new home for its style, location, and “fit” with their lifestyle. Homebuilders who invest in creating communities recognize the importance of giving those homeowners and families more than a beautiful interior and exterior. Homes make a neighborhood. Amenities create a community. At Ideal Homes, we have always understood this distinction, so we look for ways to add features that can enhance the lifestyle of the people who live in our communities. We encourage neighbors to get out and meet one another, and to experience a lifestyle that allows them to have fun right around the corner. Ideal Homes’ communities are developed with a master plan in mind. We start with a location that is close to existing amenities, like schools, healthcare, shopping, and other services (e.g., state park, regional park). Then we ask ourselves, what can we give our families to make this even more special? Coming up with the answer has been fun. Some of Ideal Homes’ communities feature hike and bike trails, splash pads, and a clubhouse. All of them include at least one playground. But there’s more! Valencia, in Edmond, OK, is planned to include more than 40 acres of green space and parks. We will have a splash pad, soccer field, baseball diamond, stocked fishing ponds, gazebos, and several playgrounds—including a “pirate park” that looks like a pirate ship. Green Leaf Trails, in Norman, gives residents many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in this beautiful setting. A stocked fishing pond with a dock, a mile-long stretch of Norman’s Legacy Trail, and a variety of playgrounds welcome people to get out of their homes and meet one another. The people who live at Little River Trails in Norman have the recreational benefits of a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, playground, and a walking path along the river. We’ve also added a stocked fishing pond. We’ve built a splash pad in Somers Pointe and Featherstone, and wooded walking trails at Red Canyon Ranch. When you’re choosing your new home, consider what the community amenities will add to your life. If that move brings you to the Oklahoma City region, please contact Ideal Homes to learn what we can give you. View all our communities here: http://www.idealhomes.com/new-homes#communities