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The Walk at East Village is Awarded a Top Ideal-LIVING Community

planned community in north carolinaThe Best of the Best

This past June The Walk at East Village was selected as one of the Best of the Best planned communities by ideal-Living magazine in the categories ‘New Communities’ and ‘Neo-Traditional Communities’! For more than 25 years, ideal-Living has been a leading national publication for readers who are nearing retirement age or interested in relocating their families or businesses. The ‘New Communities’ category focuses on brand new residential communities where residents often get the best homesite values relative to more mature communities, and the amenities that are in-place and planned are truly special. The ‘Neo-Traditional Communities’ Category focuses on developments that combine 21st century convenience with small-town ambiance.

The Pocket Community

The article written focuses on the idea of Pocket Neighborhoods, and how these new neighborhood concepts are designed “to create social interaction within a shared space.” The concept of pocket neighborhoods originated from architect Ross Chapin and his partner, developer Jim Soules. The idea is for houses with large front porches to share a common sidewalk rather than a street, with cars out of sight on the back of the house. The article uses the analogy of a dining room table, “When the chairs are facing the table, good conversation will happen spontaneously. Traditional neighborhoods have turned the chairs around and taken that away. Pocket neighborhoods simply turn them back to where they should be.”

The Lifestyle

The pocket neighborhoods designed by Chapin tended to be smaller neighborhoods containing 30 or fewer houses while The Walk at East Village is described as “a very large, grand neighborhood active adult community with clubhousewith many clusters of pocket homes that are all interconnected.” The article also describes the many other features of the Walk at East Village which are “requisite huge porches, shared common areas, manageable, low-maintenance yards, and a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with activity rooms, swimming pool, pickle ball and Bocce ball, demonstration kitchen, outdoor amphitheater, and walking trails, along with a full-time activities director. Seeded throughout the community are smaller, 600-800-foot buildings, meant to offer social activities and hobbies in a more intimate setting.”

Find Your Forever Home in This Award-Winning Community

To get more information on The Walk at East Village view the 2017 Best of the Best awards page at, or just give us a call at 844-900-WALK.

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