New Urbanism

Streets are designed to be intimate and narrow to slow down the traffic and encourage residents to walk. Any part of the neighborhood is accessible in less
than a ten minute walk.

East Beach is designed and founded on the principles of New Urbanism (also referred to as a Traditional Neighborhood Development), a movement in urban planning that reflects a return to the classic American hometown, with mixed uses and pedestrian scaled streets.  In a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) like East Beach, the master plan encourages a sense of community as it weaves the natural features of the site with mixed uses of retail, office space, schools, and restaurants, all within walking distance of homes, parks and open spaces.

Homes are set close together to create a strong sense of community where all the neighbors interact with each other. Each home is designed to fit on the lot around the natural landscape features and mature trees.

Streets are designed to be intimate and narrow to slow down the traffic and encourage residents to walk. Any part of the neighborhood is accessible in less than a ten minute walk.

In mixed use areas, restaurants and retail space occupy the ground floors of buildings with offices or residential units on higher floors.

The closeness of the homes to each other and to the street provide an added layer of security, as people in the houses can easily see what is going on in the street, giving   TNDs lower crimes rates than “normal” subdivisions.

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