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Differences Between Master Planned Communities and Suburbs

If you are currently house hunting, you may have seen or heard the term “master-planned community” used by certain builders. Justice Homes being among them. This is not simply a trendy phrase meant to dress up the word suburb. If that is not the case, then what exactly are the differences between master-planned communities and suburbs? Let us explain.

To begin with, suburbs tend to actually be closer to your downtown area. This can be ideal for people who work downtown and prefer a shorter commute. Especially if the traffic can get bad in the area you live in. On the other hand, since master-planned communities generally demand a large plot of land, they tend to be farther away from the downtown centers. They make up for this by having their own amenities built nearby. These builders mindfully build nearby local services, such as coffee shops and grocery stores. Most builders creating master-planned communities are catering to a younger demographic and their desire for urban living and convenience all in one.

Master-planned communities can also be chosen to fit your specific lifestyle. If you love golf, there are many communities that offer bright, expertly planned courses within. If you are retired and looking for a little well-earned peace and quiet, you can find it. Or if you are an active professional, there are communities complete with condos and youthful community centers.

When exploring different suburbs, you may be pleasantly surprised to find a nice park or water feature surrounding it. Comparatively, well-manicured parks, lakes, and pools are basically synonymous with master-planned communities. Along with those features, master-planned communities take time to thoughtfully prepare functional streets with plenty of parking and security for the area.

If you have a family, certainly you are concerned with finding highly rated schools for your children nearby. While being in your preferred school district may influence the suburb you choose, master-planned communities take into consideration good school districts into their design. Most master-planned communities are family centric. It is often not difficult to find one with desirable schools within the community area.

Obviously, there are pros and cons to both suburbs and master-planned communities. It all is dependent on your wants and needs in a community. We hope that you found this explanation to be helpful in your journey to your new home! If you are in the OKC area, why not pop by our master-planned communities, Lone Oak Farms and Canyon Lakes. Stroll through our meticulously landscaped tree-lined streets to see the difference in a suburb and a master-planned community first hand.

By Justice Homes 9-26-2019