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What is a Master-planned Community?

106438787Southstar Communities purchases undeveloped land and makes improvements to it, ultimately developing that property into master-planned communities. But what exactly does that mean? What is a master-planned community?

The concept behind master-planned communities first began in California. Developers determined that they could improve the value of the properties they were building out for sale if they could anticipate and then include additional amenities that their target demographic might desire. A master-planned community is different from a straightforward subdivision in that it incorporates additional buildings, features and uses for the land beyond simply row after row of houses. Master-planned communities are comprehensively thought-out and engineered, intentionally putting every part of the available land to its best possible use for the community and the homeowners.

At Southstar Communities, we employ a team of highly-qualified and experienced builders to design our master-planned communities. They consider every lot and its features, planning how each plot can yield the best aesthetic views, as well as practical considerations. We carefully consider every parcel of land before we purchase it, then custom design and develop that property to accommodate only the homesites that will be the most suitable for it. We’d like to be clear: Southstar Communities doesn’t build homes. We specialize in seeking out and acquiring the most desirable land in beautiful locations where you might want to build your own custom dream home. Our community designs take into consideration all of the amenities and extras appropriate for the landscape, whether that means a clubhouse, trails—even water features—that will maximize your experience living there.

Many Southstar Communities incorporate a country club, with some even adding such specialized lifestyle features as Fred Couples Signature golf courses, vineyards and equestrian facilities. All are planned to take full advantage of pre-existing natural features such as landscapes, waterfronts, mountain views, rolling hills, and beach access and views. Currently we offer properties in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. Our sites are available in tiered acreage sizes to accommodate different budgets and needs, starting at a third of an acre and scaling up to multiple acres. This approach allows us to offer you properties in a range of prices, typically beginning at $50,000 and ranging up to $200,000 (and beyond).

If you’d like to learn more about building your own customized home in a master-planned community, please contact Southstar Communities at 800-688-5419 or visit our Website. We develop all of our communities starting with you in mind. We’d love to hear from you about what your vision for your dream home looks like.