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When thinking about buying a new home, one of the most important factors to consider for many families is the neighborhood in which the house is located. In fact, almost 84% of Americans believe that the neighborhood is more or equally important than the house itself! For this reason, more and more home buyers are embracing the concept of living in a planned housing community that is safe, secure, and has easy access to all necessities.  

For example, Fredrick Place  is a planned housing community in Morgantown, West Virginia. The community has been growing in popularity over the past several years, and Frederick Place’s “Phase 3” just opened up offering the last 13 easy-to-maintain and affordable home sites to build your dream home on! 

If you are wondering if it is worth it to invest in a planned housing community, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some advantages of living in one:

The Advantages of Living in a Planned Housing Community

1. Access to Amenities

One of the biggest reasons people prefer to live in a housing community is the easy access to amenities and facilities. Many of these planned communities are walkable neighborhoods with parks, playgrounds, and other on-grounds amenities. There is usually close access to grocery stores and country club facilities like gyms, saunas, golf ranges, pools, community halls, biking trails, jogging tracks, and more nearby. Developers know the kind of facilities people enjoy and make them a part of the housing community’s general appeal. 

2. Increased Home Value

A planned housing community is governed by a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), so every house in the community is highly maintained. This means that one poorly-kept house cannot decrease the value of other houses in the area. As a result, the home value only keeps on increasing with time. 

3. Well-Maintained Neighborhood

While the houses themselves are well-maintained, so are the grounds and common areas. This allows for a very aesthetically pleasing neighborhood with charming architecture, similar house styles, tree and flower plantations, and night street lamps that add to the community’s visual appeal and aim to provide a beautiful scenic view for the residents. 

4. Greater Security

Houses in a planned community are generally safer. Since these communities are often gated and located away from high-density areas, their streets have less traffic and stay relatively quiet. Many communities are protected with patrols or neighborhood watch as well. As a result, crime rates in planned housing communities are also lower than in other areas.

5. Customized Options

In a planned housing community like Frederick Place, you have the freedom to consult with builders to put your personal stamp on your property. These homes aren’t “cookie-cutter houses” that all look exactly alike—you can choose the floorplan, exterior design, wall colors, design elements for your rooms, carpet and tile prints, roofing elements and more. You can completely customize your home to fit your needs, budget, and personality!

Frederick Place – A Planned Housing Community in Morgantown, WV

Vision Homes is continuing to build a planned housing community in Morgantown in West Virginia called Fredrick Place, and lots are going fast! Currently, the project is in its third phase, with 13 available home lots for purchase.

Frederick Place is a protected and secure community with paved streets, lamp posts in front of each house, and numerous underground utilities. The community is close to shopping centers, grocery stores, schools, and places of leisure. And the best part? Turn-key housing packages start at only $250,000!

Considering that mortgage rates are still super low, now is a great time to upgrade your living space. Vision Homes is here to fulfill all your planned housing needs and help you build the dream house you desire in West Virginia. Contact us today to speak with our homebuilding experts about your needs, styles, and budget. You can also call us at (304) 296-0024. We would love to build a house you’re proud to call home!