Shaker Heights, OH (PRWEB) September 7, 2007
A website dedicated to women who choose to raise families in new urbanist style communities, has just released its "top ten" list of new urban communities in the U.S. and Canada. The NewUrbanMom.com website looked at a number of communities dedicated to the environmentally and socially progressive principles of new urbanism before deciding on its list of developments.
"We looked at style, affordability, and a commitment to the cornerstones of new urbanism--well connected streets and units, high density mix of residential and commercial spaces, and the incorporation of designs and features that support or facilitate green, healthy living," explains Sharon McMillan, creator of the New Urban Mom website.
New urbanism is a design concept and lifestyle choice that has finally taken root in American culture thanks to the exponential increase in awareness and support for products, services and yes homes that help consumers to live environmentally friendly lifestyles.
New urbanism has been around for over 20 years. Early developments in Florida, namely Seaside and Celebration, are most widely known as the first successful new urbanism communities in the U.S. Today there are hundreds of new urbanism communities in older cities and newer suburbs and hundreds more in the planning or construction stages across the U.S. and Canada.
The flexible and more compact floor plans, lots and price options of many new urbanism communities are well suited to the needs of families, single parents, young professionals and empty nesters. Given the current trend for more workplace flexibility and a deeper appreciation for quality living, the "live, work and play" in your community mantra of new urbanism developments sits well with many segments of today's market.
To access the list visit the New Urban Mom website at:
To schedule an interview please call Sharon McMillan at (905) 472-5384 or email: sharon(at)newurbanmom.com