People have built communities from practically nothing for centuries. In many ways, we have an innate understanding of how to position structures and services so that they’re accessible to the individuals and families that make up a neighborhood. From hospitals to general stores, we can sometimes take for granted how the elements are meant to help us rather than hinder us. If you live in a Tucson community, it’s worth knowing what it means to build one from the ground up.
Consider the Residents
When it comes to the traditional 5 W’s, it’s the ‘who’ that matters the most. A retirement community won’t need an elementary school, but they will likely need a 24-hour pharmacy. A street full of young families will appreciate plenty of gathering places so parents can reach out for and offer support. From second-hand items to babysitters to household advice, community members need to rely on one another if they want it to be successful.
Select the Architecture
Like all art, architecture is subjective. Some people crave classic Victorians lining the street while others want modern as far as the eye can see. The good news is that communities don’t always have to be uniform to be functional. In fact, the variety can actually add to the curb appeal. As convenient as many housing developments can be, few people want to walk down a block only to find carbon copies of the same home from one end to the next.
Every community should have its own personality reflected in that of its landmarks. These may be man-made, such as statutes or murals. Or they can be natural formations, such as rivers or mountains. These features, both large and small, need to be taken into account when it comes to adding new spaces or renovating old ones. For example, building a custom home to provide the perfect view of the sun setting over a hill. Or designing Southwest architecture to mimic the natural color scheme of the dessert.
Building People Up
When we think of a community, we might think of buildings being raised, but the truth is that it needs to stay focused on the people. Some communities are simply better than others, and it’s primarily because the designers and planners think of residents over their own agendas. Ideally, the buildings, greenspaces, roads, and landmarks should be conforming to us, and not the other way around.
Finding the Best in Arizona Housing
After decades of experience, Miramonte Arizona knows what it takes to create a community. Our homes and commercial properties are spread out all over the state, and we’ve been named Builder of the Year several times by the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association. In Tucson, you’ll find everything from courtyard to single-family homes, each one built to keep the residents comfortable and secure while taking full advantage of the beauty of the natural landscape. If you’re interested in learning more about availability, contact us today.