We built this community to introduce a special type of neighborhood to a special type of realtor, and then to introduce each of them to you.

The Neighborhoods

Traditionally, American neighborhoods were built compact together, so that it was never very far to your neighbor's house, to where you shopped for your daily needs, and maybe even to where you worked. The streets and buildings were designed to make it easy to meet neighbors, and to keep an eye on what was happening on the street. And the fields and waters from which your food came were never far away.

We forgot how to build these places America has always loved the most shortly after World War II. By 1980, the corner grocery had completely given way to the convenience store, the shops on Main Street had failed because of the mall in the sea of parking out on the highway, and our once-beautiful tree-lined streets had been all but replaced with suburban cul-de-sacs… until some really smart people finally said "enough is enough!"

They built a town called Seaside on the Gulf Coast at a time when we had completely forgotten how to build towns, and that one little town spawned an entire movement known today as the New Urbanism. Along the way, the New Urbanism learned how to create real estate value like no other system today because the New Urbanists discovered how to build lovable places again for the first time in nearly a century.

The Realtors

Most realtors sell houses based on location, price per square foot, and bells and whistles for one very good reason: those are the only factors that differentiate what most of the housing industry builds. But some really smart realtors have discovered in recent years that selling real estate is a lot more fun if they focus on traditional neighborhoods, both new and old, because people aren't just weighing which house has the biggest closets but are instead buying into places they really love.

How to Be a Part of This Community

Maybe you're moving, and looking for a new home. If so, check out our neighborhoods page to see if there's a new or old traditional neighborhood near where you're moving.

Maybe you're looking for a vacation spot instead… if so, have a broader look because you might find a better fit than the first place you think of. We'll tell you the stories of a broad variety of resort towns you may want to consider.

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