The July/August issue of Cottage Living features what are described as the nation’s “Top 10 Neighborhoods.” Nine of the ten incorporate new urbanist ideas. Pictured on the magazine’s cover is Serenbe, a 1,000-acre development in Palmetto, Georgia, that combines elements of New Urbanism and sustainability.
Inside, readers discover eight other neighborhoods or developments that vary from all-out new urban to a mix of New Urban and conventional design. The eight are: Agritopia in Gilbert, Arizona; Arbolera de Vida (Sawmill District) in Albuquerque; Baldwin’s Run, a HOPE VI development in Camden, New Jersey; the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado; Noisette in North Charleston, South Carolina; Northwest Crossing in Bend, Oregon; the Parkview neighborhood in Redding, California; and Prairie Crossing in Grayslake, Illinois. The tenth neighborhood, Westside in Kansas City, Missouri, is more old urbanism than new. The area near downtown has redeveloped in recent years with a variety of architectural influences.