Let Your Interactives Help Foster Sense of Community
Recently, Mary Cook, writing in Builder Developer, noted that Millennials are finally ready to move out of their parents’ home and find their own. Her firm is known for creating innovative environments targeted to market demands and her article focused on 7 Ways to Design Residential Developments for Millennials.
- Offer Walk Abouts: One of walkable neighborhood’s driving forces is access to convenient, interesting and unique shopping and dining venues. Think of the possibilities — run into or invite neighbors as everyone is learning the area! Why not create an “It’s in the Neighborhood” map highlighting 15 close-by locations that are probably new to your home shoppers? Think: ethnic restaurants, unique bookshops, unusual hardware stores. Let your potential buyers explore (virtually!) and see themselves living the experience! Drones are making aerial photos so much more affordable — take a look at Richmond above and consider using this type of visual introduction to the neighborhood.
- Shine a Light on Educational Institutions: Here’s another opportunity for introducing a new way of thinking about community! And, these opportunities don’t need to be just traditional colleges and universities. Think outside the box and consider adult education and interest-focused centers, too. Look for places like innovative yarn shops, photography studios, art centers. Let your home shoppers explore neighborhood learning opportunities and imagine the opportunities available.