The benefits of living in a new-build community

Apr 27, 2023

Living in a new-build community means more than being in your ideal home. It means being able to build a life for your family. More often than not, brand-new homes are built within a wider development, creating a sense of togetherness as you get to know your new neighbours.

Here are just some of the benefits of living in a new-build community:

  • A fresh start for everybody
  • Amenities in your area
  • Built with safety in mind
  • Greener living
  • Really make your home your own

At the start of your search for a brand-new home? You might benefit from our handy guide to home buying.

Bond over common ground

Modern life means many of us don't take the time to get to know the people who live around us. One of the biggest benefits of buying a new-build home is the chance to get to know your new neighbours. For starters, you’ll all be on the same journey into a brand-new home, and perhaps even moving into your homes at a similar time. So, whether you’re a first-time buyer or a family looking for space to grow into, chances are there’ll be people just like you up and down your new street.

Top Tip: Join a community Facebook group for a quick and easy way to “meet” your neighbours, arrange events (barbecue anyone?) and share helpful local info.


Amenities on your doorstep

Living close to local amenities can be a major benefit of living in a new-build community. They're often built close to schools, parks, and shops – some developments even include shops, cafes, nurseries and more. So you can nip out to grab a missing ingredient or take turns walking your children and their friends to school, often just a short distance from your brand-new home.

Built with safety in mind

For young families in particular, one of the most reassuring benefits of buying a new-build home is living in a safer environment. Well-lit walking and cycle paths, plus nearby parks, mean that you can stay active all year round. Many developers, including Barratt Homes, encourage a 20mph speed limit throughout a development, so that the roads are a lot safer for families.


Green spaces for all the family

Being able to step out of your front door and into nature is invaluable. So every Barratt development is designed and built with plants, birds and other wildlife in mind, ensuring that their natural habitats are retained.

Shared outdoor areas are ideal for a picnic, or to play and exercise in – especially for young families looking to live somewhere with a strong community feel, as others in the area will be drawn to these parks and green spaces, too.

Top Tip: Going for runs (or walks) is a good way to learn the layout of a new area. Inviting others to join you is a great way to get to know your neighbours while you’re at it.

A home ready for effortless living

Another advantage of living in a new-build property is the fact that your home is exactly that – brand-new. So you don’t have to spend time and money dealing with the wear and tear or décor of the previous owners.

Often, you can start adding your personality to your new home early on, choosing from a range of stylish fixtures and fittings while it’s being built.

Top Tip: Hosting annual get-togethers – like bank holiday barbecues or festive drinks – can build traditions that welcome newcomers who join your community in years to come.


Are you ready to find your brand-new home?

Living in a new-build community can have many benefits – making lifelong friends, other children for yours to play with, and a sense of support from the people around you.

So, whether you’re looking for space for your family to grow into or for your first home, find a Barratt Homes development today.