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Master-Planned Community Articles

What is a master-planned community? Why should families, retirees, and active adults alike consider moving to master-planned communities? And perhaps most importantly, what are some of the best master-planned communities in the country? Get answers to all those questions and more with the articles here. Find out why the amenities, custom homes, and true sense of neighborly camaraderie make living in a master-planned community so special. 

The Increasing Popularity of Cottage Style Homes

In this article, we’ll tell you a little bit about cottage-style homes and even help get your search started with an overview of a few cottage home communities.

Things to Think About When Buying a New Home in a Master-Planned Community

Moving homes is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in your life. Like any good thing, however, it comes with a lot of work. From choosing the right new home to downsizing your belongings and cleaning the new house, the whole experience can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, purchasing your new home and moving in can be more enjoyable than it is stressful.

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Congratulations to PCR’s Top Communities of The Year

This diverse list of top communities includes several categories broken down by state/region. With dozens of appealing and desirable communities in each region, we narrowed them down to recognize the most popular based on user engagement, interest, and demand. The winners are…

Benefits of Living in a Master-Planned Community

Needless to say, there are many things to consider when searching for a house. Price, location, home/lot size, and school district, to name just a few.   

Second Homes in Private Communities Sometimes Hidden Gems

There's a whole other world of master-planned communities that often go unnoticed by even the most savvy second home seeker. Buyers from all over America can miss these opportunities because they often do not appear on public multiple listing service (MLS) databases sorted by zip code, price point and other search terms designed to appeal to a wider variety of shoppers.