Best Neo-Traditional

The best neo-traditional developments combine 21st-century convenience with small-town ambiance. In addition to tree-lined neighborhoods with wide sidewalks and pet-friendly parks, all feature town centers where residents can enjoy shopping and dining, plus a variety of professional services, without ever having to leave the community.

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Located on Lady’s Island—one of the picturesque Sea Islands of historic Beaufort—Celadon is a dynamic, wellness-based community on the South Carolina coast. A classic example of a Neo-Traditional Community, Celadon’s ideal location allows residents to walk, bike or drive to nearby public and private venues. With its serene setting, moss-draped live oaks, wide array of club and spa amenities, and an emphasis on wellness for mind, body, and soul, Celadon is more than your new home. It’s an inspiring and thoroughly fulfilling lifestyle. A haven for wellness. A retreat for friends and family. Where life is in perfect harmony.

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Carnes Crossroads

Summerville, SC — Carnes Crossroads is a 2,300-acre master planned community located in Summerville, SC, near Charleston. Modeled after its sister community, Charleston's award-winning Daniel Island, Carnes Crossroads is designed to be a comprehensive small town where people can live, work, play and learn. Homes in traditional neighborhoods are positioned close to sidewalk-lined streets and feature front porches. Neighborhood parks and lakes provide gathering places for recreation and social events. A community-wide network of trails connects destinations within the community, making it easily navigable by bicycle or on foot.

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City Walk at Beaufort

Beaufort, SC —Located within walking distance of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, SC and adjacent to the Rails to Trails 16-mile bike trail along the waterways, City Walk’s walkability makes it convenient and elegantly charming. This creekside community is within walking distance of boutique shops, locally-owned restaurants, waterfront parks, art galleries, museums, year-round festivals, and more. City Walk is an intimate neighborhood in a waterfront, park-like setting featuring 49 single family homes starting in the low $400,000s.

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The Walk at East Village

Clayton, NC — The Walk at East Village is an active living community walking distance from Clayton, NC. With walking and biking trails, a bark park, and a clubhouse, the neighborhood is designed for community and activity. With a combination of quality construction and inspired design, the community is the only 55+ community in the Southeast based on the pocket neighborhood concept. This promotes interaction at a level not found with traditional design by clustering 8-12 homes surrounding a walking path and landscaping for a true sense of community.

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Daniel Island

Charleston, SC — Over the past 20 years, Daniel Island has evolved as one of the premier communities in Charleston. Daniel Island is an award-winning example of how smart planning can result in a successful and highly-desirable community where people can live, work, play and learn. Homes in traditional neighborhoods are positioned close to sidewalk-lined streets and feature front porches, encouraging neighborly interaction. Hundreds of acres of parks provide gathering places for recreation and social events. And more than 25 miles of trails connect island destinations, making it easily navigable by bicycle or on foot.

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Lake Park at Tradition

Port St. Lucie, FL — named one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Retire” in the U.S. by — is located near the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches. Residents enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment at the community’s own Tradition Square town center. LakePark has a combination of resort-style amenities, maintenance-free living and small-town charm that makes living in the heart of Tradition one of Florida’s most desirable places to live. Quality construction, open interiors, well-appointed kitchens, designer baths and a host of included premium features are just some of the qualities of these innovative Minto homes waiting to be discovered at LakePark.

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Lakewood Ranch

Sarasota, Florida—Florida’s Lakewood Ranch is just a short drive east of Sarasota bay and the Gulf of Mexico, an ideal location for this unique collection of 14 villages that comprise a single amenity-filled community. Homes in the Esplanade neighborhood offer Mediterranean-style facades with abundant landscaping. Tuscan-inspired architecture is the theme in The Lake Club village that also features a grand clubhouse for social events. Mallory Park features a variety of home designs in a village surrounded by 36 acres of wetlands and lakes. Three distinctive town centers offer shopping, outdoor dining and a movie theater.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina—Baxter Village is a masterplanned community in Fort Mill, South Carolina, just about 40 minutes south of the region’s hub city of Charlotte, North Carolina. A number of featured builders have created neo-traditional style homes for Baxter Village around a theme that evokes the grand residences of historic Charleston. Ranging in size from 1,200 to 3,500 square feet, nearly all have large front porches outside and the most up-to-date appliances and finishing touches on the inside. The adjacent Baxter Town Center has been designed with a small-town feel to accommodate a variety of professional offices and delightful shops.

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Encore at FishHawk Ranch

Tampa, FL -- Encore at FishHawk Ranch features an ideal balance of livability and outstanding design, with homes that are as stunning as they are accommodating. This 55+ community combines beautiful, energy-efficient homes with an engaging lifestyle designed to keep you active. Encore residents have access to select recreation amenities in FishHawk Ranch, like a kids’ pool area for the grandchildren and a lake house, as well as an Encore-exclusive 5,000-square foot amenity center, The Oasis, with a full-time Lifestyle Director and a packed calendar of events.

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