What to Look for in the Right Community

When you move into a new home, there is a laundry list of things to think about. You have to think about what features you are getting in your home, the functionality of the space, the cost, the location, and so much more. One thing you may not think too much about is the community which you are going to be occupying.

From past experience, we know that many individuals focus on the home they are buying, and that’s not a bad thing. But every once in awhile, it’s important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.

What bigger picture?

The big picture for your home is that it entails not just the home, but also the community in which it is located. Your future home is not an island, and there are many community features and styles of neighborhoods that you find fit your lifestyle better than others. Home builders design communities with specific ideas in mind, and it’s worth asking about some of these features that you might enjoy.

Pet Friendly

Here at UrbanLUX Builders, the premier home builders in the San Antonio Area, we work hard to make our communities pet friendly. We know that your home won’t feel right without your favorite companion right there with you, and what better way to spend the afternoon than walking with Fluffy through the neighborhood. Many of our planned communities feature beautiful pathways that wander throughout the community to make your walk enjoyable. In addition, you can opt for an oversized lot and use that extra space to create a premium yard for your favorite pups.

Local Amenities

Many people don’t think of home communities as having many amenities. You focus so much on the house, that you don’t think that you could get a community pool or fitness center in the package. If these features are important to you, they’re worth asking about in order to find the right property. If you’re set on your dream home and not an amenity packed community, it’s worth making sure that your new home site is within a reasonable distance to any amenities you may want in the long run.

Parks and Schools

You probably remember growing up and being able to walk to school. In fact, that was the norm, and for many, it still is. If you have children, it’s important to factor in school choices and location when you build your new home. A child’s education should never be negotiable. UrbanLUX Builders plans communities near excellent schools, many within walking distance of your new community so your children can safely take themselves to school each morning. In addition to taking schools into consideration, it’s also important to keep the local parks and play areas in mind. Your kids will definitely want beautiful places to get outside and play with friends, and the parks in each of our planned communities are truly perfect places to do just that. Whether your child wants to join a local soccer team or just wants to go fly a kite, you’re sure to spend a lot of time outdoors in these beautiful park spaces.


While you don’t often think about community demographics, they can make a huge difference in how much your community will feel like home. Talk with your Realtor to see if your ideal communities will have similar demographics for your needs. If you’re a young family, you’ll want other young families around for your children to grow up with. If you’re looking for a more vivacious lifestyle, make sure to talk to your Realtor about what you want in the community in order to provide that.

Here at UrbanLUX Builders, we help to get you into the custom home of your dreams in the San Antonio area. Learn more about our planned communities by giving us a call today!

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