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May 12, 2022

Smarter communities: why do we build them?

Smarter communities can be large or small and are ones where a successful hybrid of residential, commercial and community-focused features and amenities coexist.  These smarter communities are essentially managed by industry experts in the fields of technology, sustainability practices, infrastructural development and individual/family wellbeing. Together, these elements enhance community cohesion. The creation of this cohesion ensures longevity and sustainability for its developments and lifestyle benefits for its residents. To build a smarter community is to adopt a big-picture outlook; melding affordability with investor/owner/renter appeal, state-of-the-art technology with user-friendly applications and design and interior trends that inspire a biophilic quality. As such, developers in the sector of smarter communities quite simply create happier residents. An industry working with a united vision, delivers intelligent solutions to create a better lifestyle for people living and investing in those communities.  Strata and community management firms are driven by customer-centricity and innovation, developing communities and competing in a billion dollar industry. Somewhere near you, this type of community has been built Developed communities are diverse and extensive, covering small-to-medium residential and commercial blocks including townhouses and villas, shop lots and hotels, to large mixed-use high rises.  Like smart homes in the era-of-connectivity, smart communities are a natural progression. Television advertisements for newly developed suburbs may have surprised viewers at first.  Communities used to require time to develop organically and even though they still do this, applied thinking has changed the way that they can emerge. Development and marketing opportunities Opportunities abound for developers and real estate agents to embrace the challenges of building and marketing newly formed communities. Investing in a smarter community is at the forefront of long-term change for all industry proponents. If created to exact standards and marketed within an affordable price range, the sustainability focus and lifestyle benefits of properties within smarter communities invariably sell themselves.