Bungalow Courts

Nov 14, 2014 11:09:01 PM

There certainly is a growing contingent of home owners that actually want to interact with their neighbors.  This developing demographic (more singles, smaller families, and the empty nesters) are looking out of their windows and discovering that their neighborhoods are boring and lifeless.  Not only that, but their front yards are a lot of work but offer no real benefits. Yet they are not willing to give up their single family home security.

Enter the Bungalow Court; which is not a new concept.  These have been around since the early 1900′s in various forms.  These courts were most popular in California and although the idea is familiar to many people, most have not experienced this type of living in the United Sates.  That may be about to change…

So you’re single, divorced with a small kid, or an empty nester. You don’t need that much space but you want to be able to host people when they’re in town. Living alone sometimes is lonely so you want to live in a place where you have the opportunity to make friends. However, you like the idea of owning your own home, therefore apartments are out. The house wouldn’t have to be that big and it would function perfectly – good value.

And you’d like to take out the maintenance issues of keeping up a yard. Although you’d still like to have your own private patio and back garden that might connect to your alley-fed garage. You’d like to keep in shape, but the extra room to keep all of the exercise equipment is not appealing. A little extra storage would be nice, too. Maybe if there was a communal building that could house these things? What a great way to meet other folks from the community, too. If there was a park nearby or even a place to get a coffee then this place would be perfect.

Oh, to dream… It could happen. If you’ve made it this far through this little stream of consciousness exercise, then maybe you’d like to speak more about this. We hope so.