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Advantages of Living in a Master-Planned Community

May 18, 2021
Family walking to the pool at Audie Murphy Ranch by Brookfield Residential in Menifee, CA

Living in a master-planned community gives you more than just homes and a few small parks – it’s a complete lifestyle offering. It’s a place where good neighbors become great friends through organized community activities, play dates at the playground, poolside barbecues, and friendly walks on the trails. It’s a place that has been created to not only serve you now, but well into the future with convenient nearby offerings including shopping, dining, schools, offices, and more.

Here are the top 3 advantages of living in a master-planned community:

Woman walking her puppy on the grassy lawn in front of townhomes in New Haven in Ontario Ranch, CA

1. Live in an area that has been thoughtfully designed

Master-planned communities are carefully designed. From street layouts, home locations, natural areas, amenity offerings, shopping, dining, offices, and more, the entire community is constructed to create a thoughtful flow and sense of balance. We want our residents to have immediate convenience without sacrificing comfort or style within their neighborhood.

In a master-planned community, you have a more diverse housing offering and choice of floor plan designs. Compared to a smaller neighborhood, a master-planned community offers a range of homes from smart townhomes to spacious single-family homes at a variety of price points. The result is a more diverse community comprised of many people, from first-time buyers to families and downsizing empty nesters. Not only do you have a more visually interesting neighborhood design, but varied neighbors giving you a chance to expand your social circle.

Kids playing on the splash pad and cornhole at a Brookfield Residential community

The lifestyle the community offers has also been thoughtfully master-planned with conveniences designed to support the vision. We want our homeowners to live an exciting life with engaging amenities and an abundance of social opportunities around every corner. We take community living to the next level with Lifestyle Directors who connect neighbors through fun in-person and virtual events, specialty clubs, and fostering community programs. Movies in the park? Check. Family game nights? Check. Virtual wine tastings? Check. Food truck events? Bagels and brew? Craft classes? Check. Check. Check. There are countless ways to have good times and make great memories.

Our HOA teams help ensure the amenities are maintained, the neighborhoods feel safe, the landscape is well cared for, and you have someone who can help if you have questions or concerns. The result is a great place to live and play that will stay in that condition for years to come.

Amenity offerings by Brookfield Residential throughout Southern California

2. Top notch amenities just steps from your front door

Living in a master-planned community means you don’t have to choose if you prefer the park or the pool – you have both, and more. You have the home of your dreams and exclusive access to a variety of amenities that not only help you connect with neighbors, but also enhance the quality of your life. Soak up that SoCal sunshine in a refreshing resort-style pool, get in some exercise in a lap pool, or let the kids run free in a splash zone. Our master-planned communities include plenty of grassy areas that are perfect for picnicking, throwing a frisbee, or playing some lawn games (cornhole anyone?). Grab a neighbor and go for a walk on one of the trails or meet up to let the kids play on the playgrounds. We have clubhouses that are perfect for gathering and hosting your next event, barbecue areas to determine who is the true “Grill Master,” and fire features that are perfect for hanging out as the evening winds down. Indulge in some friendly competition on the basketball or pickleball courts. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the four-legged members of your family! Some of our master-planned communities include fenced-in dog parks with water fountains for the pups and benches for their humans. It’s all here and it’s all yours.

Man in front of signage at The Groves by Brookfield Residential in Whittier, CA

3. Convenient location to everything you need 

Living in a master-planned community means you live where style and comfort meet convenience. Not only do we design our communities with thoughtfully placed homesites, but areas for mixed-uses such as shopping, dining, work, and play. It’s easier to check off your to-do list when the gas station, pharmacy, and grocery store are just around the corner and your kid’s school is just a few minutes away.

At New Haven in Ontario Ranch, you can head over to the New Haven Marketplace where you have shops for your essentials, cool restaurants, and a variety of places to gather and relax. You will also find Brew Haven (opening Summer 2021) which will be the home of popular spots such as Bearded Tang Brewery and D’Vine Mediterranean.

Life at The Groves in Whittier balances fun with everyday convenience with a new retail center and Heritage Court. The new shopping center will feature Stater Bros. Markets, EoS Fitness, Chipotle, In-N-Out, Raising Cane’s, other fast-casual dining options, and daily errand stops, so you can spend less time driving and more time living. Just steps from home, you’ll find Heritage Court. Opening in the next year, this retail hub will be a buzzy hotspot featuring a food hall with hip brewery, multiple small restaurants, a lounge, tattoo shop, arcade, and eclectic spaces to gather.

Just minutes from Audie Murphy Ranch, Menifee Countryside Marketplace offers a diverse selection of over 20 stores, restaurants, and specialty merchants. You’ll find a great atmosphere with everything you could need including Target, Best Buy, BevMo!, HomeGoods, Chipotle, Starbucks, and more.

Young woman playing with two puppies on the grassy lawn at New Haven by Brookfield Residential in Ontario Ranch, CA

Make your move 

It’s time for you to find your best place to call home. Discover brand new homes in our master-planned communities throughout Southern California. We’ll be expecting you!

New Haven in Ontario Ranch

  • Townhomes and Single-Family Homes
  • 972 – 2,331 Sq. Ft.
  • 1 – 4 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 – 3 Baths
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The Groves in Whittier

  • Townhomes and Single-Family Homes
  • 822 – 3,076 Sq. Ft.
  • 1 – 5 Bedrooms
  • 1.5 – 4.5 Baths
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Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee

  • Single-Family Homes
  • 2,718 – 3,492 Sq. Ft.
  • 3 – 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 – 4 Baths
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