Why moms will love living in Harmony

Our residents will be the first to tell you that they love living in Harmony, Florida – especially our residents who are moms. From the safety of our neighborhoods, to the walkability and outdoor lifestyle, the perks of living in a master-planned community like Harmony are endless. There aren’t just perks for your children, though. Harmony has a lots of perks and amenities for adults, too! Here are a few reasons why, as a mom, you will love living in Harmony. Safety, ability to walk to school When looking for a neighborhood to call home, one of the most important features has to be safety. Having the peace of mind that your children are going to grow up in a neighborhood where safety isn’t an issue is a huge weight off a parent's shoulders. Of course, no neighborhood is entirely safe 100% of the time, but overall, master-planned communities are safer than most. Harmony was designed with safety in mind. There are sidewalks virtually everywhere in the development, so allowing your child walk to a neighbor's house alone, or even the local playground, is an option. Well-lit streets are common within master-planned communities, so walkingor biking home after dark can alleviate some safety concerns. This walkability also allows children the independence to walk to and from school safely. This gives moms a peace of mind that there is a safe and reliable way for their children to get to school as well. Friendly neighbors Having close neighbors – both in proximity, and close socially – can be a huge perk when it comes to forging new relationships. In a neighborhood...

The benefits of living in a walkable community like Harmony

Sidewalks don’t automatically make a community walkable. Walkability is about much more than being pedestrian-friendly. Encouraging people to walk requires thoughtful design and a holistic approach to development and lifestyle. Residents need to have places to go, a desire to go outside, and yes, sidewalks. There are benefits of living in a walkable community, some of which include: Being more climate-friendly. Lessen the time you spend in your car and you lessen your contribution to global warming. When you can walk to your local town market, rather than drive, you're reducing the amount of pollution being emited into our air. Increasing safety. Logistically speaking, less time in cars means less chances of causing an accident. Furthermore, a walkable community means that there is natural surveillance taking place. People out walking are watching. And anyone up to no good will certainly not appreciate the eyes of yourself or your neighbors upon them.  Adding years to your life. Did you know, for every minute you spend walking, you are adding three minutes to your life? That means, if you walk an average of 30 minutes a day, five days a week, you've essentially added almost a year and half to your life.  In Harmony, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a walkable community. The town is physically defined by distinct residential neighborhoods, two A-rated public schools, a Johnny Miller signature golf course, and Town Square, which includes a variety of restaurants, shops, and other retail businesses. The neighborhoods are interconnected by sidewalks linking them to Town Square, the boardwalk at Buck Lake, and Harmony Community School. An underpass running below U.S. Highway 192 connects to...

The best of both worlds: When city life and country life collide

If you grew up reading classic fables, you know the story of the town mouse and the country mouse. But for those of you who may have forgotten, or never heard the story, let us fill you in a little bit... Country mouse loves his little home until his cousin from the big city comes to visit and tells him all about his life there. So country mouse decides to pack his bags and go back to the city with his cousin to experience it for himself. In the end (and after a scary confrontation with a cat), he decides his little home in the country is not so bad after all.  Are you wondering how this story relates to Harmony? Easy. Harmony has that small town, country-living feel while also featuring many big city amenities and benefits, too. Let's talk about a few... 12.5 miles of walking, hiking and bicycle trails through some of the 7,700 acres of conservation areas. Talk about country! With over 7,000 acres of conservation land and trails galore, there is no question that Harmony is situated away from the hustle and bustle of any big city life.  Two natural lakes, Buck Lake and Cat Lake. A fan of canoeing, kayaking, or fishing? When you live in Harmony you can do any number of these activities any day of the week. Why? These lakes are literally in your backyard. Who wouldn't love to come home from a long day at the office and unwind on the water? A-rated Harmony High School and a K-8 Community School within walking distance of every home. Having a school (let...