At EYA, we take great pride in not only creating beautiful living spaces, but also designing neighborhoods that bring people together. This may be done in various ways from creating new parks and playgrounds where kids can meet new friends to designing welcoming front porches where neighbors can greet and get to know each other. For many, being part of a community is an important factor in wellbeing and happiness and neighborhood communities are among the most important ways that people find lasting personal connections.
What's it like to live in an EYA neighborhood? Watch the video below to hear from our homeowners about how they not only found a new home, but a new community.
Creating spaces that bring people together is an integral part of our neighborhood design. At Tower Oaks in Rockville, MD, The CORE was designed to be at the heart of the community offering a myriad of spaces for neighbors to come together. These include a club room, cafe, sport court, play area, fitness studio, outdoor firepits, seasonal pool and patio seating areas.
"Me and several of my neighbors, we get together once a week to play basketball together, which is just great for getting to know your neighbors, but also really pleasing to know that we are able to do that just within our neighborhood."
EYA's new townhome community in Michigan Park (Northeast DC) was designed to not only blend seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood, but also to provide spaces to bring new and longtime residents together, including a new public children's playground—a favorite spot among the neighborhood's little ones!
"Our favorite part of the community has to be the playground. That has gotten the most visits. With a toddler in toe, that's the place she wants to be more than anywhere—outside, running around, having a good time with all the other children."
- Jessica & Adam
For many of us, having a sense of community is important. To learn more about how you can cultivate community (whether in your current neighborhood or new home), click here to read this blog post. Or, to learn more about EYA's currently selling communities, click the link below.
Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22nd, is a great opportunity to reflect on our impact on the environment and evaluate the choices we make in our daily lives, including where and how we live. EYA thinks green not only when it comes to how we build, but also how our homeowners will live. This includes building neighborhoods in close-in locations with easy access to transit and open green spaces, recycling construction materials, environmentally-friendly home features and more. As an example, the infographic below shows a snapshot of EYA’s sustainable design practices at our newest community, Tysons Ridge.
When searching for a new place to call home, it is often not only the home that one takes into consideration, but also the community that you become a part of. Well-designed neighborhoods with outdoor amenities and green spaces can impact happiness and help to bring people together. Thoughtful community visioning integrates design elements and open spaces to connect residents with each other and their surrounding area. Amenities may include neighborhood parks, walking paths, plazas, playgrounds and seating areas to facilitate interactions among neighbors. A well-planned landscape design not only connects residents with nature and creates a visual sense of harmony, but also offers highly sought after amenities and supports community engagement. To learn more about how landscape design can foster community, EYA's approach to neighborhood planning and features you may not have previously considered to look for in your new community, read our Q&A below with EYA's longtime landscape architect Gabriela Cañamar Clark, a partner at LandDesign.
Our three brand new model homes will be opening for tours at The Townhomes at Graham Park on Saturday, February 25th! Join us from 12-4 PM for our grand opening event and be among the first to tour these modern, new townhomes offering the best of urban living just steps to retail, dining and more. RSVP is required as space is limited. Click here to register for the event and get an exclusive first look.
Whether you’re moving into your first home or just looking to refresh your furnishings, there are many unique and creative ways to switch up your current home decor to feel fresh in the new year without breaking the bank. Read on for an updated post featuring a Q&A with one of our favorite designers, Holly Polgreen, President and Co-founder of Carlyn & Company Interiors + Design, for the best tips on how to repurpose, reorganize, and redesign your home decor.