As a journalist and environmental writer (A Passion for this Earth--essays on sense of place), I am pleased to be living in such a thoughtful, well-designed, well-built house in a diverse, inclusive community.
This is town planning at its best and it has attracted vibrant, creative people from all walks of life---musicians, doctors, educators, and people who work in the shops and services offered here in town.
The park, sidewalks and open spaces add to the sense of friendliness and encourage neighborhood gatherings.
The solar panels and green materials used in these homes are among the best.
These dwellings are tight in the winter, cool and comfortable in summer, while using minimal energy.
Then there is the natural beauty of Village Hill--biking and hiking trails, lovely vistas, two little green heron on the local drainage pond. The landscape is well maintained and the 200 year old beech trees and historic buildings that have been so beautifully rehabilitated add to its charm.
We are blessed, too, with the variety of birds and wildlife, and with a builder/designer who cares so much about this community, and about a high level of craftsmanship and general service, that he has made his own home here.
Kudos to Mass Development for selecting Wright Builders to develop this forward looking project.
I am sure this special enclave will become a model for other towns in the years ahead.