What is a pocket neighborhood?
A pocket neighborhood is a collection of homes which are strategically nested together and centered on a shared open space or common area. This design promotes neighborly interaction while preserving personal space and privacy. This principle is central to The Cottages at Drakes Landing and all Cottage Advisors communities.
Why live in a pocket neighborhood?
Traditional subdivisions are made up of large houses with similar façades, large private yards, 2-car garages, and significant land between home sites. Because of this design, owners often come and go in anonymity with little neighborly interaction. The unique design of a pocket neighborhood fosters a sense of belonging and community – with well-positioned homes that encourage people to spend time with one another.
Since the land, park, and trails are owned in common, each homeowner has shared interest in its oversight and care, which enhances security and strengthens the fabric of the overall community.