Sustainable Neighborhoods: Beautiful for the Economy and the Environment

Updated On

We may collect a share of sales from items linked to on this page. Learn more.

What’s more appealing; a community that consists of roads and houses and more roads or one that’s built with open space, parks, paths and trails?

For most people it would be the second option.


Most likely it’s because neighborhood with open spaces, parks, path and trails presents itself with a high quality of life for those living there.

This type of community would be developed as a sustainable neighborhood that is good for its own economy but also built with the environment in mind.


A neighborhood that can support itself will grow

The whole idea of a sustainable neighborhood is one that can grow and support itself economically.

With that in mind, the neighborhood or community must offer plenty of job opportunities for its citizens. Local businesses will help the community and offer more job opportunities for residents.

Along with job opportunities, community members take pride in local businesses and they will shop at these business, feeding the economy and helping the community grow. It’s not just business that helps the neighborhood but the homes themselves.

Builders and developers must make homes affordable to attract more buyers, if the homes are affordable and the neighborhood has amenities than the need and desire will be there and the community will grow.


Environmentally to help the Economy

The other half of a sustainable neighborhood is the environment.

A development or neighborhood that claims to be sustainable often is built on the basis that it is built around the environment and not on the environment. The development is designed to include open spaces to preserve nature and the local ecosystem.

It is also designed for water conservation, so that groundwater can be used for irrigation in parks and designated greenbelts.

Wildlife roams freely and paths and trails connect schools, parks, and other amenities, all without disrupting the natural habitats.

Along with nature, the homes that are built are generally designed with environmentally friendly materials and with efficiency in mind. Tile roofs, energy efficient windows are installed to help reduce energy costs.

This not only helps the environment but it helps the economy grow.


A sustainable neighborhood is a neighborhood that can support itself and grow at the same time. Economically, it can support itself, but it is also environmentally friendly.

Because of this, residents have a lot of pride and a real sense of community.  The residents in a sustainable neighborhood will stay there for years, and it’s also the community that homebuyers want to move to and grow their families with a greater quality of life.

  • Guest Author

    Greener Ideal strives to help you live your life in more sustainable ways with green living tips, healthy recipes and commentary on the latest environment news. The views expressed by guest authors are their own and may not reflect those of Greener Ideal.

1 thought on “Sustainable Neighborhoods: Beautiful for the Economy and the Environment”

  1. Freelance accounting is a well-known and fascinating job. Work from any location. You can write from anywhere in the globe, whether you’re at home or on the road. This is one of the primary benefits of working remotely. Everything is available at Many things in this profession might be challenging. Assist them in repairing it and encouraging their success. To do this, simply perform the duties of an internet accountant from home with zeal.


What do you think? Leave a comment!