Get Filled In On Infill!

Posted on: 2017-05-01

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Real estate ads, home design trends, maybe even in your very neighborhood– if you don’t know what an infill house is, you have probably already seen one! A popular choice among new homebuyers and a very influential concept in urban planning, infill housing is quickly becoming a household term. If you are curious about the concept, read on for Parabola’s introduction to infill housing.

WHAT IS AN INFILL?

As a city develops, its older properties become redeveloped in a natural cycle– modern infill design harnesses this and makes the most of it. It goes like this: existing lots are subdivided and where one property stood, multiple new properties are built in its place. Whether connected or freestanding, infill houses are usually designed tall, thin and long to maximize their footprint.

WHAT ADVANTAGES ARE OFFERED BY INFILL HOUSING?

Infill projects are typically built in dense, mature neighborhoods that are surrounded by new and existing services. Due to its proximity to central areas, infill housing may promote shorter commutes or even encourage walking, cycling or using public transit. Older neighborhoods also boast large trees and lush landscaping that new developments won’t have until they are more established.

WHO IS THE BEST FIT FOR AN INFILL PROPERTY?

The benefits of infill development are wide-ranging, helping more than just property developers. Increased density and affordable secondary suites are just two examples of how infill can indirectly help a maturing community. The following are some of the demographics that buy and benefit from infill housing projects:

  • Young families
  • Senior citizens
  • Urban professionals
  • Students
  • And many more!

The above guide is only a summary of infill housing and the many reasons you should consider it for your next home. If you have any questions or curiosities about infill projects, contact the professionals at Parabola Developments for a comprehensive rundown of what we offer.

 

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