The Importance of Living in a Community

Being part of a community, whether it’s through your neighbourhood, volunteer program, sports team, recreational activities, or something else, is a crucial part of feeling connected, safe, and happy. No matter who you are, having that sense of connection with others enriches our lives and makes us feel like we’re a part of something bigger than ourselves. It also helps us learn more about the world around us while encouraging us to take part of our community. To learn more about the importance of living in a community, read on.

More Social Interaction

Communities create shared spaces where people can easily interact. Being able to connect and mingle with your neighbours in a casual and simplified way makes it easier to foster a tight-knit community for residents. Staying socially connected helps us achieve a greater sense of belonging which is not only good for our mental health but can also help us feel more safe and secure. 

Enhanced Safety

Speaking of security, when you live in a smaller community setting, you also have more of an opportunity to meet and get to know your neighbours. Knowing the people who live around you can help to reduce crime and keep your house protected since you can be more aware of any suspicious activity and have neighbours keep an eye on your property when you’re away. Your kids can also play safe since you’ll have familiar eyes watching out for them throughout your community.

Efficient Land Use

New community development today is focused on creating less urban sprawl and more efficient land use than in the past. All of our community developments are designed to use the land as efficiently as possible to conserve valuable land resources and create amenity-rich neighbourhoods. 

Healthier Environments

Communities that are designed with more natural areas, high-quality transportation options, and affordable housing opportunities, create more sustainable communities. These “smart growth” communities result in cleaner air, lower taxes, more green space, increased accessibility, and a lower environmental footprint. They’re also more walkable than other suburban communities, creating a healthier environment for all. 

Easy Access to Everything You Need

Valecraft communities are strategically developed close to or include what residents need within walking distance – parks, outdoor green space, schools, retail and entertainment areas – making it easy to access what you need when you need it. Our communities are also conveniently located close to a number of wellness amenities including swimming pools, spas, gyms and walking trails so you can stay healthy and happy. 

Range of Activities and Amenities

Many of our communities offer a wide range of amenities for residents to enjoy. This can include dog parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, trails, and other services that let residents stay active and involved. 


When you live in a Valecraft community, you have the chance to improve and grow your personal network, make new friends, meet like-minded people, and expand your business opportunities. Community life also provides you with many opportunities to connect with others to collaborate and learn from them. By getting to know your neighbours you can obtain a vast array of new ideas and skills that you would never encounter alone. 

Help When You Need It

Some of our communities have become like one big family where everyone enjoys helping each other out. If your car won’t start or you need a babysitter, or when you need someone to watch over your home while you’re away, there’s a trusty neighbour just steps away who can help. 

Economic Opportunities

If you’re tired of spending hours commuting to and from work, you can enjoy a live-work-play environment at one of our communities instead. Built-up neighbourhoods like ours have ample employment opportunities. If you’re a small business owner, moving to a community can also be good for business since people who live within established neighbourhoods tend to shop nearby. Set up a store in your neighbourhood and you’ll have locals supporting you as much as they can. 

Are you ready to experience Valecraft community living? We have a number of wholesome, close-knit, thriving communities to choose from. These smart growth communities feature spacious homes, designer condos, trendy townhomes, along with a plethora of amenities and green spaces. These family-centric communities offer premium living close to the Ottawa core but without the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy serene landscapes, pristine trails, and an abundance of restaurants, retail options, schools and public services minutes from your doorstep. Contact us today to tour our latest community homes!

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