The way we shape our built environment profoundly impacts the way we live and interact with one another. Carlton Landing is mindfully designed to bring people together rather than divide, to encourage a healthy rather than sedentary lifestyle, and to set a new standard for economic growth and ecological stewardship.
A New Model for Community
“There is no doubt whatever about the influence of architecture and structure upon human character and action. We make our buildings and afterwards they make us. They regulate the course of our lives.”
Winston Churchill, addressing the English Architectural Association, 1924
A Compelling Vision of a Complete Community
The vision for Carlton Landing – to create a new town from scratch – is no small undertaking. The master plan for Carlton Landing includes a series of neighborhoods with more than 3,000 homes, a town center complete with shops and restaurants, a K-12 academy where students can safely walk to school, a destination wedding chapel, and an assortment of gardens, parks, pools, farms, and amenities to serve guests and residents.
Carlton Landing is about life with more purpose, more enjoyment and more moments worthy of holding close to our heart. It’s about living intentionally, discovering a new sense of community, and experiencing joy in all we do.
Where Community is Genuine
Carlton Landing’s founders, Jen and Grant Humphreys, wanted to set a new standard for sustainable development by birthing a town that is financially viable, ecologically sensitive, and socially constructive. In 2008, they hired Andrés Duany of Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ.com), the world-renowned town planners responsible for places like Seaside and Rosemary Beach, Florida. Their request to Andrés was simple: create a place that would enchant people, foster a strong sense of community, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Carlton Landing’s walkable master plan, designed according to the tenets of New Urbanism, was his enlightened response.
Sometimes it’s easy to think about the here-and-now without wondering about the impact on the future. Ecological stewardship and sustainability are central to our building process, and every decision keeps both the present and future in mind. From using green building practices in the creation of energy efficient homes to protecting miles of natural shoreline, from featuring the best collection of “Light Imprint New Urbanism” storm water management systems to creating the ultimate in walkable sustainable infrastructure, Carlton Landing is setting a new standard for sustainable community building that reduces our carbon footprints and keep the natural world healthy and beautiful.