I got my husband a Weber kettle for his birthday last month; he was especially excited to use the new pizza stone accessory. We bought ready-to-roll dough, canned sauce, pepperoni, bacon, peppers, olives, onions, sausage, ground beef and a pizza cutter. Considering the fact that there were only two of us, we probably overdid the grocery run. While unpacking the car, we called over to our next door neighbors asking them to help us eat. Our neighbor is a great cook and graciously offered to make homemade sauce. After Googling how to roll out pizza dough, we realized we needed flour, so we walked the neighborhood in search of a necessary ingredient. Of course, we also invited that neighbor to help us eat. A few more neighbors who spotted us walking with a tin of flour offered to join the fun and our quiet pizza night turned into a full-blown pizza party.
We live in a pocket neighborhood. The idea is to design the site plan in a manner that will promote tight-knit communities where neighbors look out for one another and where it’s not a big deal to ask someone to walk your dog or lend a cup of flour. Chances are, you will be hearing more about pocket neighborhoods. An increasingly popular housing option, these neighborhoods provide high-end design in a more compact space with lots of options. We share a common pergola area, green space and a community garden. Central mailboxes give neighbors even more opportunities to interact.
I love it! Maybe you would too.