Postwar Planned Community

Featuring curvilinear streets in the form of circles, cul-de-sacs, and crescents, these suburbs were often built in stages over a span of several years and included golf courses, town centers with shopping, parking areas designed with trees, playgrounds, state-of-the-art utilities, and tree-lined streets. Endorsed by the Urban Land Institute, the design for these subdivisions followed the guidelines found in the Institute’s Community Builder’s Handbook, encouraged the use of professional architects and landscape architects, and included many of the features, including protective covenants, offered by the earlier “Country Club” suburbs.