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Added 3 April, 2014

Organic suburbs are the latest trend in community living

Suburban tract homes are hallmarks of 1950s America when the dream for many families was to own a house on the outskirts of a city, drive to the shopping mall, shop at a supermarket and sit down to family meals in front of a flickering TV set. These days, the trend is towards living lives that are less plastic and more in touch with nature. We see this most clearly in the foods people are eating that are more organic, local, small-batch and natural. Now this back-to-nature lifestyle is expanding into all parts of our lives including the electric cars we drive, the upcycled clothes we wear and the eco-travel vacations we take. What's the next step? People are deciding to live in neighborhoods that are consciously built on this organic ethos. Agritopia, a suburb just outside of Phoenix, Arizona is one of the best examples of a place where residents are committed to a lifestyle that includes backyard chickens and a shared working farm raising heirloom vegetables and organic sheep. Developers are looking towards Agritopia as a new model for suburban living that is gaining popularity in the USA and elsewhere. Watch this space.

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