Our family is off to Watercolor, Florida! We have vacationed there many times before and can’t wait to hit the beach and relax on our porch. I love Watercolor for all its amenities, but I especially appreciate it New Urbanism architecture. First introduced by the founding of communities such as Seaside and Celebration, New Urbanism focuses on the goal of a small-town historic feel. It desires its residents to be in community and promotes walking, talking and a sense of connectedness far from the than the usual introduction of strip mall sections of suburban sprawl. Each house in Watercolor features a Southern vernacular often with bungalows and small versions of antebellum mansions – most with a porch or two. Here are some great examples:
Since then, many other new urbanism development have appears on Hwy 30-A, most recently Alys Beach located between Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Not only it is a #1 vacation idea for families, but has a architecture lessons in itself.