TND Tide

By Cati O'Keefe.


Issaquah Highlands, Issaquah ( Corporate America buys into TND. New home of Microsoft headquarters.


Orenco Station, Portland ( One of a growing number of transit-oriented communities.


Kentlands, Gaithersburg ( Well-executed main street with live/work units.

Lakelands, Gaithersburg ( ) Production builder TND that sold 200-plus units a year during the first three years it was open.

Rhode Island

Wickford Point, Wickford ( A 103-home, cluster-style development that mixes home styles from Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Long Island.


Cherry Hill Village, Canton ( One of Michigan's first TNDs, this 1,200-unit development was able to push density to keep prices affordable.

North Carolina

Vermillion, Huntsville ( Very urban community with live/work examples.


Doe Mill Neighborhood, Chico (; Chic, affordable cottages that bring back the cat-slide roof.

South Carolina

I'On, Mount Pleasant ( Southern icon with beautifully executed Charleston vernacular.


Civano, Tucson ( Energy-efficient homes built of alternative building materials in a sustainable desert environment.


Stapleton, Denver ( Mega TND at beginning of 15-year build-out; often referred to as the Celebration of the West.

Prospect, Longmont ( One of the only modernist TNDs in the nation.


Rosemary Beach, Walton County ( Resort-style TND.

Haile Village Center, Alachua County ( Rosemary Beach quality at a fraction of the cost.

Amelia Park, Fernandia Beach, Amelia Island ( Tightly designed community with broad spectrum of product.

Celebration, Osceola County

( Most publicized--pro and con--TND, which put the movement on the map. Strict interpretation of TND tenets.

Seaside, Walton County



Asbury Park, Louisville 115-unit TND that used special zoning to allow for small lots. Watch for big brother, Norton Commons, a 2,880-unit development, which broke ground this month.


Harbor Town, Memphis ( Southern charmer with well-executed master plan.