If you’ve ever been on a ranch before, then you already know about the sprawling hillsides, the serene scenery, and the peace that can be found there. These are some of the biggest draws to living in a ranch community. Between the space and the amenities, there’s plenty of room to live life comfortably however you envision it. Here are some other reasons people choose ranch communities.

Reasons Why Ranch Communities Are Popular

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Rare Amenities

Everyone wants to feel special at home. Those who live in ranch communities are very likely to have some pretty rare home community amenities practically in their backyard. These homeowners don’t have to go very far at all for a round of golf, scenic horse trails, private beaches, and more. And these communities are not limited to those who are retired. They’re wonderful places to raise a growing family as well. There you’ll find top-notch schools, childcare, and other family-rated activities. Knowing that you’re free to live the lifestyle of your dreams is a huge draw for many residents.


Suburban areas are quickly becoming more and more crowded, so many people are drawn to ranch communities. Country living already comes with a measure of privacy, but ranch communities will often add an extra level to the privacy because the lots are quite large. Oftentimes they’re an acre or more. And sometimes they are gated communities where entry and exits are monitored. Privacy makes people feel safer and more comfortable. And in ranch communities, it also means room to take in nature’s beauty. 

Food and Wine

Although shops and restaurants aren’t typically in ranch communities, they’re not too far away either. Nearby these communities are some great places to eat and play. Whether you’re a foodie or a novice sommelier, you won’t have to go too far for a sip or slice of something divine crafted for your tastebuds. And when dining out isn’t the move to make, there are quality grocery stores in the area where you can choose your ingredients yourself and create something amazing while stocking both your fridge and your pantry. With so many food deserts popping up all over the country, it’s nice to know that when living in these communities, residents do not have to go far for healthy food.

Community and Lifestyle

Homeowners in ranch communities are hard workers and enjoy being in a tight-knit community. With all of the great amenities, residents are very familiar with one another and build bonds that make the community an extension of the family. 

Outdoor Spaces

A good number of the community residents have a soft spot for horses at the very least. And a large portion of the homeowners have horses. The sprawling hillsides and amazing natural beauty therein are a wonderful draw for those who truly value having and making use of outdoor spaces. With pools, country clubs, meandering trails, lakes, and beaches, there is a lot to do outside the home to take in the fresh air, relaxation, and outdoor activities. Some people buy houses for the kitchen, while other people buy houses for the land.

Whether it’s open space for a beautiful garden or horse ownership that has you looking at ranch communities, there are a lot of benefits and reasons to act on your desires. Ranch communities are often more like country living but with a little more organization. Here residents follow their passions and live their dreams.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.