Books on Communities

A few of books geared towards living in gated communities .

Behind the Gates: Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America - During the last two decades, hundreds of thousands of upper and middle class families have made a retreat to gated communities. In 2002, it was estimated that one American in every eight has moved to these exclusive neighborhoods. What has set off this alarming trend? Setha Low's revealing report, Behind the Gates, is an account of what life's all about within these suburban fortresses.
Behind the Gates: Life, Security, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Fortress America
A must read for anyone in a Homeowner Association, 'Homeowner Associations: What You Should Know Before Buying in an HOA and How to Become an Effective HOA Member' - Author C.J. Klug, involved in homeowner associations over twenty-five years. Klug delves into a wide array of HOA-related subjects, which includes: Why HOAs exist and different types of HOAs; Factors to think about deciding to buy a home with a HOA; What the HOA associations do; the manner in which they perform; answers to common questions; operation guidelines for HOAs. Don't be one of those buyers who do not realize that buying a home in a homeowner association commits you to a contractual bond. Whether you're an investor or a person who is moving into a new home, it's essential that you understand your Homeowner's Association
Homeowner Associations: What You Should Know Before Buying in an HOA
Better Together
Fortress America
Gated Communities
 
Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities - Condon has done an excellent job pulling together a broad range of in-depth ideas for sustainable cities. The work is well-documented. It's highly readable. The text is supplemented by interesting photos and graphics. Every public library should have a copy in the stacks!
Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

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