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A Vital Community

At Freehold, we believe that great places begin with great people. More than a collection of homes, offices, parks or stores, our Vital Communities® offer a true sense of place. They respond to the needs and desires of the people they serve. They are communities whose energy and authenticity is designed specifically for those who live there. And they are places where every component – from housing to the natural environment, from work to recreation and retail – is in sync, responsive to all who share them.

How do we ensure that we build such exceptional and enduring places? These five interrelated principles guide our holistic approach, creating timeless designs for real people.


A productive economy and a healthy society depend upon connections. We provide a technological foundation that supports life and work. This may include co-working centers and the latest transportation and retail services. But we don’t forget the human element. All our communities are staffed with professional concierges with a personal touch. Together these conveniences bring success. They uplift the quality of life and link diverse people within their community.


The essence of vitality is a sound body, mind, and spirit. We build the conditions for well-being. This means abundant recreation for all, and an emphasis on healthful social gathering: parks, walking trails, swim facilities, playgrounds, community gardens, and indoor and outdoor fitness. These are an utmost priority in our urban communities that maximize sports and entertainment venues, restaurants, community gyms, and shopping – all of the highest quality. And open space – healthy and welcoming – is at the heart of all our communities.


Land is not a resource to be used. It is a gift to be preserved. Responsible building ensures we return more than we take – before, during and after places are built. In many cases we restore natural environments and set-aside open space for protection. Even our recreational offerings – which include community gardens and trail systems – are in harmony with nature. And in every case, we are efficient with energy and water.


We thrive through forward thinking. This is why we partner with the leading minds of design in architecture, interiors, planning and landscape. The objective is not to be cutting-edge for its own sake, but to bring human comfort and livability. Neighborhoods are crafted for vitality, health and social cohesion. Buildings are efficient and attractive. And entire masterplans integrate design into a productive whole. The ultimate goal is to create environments that are beautiful and timeless.