Weaving beauty and human comfort to form a unique sense of place, these communities put people, not automobiles, first in priority. Homes, common areas, workplaces, shops, schools, and recreational areas vital to the daily lives of residents are all placed within walking distance of each other to minimize stress and maximize community. Streets are shaded by rows of trees and designed to slow traffic. Parking lots are relegated to the rear of buildings, usually accessed by alleys. All to maintain an attractive and pedestrian-friendly atmosphere.