By Coastal Living
March 06, 2006
Courtesy of Devaun Park

Currently under development in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Forbes Park is billed as an environmentally friendly loftcomplex. It's in a cluster of buildings that housed an ink- andpaper-production facility and then an industrial park, in a smallcity at the mouth of the Mystic River, just north of Boston. Plansfor the roughly 300 open-floor-plan units call for natural,recyclable materials and passive solar heating. The developers hopeto provide water-taxi service to downtown Boston and a fleet ofsuper-efficient DaimlerChrysler "smart cars" available forresidents' use;

Devaun Park, in Calabash, North Carolina, reflects the NewUrbanism philosophy, applied to a waterfront site on the CalabashRiver in the southern part of the state. Currently there are onlysingle-family homes at Devaun Park, but condominiums, duplexes,detached and attached single-family town houses, and multifamilyresidences are slated for construction. Owners seek to re-createthe small-town feel of past eras with six neighborhoods groupedaround a town center. Eight miles of sidewalks link shops, offices,schools, churches, restaurants, and parks; 910/575-6500 or

When complete, Deep Harbour, in Cambridge Creek, Maryland, will include 288condominiums and 92 town houses. The development lies on an 18-acreChesapeake Bay waterfront site in downtown Cambridge, on Maryland'sEastern Shore. The private-entrance community includes 52 new boatslips, a swimming center, a hotel, and a restaurant. An easy walkleads to revitalized downtown Cambridge; 301/621-8151 or Homestead, in Glen Arbor, Michigan, adjoins SleepingBear Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. With more than amile of lake frontage, the com- plex includes 600 waterfront orwater-view condo units. There are four pools, five tennis courts,golf facilities, and several restaurants. Downhill andcross-country ski trails run nearby. The heart of Michigan'swine-growing country lies just minutes away; 231/334-5000 or