Find a Safe Community in 5 Simple Steps

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When deciding to become a new homeowner, it’s essential to look for a safe community you can trust. A home should be able to provide safety and little to no concerns. Choosing the right community can have a major impact on what your home will resemble. Although there are many factors to consider when choosing a community, these are some of the most common pain points new homeowners ask about and factor in when buying a new home.

Safe Community

If a safe community can provide a secure environment, then you’ll be less worried about the safety of your children, and loved ones. Many communities have speed regulations with low miles per hour, however, much like the pirate code, these are treated more as guidelines than rules and laws to be obeyed. Search for a safe community that has firm regulations when it comes to top speeds in a neighborhood. Sadly, studies have shown that most drivers tend to disregard speed limits, causing a 10% increase in an accident. In the first half of 2021, 11,000 people died in the first six months of the year due to speeding in neighborhoods with unregulated top speeds. The right community for you won’t put your friends, family, and loved ones at risk.  

Commuting Benefits

Will your community be convenient commute-wise? When searching for the perfect community, commuting is a huge factor to implement. At times, commuting may take a toll on you after a long day at work. Make your life a bit easier and take the time to search for a convenient but safe community. Although you may not be close to everything you want, you’ll want to be close to everything you need. For example, grocery stores, your job, restaurants, parks, and more. These benefits will go a long way if you factor them early into consideration.   

Great Schools

Great communities also have great schools. Schools bring not only students together but parents as well. It is a fantastic way to connect with new friends and become familiar with the school community. Becoming a part of the school community will allow you and your family to become recognized by staff members and neighbors. An amazing way to stay connected! Volunteering and becoming part of the school’s culture will make you feel at home in no time. Always look for schools around your community when looking to become a homeowner. Learn about what to expect when changing schools: Changing Schools And Moving To A New Area.  

Restaurants & Parks

Restaurants are your getaway whenever making dinner seems too gloomy. Discovering your favorite or soon-to-be favorite restaurants around your community can be relaxing! Becoming a part of a new community is exploring the different cuisine, and experiences your community offers.  Whenever eating out, don’t forget to walk it off! Enjoy a park near your community after going out. Many tend to underestimate the amount of time they spend at home, and forget their community has a park! Walk, play sports, hike, run with your dog, and more. Always make sure there is a park nearby your community so you may escape the house now and then. You’d be surprised how attached you’ll become to the many benefits a community can bring. That’s why choosing the right one is important.   


Your new community should make you feel at home. Literally. Look around your community and let your imagination guide you through how your daily life would be. Picture yourself being a part of your new community and imagine how your daily tasks, and lifestyle would be. Talk to some of your potential neighbors and learn more about why they chose that community. Perhaps it could add to your lifestyle, or even change it completely. Become aware of the culture starting with your own imagination! Searching for a safe community should be easy, and simple. Give our community managers a call today for any questions and find the right community for you and your loved ones.         

Find the Right Community Inside Hamlet Homes

$50,000 Donation to Iona City Hall

Hamlet Homes Gives the Iona City Hall a $50,000 Grant for Renovations

Hamlet Homes’ $50,000 Donation to Iona City Hall

With the planned expansion of Hamlet Homes into Idaho, management teams spent a lot of time coordinating with the local planning commissions. During these visits they saw a big need. Iona’s City Hall hadn’t been improved in decades. The front steps were crumbling. The entryway looked worn and tired. Years of city budget cuts had taken their toll. 

Fortunately, Hamlet knows a think or two about creating a showcase facility.

But you know how it goes… one good idea turns into another… and another… and another. 

The project quickly bloomed into a fun give-back activity for many members of the Hamlet team—most of whom travelled up from Utah to participate. 

Iona is a small agricultural town in Eastern Idaho 45 miles northeast of Pocatello. Originally homestead in 1883, the city of Iona is known as a “Small town with a big heart.” This new chapter in Iona’s history begins with a makeover. 

Early in the morning of May 5th a large tourbus arrived with more than 25 Hamlet Homes employees excited to share their gifts and talents. The day before the front stairs were knocked down and removed. Now with the arrival of the eager crew, the pouring of the new stairs began. 

But they didn’t stop there. Inside the walls were given a fresh coat of paint, tile was replaced, and handrails updated. The remodel immediately began brightening up the entryway. 

“No one has ever volunteered to help with infrastructure.” Said Iona Mayor, Dan Gubler. “We are grateful.”

The funny thing is, Hamlet Homes hasn’t yet broken ground on their first home in Idaho. Tami Ostmark, VP of Marketing & Owner said, “Hamlet believes that we are bigger than the homes we build. We don’t just want to build in a community, we want to build up a community. When we learned there was a need at City Hall, we wanted to help. There’s no better place to start than Iona City Hall.”

Jon Southern, COO & Owner of Hamlet added, “We are very excited about developing new beautiful homes in Iona. In 10 years, it would be great if we all recall ‘that day in May’ when Hamlet came to town to remodel City Hall and how we are still a major part of the community. We are excited to grow with the people of Iona and the many communities in Idaho.”

Iona is just one of many Idaho cities that will be getting new Hamlet Homes. 

Since the company’s founding in 1995, Hamlet has built more than 4,000 single-family homes in 65 communities. They’ve been recognized with many local and national awards for their Sustainable Business & Design as well as for being Quality Builders.

The Salt Lake Chamber honored them as the Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year. In 2021 they received Best of State in Real Estate Development for the seventh time and in 2019 they were listed as Best of the West in both Real Estate Services and Architecture. 

But that’s not all, Professional Builder Magazine listed them again on the Housing Giants list, and most recently was named by Utah Business as a Best Place To Work. 

Obviously, Hamlet doesn’t care as much about the awards as they care about the impact in the community.  

The renovation is valued at $50,000. 


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