Diana Walsinger (in white) regularly invites fellow residents to her home for brunch in the Spring Valley Cottages in Port Townsend, Wash.
Cottages here feature open floor plans, wood floors, and plenty of light.
Though no one tracks how many pocket communities exist in the country, most are located in the northwest. Ross Chapin, the architect who pioneered pocket neighborhoods and designed all of the communities in this slideshow, receives weekly inquiries from developers, builders, and potential residents interested in the concept.
— Photo by Misha Gravenor