In 1998, Jim learned about a new neighborhood called Newpoint, in Beaufort, South Carolina. Upon visiting, he became a convert. He could see it really was possible to build neighborhoods today that have all the charm and coziness of the best neighborhoods of a hundred years ago. You don’t have to build bleak sprawl with names like “Stonebridge” where no one knows anyone, where non-drivers are helpless, and where there never really was a stone bridge.
Jim graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a major in Political Science. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. He’s a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California. License Number 00939731.
To learn more about walkable neighborhoods, he recommends two books in particular: Suburban Nation by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zybeck and Jeff Speck; and A Pattern Language: Towns Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander.