What are Lifelong Communities?
Lifelong Communities (LLC) are cities and neighborhoods that provide an array of housing types that appeal to individuals both young and old; offer opportunities for healthy living including parks and outdoor spaces; have ways to get around, including ways to meet the needs of individuals who do not drive; have safe sidewalks and convenient access to shopping; and offer recreational opportunities and basic services. Lifelong Communities are places where individuals can live throughout their lifetimes; they provide a full range of options to residents, ensuring a high quality of life for all.
What is the Tucker Lifelong Community?
The Tucker Lifelong Community (TLC) Project is a program implemented by the Tucker Civic Association in conjunction with the Atlanta Regional Commission to create Tucker as such a lifelong community. The goal of the project is to help Tucker be a community to move to and stay in for life. By partnering with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Tucker will be eligible for many grants and funding opportunities to meet the goal of the project. Learn more about the ARC Lifelong Community Program here.
TLC Survey Results
The TLC began by surveying residents and business owners in Tucker to determine those Lifelong Community elements that are most important. The survey results indicated that 75% of all respondents felt that Mobility and Accessibility are important community attributes; 73.6% of all respondents felt that opportunities for social interaction are important community characteristics; 65.1% of all respondents identified opportunities for healthy living as important community attributes; and 79% of all respondents identified access to services as important community attributes. See the Tucker Lifelong Community case study.
TLC Focus Groups
The TLC has developed four focus groups of community members to join in the targeted areas of the effort to make Tucker a community for life.