Let me tell you: The historic area of this town is about as close as you can get to living history and still remain in your own time. Colonial Williamsburg it is not, but it does retain it's original buildings, landscaping, and character (and one or two residents), albeit 70 years later.
"Planned communities," in the New Deal, meant both words, not the fortress-like "gated communities" of today.
Note: All historic images from Library of Congress, American Memory, site. All others taken by Clio Bluestocking.