George Mitchell wanted a community that was environmentally sensitive, No. 1, and he wanted one where you could live and work in the same community. Within each village, the idea was to have a range of dwelling types and price ranges-not only single family homes, but also condos and townhomes or apartments. In every village there are neighborhoods and condos and apartments or townhomes, a mixture of different economic demographic levels. Rooftops came first, then retail followed. Mitchell's goal was to have one and a half jobs per household. The idea of having a live-work community is what really separates The Woodlands from other planned communities.