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Why Do New Homes Have Cluster Mailboxes?

December 13, 2023

One thing you might notice upon moving to a new neighborhood is that your community
utilizes cluster mailboxes instead of having an individual mailbox outside each home. In
recent years, these centralized mail delivery systems have become more and more common
in newly built residential developments. Let’s discuss why this shift has occurred and the
benefits that can be gained from cluster mailboxes by both member of the community and
their mail carriers.





1. Streamlined Mail Delivery

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Cluster mailboxes make delivery simple for USPS mail carriers. Fewer resources and less time are needed when delivering to a centralized location, making it much more efficient. Since all the mailboxes are located in one place, deliveries can be made promptly and accurately. Cluster mailboxes can also accommodate packages in parcel lockers, which removes the need for separate package delivery services and makes missed deliveries far less likely.

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2. Cost Savings

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Cluster mailboxes are a real money saver for both members of the community and builders. Individual mailboxes are substantially more expensive to install and maintain than cluster mailboxes. With fewer mailboxes, infrastructure and material costs are also reduced for the housing development. Then when it comes time for people to buy houses in the development, those homes are more affordable.

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3. Enhanced Security

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The high level of security that cluster mailboxes provide is one of the chief reasons that they have become such a popular option for new developments. It is fairly simple for a person to gain access to an individual mailbox and potentially steal your mail. A cluster mailbox’s tamper-resistant construction, and sturdy locks help to reduce the risk of mail theft. The Salsbury Cluster Mailbox 3300 Series is made of heavy-duty aluminum and stainless steel hardware, making it a great choice for durability.


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4. Architectural Appeal

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Aesthetics is another advantage of cluster mailboxes. Individual mailboxes often have so many different designs and placements that they compromise the visual appearance of a neighborhood. Cluster mailboxes, on the other hand, are aesthetically pleasing and will fit in well with the architectural style of your community. This level of consistency enhances a neighborhood’s curb appeal and makes it more attractive overall. Our Regency Decorative Cluster Mailboxes are sure to add a real touch of elegance to your neighborhood.

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5. Building Your Community

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In addition to resulting in simpler delivery, cutting costs, increasing security, and being more attractive, cluster mailboxes will also help the members of your new development to foster a sense of community. A cluster mailbox’s centralized location gives residents the chance to interact and get to know their neighbors. This can be a place where announcements, community bulletins, and important notices are posted. Instead of a development where people barely speak to one another, cluster mailboxes help to create a close-knit neighborhood.

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There are many advantages of cluster mailboxes for both homeowners and mail carriers. They provide streamlined delivery, cost savings, better security, increased curb appeal, and an opportunity for the members of your community to get to know one another. These are just some of the benefits of this centralized mail delivery system. As new communities continue to grow, it is clear that cluster mailboxes are here to stay and will continue to ensure secure and reliable delivery. Click here to select the perfect cluster mailbox for your community today.