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6 Eco-Friendly Urban and Mountain Communities in the Asheville Area

Asheville, North Carolina, Eco Community Review- Summer. 2010  

Levels of attraction, commitment, and motivation when it comes to sustainable innovation are as unique as each of us is. Poll homebuyers and investors and you are sure to find certain green attributes have more appeal than others. There are about as many shades of green in eco-friendly design, development and building as you see in the early light on an Appalachian mountainside.

For example in the area of green-built homes,  indoor air quality (IAQ) may be one person's primary focus, while whole house ventilation or NO-VOC paint may be another's concern. And many people looking to leave a land legacy will devote their attention to eco-savvy development that takes into account site planning, solar orientation and energy use.

And those seeking innovative solutions to energy and cost savings seem to have in common the notion that their grandkids deserve to live in a healthy, non-toxic environment. .

5 Favored  Eco-Friendly Urban* and  Mountain Communities in the Asheville Area


1. Balsam Mountain Preserve - Known for the Audubon Certified Sanctuary Golf Course-
balsam mountain preserve: 7 Ways to Recognize and Appreciate an Eco Village - Asheville Style -
balsam mountain preserve: Asheville Golf Course Home Owners and 10 Strategies for Water Conservation
balsam mountain preserve: Asheville's Golf Communities Blend Challenge, Satisfaction, and Green Homes


2. Creston ~A Conservation Conscious Community- Financially secure, this mountain community speaks to nature-lover who seeks a debt-free community.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1571660/second-vacation-homes-black-mountain-s-creston-an-eco-friendly-community
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1605693/take-a-hike-creston-preserve-a-protected-land-near-asheville-nc-series-


3. Drovers Road Preserve- Just across the way from a great Asheville area CSA!http://activerain.com/blogsview/613234/asheville-s-eco-communities-series-drovers-road-preserve

4. Hickory Nut Forest Eco Community
http://janeanne.activerain.com/post/946074/asheville-nc-relocation-tour-eco-communities
http://activerain.com/blogsview/1265848/hickory-nut-forest-an-outstanding-eco-friendly-community-


5. The Villages at Crest Mountain
- The Eco Villages are debt-free. (within 5 minutes of downtown Asheville-Urban)
the villages at crest mountain asheville: 7 Ways to Recognize and Appreciate an Eco Village - Asheville Style
the villages at crest mountain asheville: Green Neighborhoods- Affordable Homes-The Eco Villages at Crest Mountain- Asheville, NC
the villages at crest mountain asheville: Asheville's Villages at Crest Mountain Dance with the Land - Permaculture and Neighborly Caring

6. Three Creeks at Lake Lure -
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•·        I have written quite a bit about each of these communities, as you may see by the links for detailed information above. I  am defining "urban" as within a 5 minute drive of downtown Asheville

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