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Walkable Neighborhoods- Lakeview Park and Montford- Asheville, NC.

 Walkable Neighborhoods- Lakeview Park and Montford- Asheville, NC
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Walkability offers awesome benefits for people of all ages.

Baby (as in my photo) or Baby Boomer our health, a healthy environment, even money matters and  our communities can  enjoy the benefits of walkable neighborhoods.

These are just a couple of reasons I like to point out two of Asheville’s lovely and vibrant walkable neighborhoods: the Lakeview Park and the Montford neighborhood. 

 

While we are covering the subject of walkabiity I got thinking about the features and benefits of walkable neighborhoods...Walkable Neighborhoods (like Asheville’s Lakeview Park and Montford neighborhoods)   are in high demand these days.... In fact,  quest for getting around without having to hop in your car is high on the list of most desired amenities as reported in a recent survey of Baby Boomers by TopRetirements.com. 

 

According to Walk Score (click on the link)  and you can check out your own neighborhood’s walkability)  when it comes to

a)  Health: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone who lives in a sprawling neighborhood.1  Cities with good public transit and access to amenities promote happiness.2

b) Environmental issues: 82% of CO2 emissions are from burning fossil fuels.3 Your feet are zero-pollution transportation machines.

c) Money Matters: Cars are the second largest household expense in the U.S.4 One point of Walk Score is worth up to $3,000 of value for your property.5 Read the research report.

d) Our Neighborhoods and communities: Studies show that for every 10 minutes a person spends in a daily car commute, time spent in community activities falls by 10%! (exclamation mark is mine)

P.S. So who loves walkable communities  besides me...?? (as you can see by the links below)

 

 

 

asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville’s Walkable Neighborhoods:Lakeview Park 2012   The Real Estate Neighborhood Review Journal of Asheville: Lakeview Park
 
The sidewalks in Walkable Asheville's  Lakeview Park  run down to greet Beaver Lake. First created in 1920, Beaver Lake is man-made. It grew from the damming of Beaver Creek.  For me, this “private lake” shines like a diamond in the carolina blue sky, for, although it is “private”  the Lakeview Park walkable community welcomes Asheville residents and those relocating to Asheville to stroll, sit and enjoy ,canoe the lake, or jog aroung its perimeter.  And if ,any given day, during the winter, spring, summer or fall of the year,  you may see the young and …
asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville- Walkable Neighborhoods: Montford -  WALKABLE "The road to profitability may be a foot path!" (2)
 
Real Estate Journal: Asheville Walkable Neighborhoods Montford -The MONTFORD NEIGBORHOOD in Asheville, North Carolina not only is  Historic and Happening…but it is SO walkable!  Montford, a neighborhood of about 300 acres, offers a diversity of architectural styles. A good number of the homes such as you see in the photo here, were constructed between 1890 and 1920. Montford, like its residents, is a place of complex overall character.
 
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 As you walk make your way from street to street on the sidewalks, you may notice that a certain …
asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville: "The road to profitability may be a foot path..." (part 1) -  WALKABLE "The road to profitability may be a foot path!"
  
Asheville Real Estate Journal: The Power of the Walkable Neighborhood  According to BuilderOnline.com  in a review of NAR's "2011 Community Preference Survey,"  (a poll of over 2,000 American adults) seventy-seven percent 
 ( 77% ) of those polled considered having sidewalks a top priority in terms of deciding where they’d like to live. And sixty percent (60%) said they would rather live in a neighborhood that featured:  a mix of houses   stores
 businesses within an easy walk 
 
Given this Trend, "The road to profitability may be a foot path!"  So here …
asheville walkable neighborhoods: Can YOU Name 3 Green-Friendly Choices in this Photo? - As you review the  numerous Asheville area eco-friendly possibilities, you may discover that some are urban and some are rural.  Green-friendly features and benefits are not limited to location.Perhaps you will find that this is more about a choice of lifestyle. Here is a photo I took of an Asheville

 

P.S.. . . .Do you have walkable communities in your town? And are they as sought-after as they are here in Asheville, NC?

 

 

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janeAnn, more and more people are looking for walkable neighborhoods in our area, too. Whether it's a suburban town like San Carlos, or a city like San Francisco, walking destinations are in high demand. It's a good trend!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Though I do not live in one, I can sure see the benefit of being in one janeAnne.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 7 years ago

janeAnn

Nice post. Sure made take a peak at these neighborhoods. cheers cvc

Posted by Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire (Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group) over 7 years ago

janeAnne,

A walkable community brings reality to one's life and makes you feel like this is life as it was meant to be lived.  We used to live in Los Angeles and when we would return home from a biz trip to Europe, we would be sad that we could not continue walks to different places, as we did in Europe.  As LA is getting more crowded, communities are springing up and the walking continnues, it is a human imperative in my opinion, we want to wander under our own power.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Hi janeAnne,

Walkable communities are so good for the mind, body and soul. We took a long walk here tonight, past two giant ponds, over two lovely arched bridges and down some tree-lined streets...so beautiful.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 7 years ago

Lottie~

Yes...a positive trend...and one that has "wellness" and "weight management" written in between the lines there, too =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Hi Tom~

Like you, I do not live in a walkable neighborhood if we define it as one where you can walk out your door and almost directly access bakeries and corner stores and a coffee shoppe with a brightly -colored umbrella outside...as envisioned in the New Urbanism...but if I hike down the mountainside...or bike on over the road... does that count?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Curtis~

Good idea, Curtis!...you reminded me that one picture may say it all...so, in addition to hundreds of words I've written on walkable neighborhoods and sustainable communities over the years,  I just created a "board" at Pinterest...(just hit the button in the right column)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Alexandra~ !! Right On!!

Possibly you hit on a core feature...and a core benefit when , about walking, you commented that you consider it , " ...a human imperative..."

I, and tons and tons of Baby Boomers totally agree with your assessment..

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Hi Jo~

I love the idea that you emphasized in your comment...that there is a body-mind-spirit connection that reaches al these levels and is so easy to touch in with when walking while also being present to ail the beauty around us...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

I lived in Manhattan years ago and loved walking there. There was always something to see so I can see the value.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Toni~

 

GOOD POINT! Especially for Baby Boomers, it is so important to keep engaged...and what an easy way to do that...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 7 years ago

Very nicely done!   I am a new subscriber....YOU ROCK!

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 7 years ago

Millions of baby boomers have homes with equity and will be considering a move to a new home that meets their changing needs. This segment should be part of almost every agent's marketing strategy.

 

Posted by Dave Halpern, Louisville Short Sale Expert (Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827) about 2 years ago

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