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Can You Prosper in a Conservation Neighborhood?

apple orchard in conservation neighborhood near Asheville

 "To live sustainably in this beautiful, peaceful, healthy, sacred place in the magnificent North Carolina mountains is to prosper" . 

By "prosper" , according to the Free Dictionary I mean:  

1. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive: The crops flourished in the rich soil...

2. To do or fare well...

3. To be in a period of highest productivity, excellence, or influence...

And here in the mountains not far from our beloved Asheville, NC, you'll find a conservation neighborhood connected in a special way with the natural world where you can do just that.

It is a sustainable community where neighbors can prosper in a community designed to respect the environment  by  protecting the land, using renewable energies for heat and light, building green homes, and supporting healthy lifestyles... . To "prosper" here means to be

  • Aligned with conservation development principles
  • Part of the "forever-wild" conservation easement that adjoins the neighborhood
  • An easy hike away from the rescued Old Apple Orchard (see photo by JT above)
  • Convenient to amenities -on site tennis court and trails, access to top level healthcare, education kid and their parents appreciate, the cultural spices of life, and entertainment
  • Within a short hike of 880 Acres of Nature Preserves with awesome distant mountain vistas including Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock.

Soon our Brokerage will have the honor of introducing parcels in this conservation neighborhood where even the homes will "thrive" on renewable energy-  and where the renewable energy vision in the built environment includes:

  1. zero energy homes  in a net zero energy communities
  2. solar energy  ... heating and solar electric
  3. wind energy
  4. micro-hydro  power
  5. geothermal heating and cooling   

Stay tuned...this is Part 4 of a story to be told over the next few months . . .You can catch up on the earlier posts here : Part 1    Part 2  Part 3  and let me know what you think.

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Comments

Wow - Very cool.  There is a similar place going in up in Idaho, near the Tetons.  Thanks for sharing this - it would be nice to see more sustainable communities go in.
Posted by Jonelle Simons (Windermere Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Jonelle~ 

Good to hear news about other eco-communities. Hope you get a chance to visit and tell us more about what's happening in that regard in your area! Thanks for the comment...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago
janeAnne: Thanks for a great series. Last week, I gave your name and telephone number to a writer who is looking to do a story on green brokers.
Posted by Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes (San Diego Previews Real Estate) about 10 years ago
janeAnne: Thanks for a great series. Last week, I gave your name and telephone number to a writer who is looking to do a story on green brokers.
Posted by Roberta Murphy, Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes (San Diego Previews Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Roberta~ 

Thanks for the comment on this series. I am very excited about this Asheville area conservation neighborhood and hope that those who can appreciate what it IS and what it CAN BE will find the posts and their connection to this land.

THANKS so much as well for referring a writer to me.  
I'm sending you a smile and a big HUG ((((( ))))

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne - I know where Chimney Rock is, and this community sounds like a perfect project for you and your agency to market.  I can't imagine anyone else more perfectly suited to market the benfits of all that community will have to offer.

You write about this is such a way that it's artistry....

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 10 years ago

You changed your picture - very nice and love the background in it, too!!

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) about 10 years ago
I think Asheville is a very unique place.  I am not aware of communities like that in New Hampshire.  I will have to go back and read some of the other posts.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 10 years ago
I have always loved the mountains, and have climbed in them for over 40 years. Hickory Nut Gorge is little known gem tucked away in the North Carolina mountains. This is such a great place for people to live, and to work at protecting the land to keep it wild!
Posted by John Myers (MountainlandsUSA) about 10 years ago

My community has a number of earthships scattered about its boundaries.

A conservation neighborhood is not something I have heard of before I learned of it on your blog.  I am intrigued.  

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) about 10 years ago
Great tutorial - and great picture!
Posted by Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) about 10 years ago
janeAnne, I was out in Hickory Nut Gorge over the weekend, hiking one of the trails, when I ran into some fellow hikers who appeared to be very excited.  They showed me a couple of very heavy rocks they had found on the trail and explained that they might be meteorites.  Pointing out the shape and markings on the rocks that distinguish a possible meteorite, I was thinking, "Wow -  another magical aspect of this awesome place!" 
Posted by Jane Lawson (real estate consultant) about 10 years ago

More prosperity seems to occur when conservation and good intentions are the driving force, so yes...you can definitely prosper in a conservation neighborhood!

Posted by Rhodes Waite almost 10 years ago

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