What happens when sustainable farming and real estate collide? The two concepts come together and you have an agrihood. Agrihoods are residential communities with a professionally managed farm as its centerpiece. They offer sustainable living, open spaces, healthy living and purposeful design. Olivette Riverside Community and Farm is one of close to one hundred agrihoods in the United States. Recently featured in Earth 911 and recognized for our award winning community and sustainable parctices.
From Earth 911
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Agrihoods: The Intersection of Sustainable Farming & Real Estate
Olivette, Ashville, North Carolina
Winner of the 2019 Gold Award for “Best Green Community in the U.S.” by the National Association of Home Builders, Olivette is a 346-acre planned community and historic farm, located along the French Broad River, just 6.7 miles from downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Olivette has also won three awards from North Carolina Home Builders including the 2018 and 2019 Best Sustainable Community Award, and the 2018 and 2019 NC Community of the Year.
Olivette residents have access to seven acres of riverfront parkland, a large private river island, several miles of walking trails, community gardens, a pavilion, amphitheater, and many events and activities.
The 6-acre organic farm utilizes the highest level of sustainable growing practices and offers many thoughtful conveniences to residents. Award-winning homes offer geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, fiberoptic technology, and energy-efficient appliances. Founding Partner Alison Smith reports that “multiple homes as large as 3,000 square feet have achieved net-zero or an extremely low HERS rating for energy consumption.”