There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a location for retirement. For those seeking a healthy lifestyle, the agrihood has become a popular option. Olivette Riverside Community and Farm was recently featured on Babyboomers in a piece discussing retirement and the benefits of living in agrihood communities.
Did you know by the year 2030 one in five Americans will be at retirement age? Retiring often means downsizing and relocation. For those seeking a healthy lifestyle the agrihood has a lot to offer. Agrihoods often have professionally managed farms and stores, where you can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables. Agrihoods also tend to offer an array of outdoor amenities such as hiking, biking and in our case a river park. Click the link to learn more about what our community has to offer and Farm to Front Door Living.
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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 residents enjoy award-winning energy-efficient homes, a 6-acre organic farm, and access to riverfront parkland, a large private river island, several miles of walking trails, community gardens, a pavilion, amphitheater, and many events and activities.
“Interest from retirement-age homebuyers is increasing, and many have said that living in a multi-generational environment keeps them feeling younger,” says Mary Love, an Olivette resident and owner/broker of Love the GreenReal Estate in Asheville. Mary has been selling real estate in the greater Ashville area for 17 years, and she’s seen a shift where over-55 homebuyers are moving away from gated communities and seeking nature trails and organic gardens.
Living in an agrihood community appeals to all our senses and brings back fond memories for many. Considered “porch-friendly” communities, these master-planned communities are winning awards for “best places to live,” due to their architectural styles and eco-friendly landscapes. Developers typically reflect the area’s landmark neighborhoods and you’ll see prairie, cottage or American farmhouse homes—many offering multi-generational floor plans. Because agrihoods are a relatively new concept, homes are sustainably built with energy conservation features.
If you’re looking to turn your energies from home maintenance to some healthy vegetable gardening, look no further than an agrihood—a wonderful place to retire.