Category: News

Can you spot Olivette in this NatGeo Travel Documentary?

Last spring, a crew from the National Geographic Travel channel came to Asheville to film a documentary about the city and the lifestyle! Asheville By Design (S01E30) manages to get a lot into a 30 minute runtime, including some of our top attractions, most beautiful views (difficult choices there) and a lot about the amazing local culture…

Get Fresh Local Produce From Olivette Farm!

One of the things that makes Olivette so special is our community farm – it’s what makes us an agrihood after all! But it’s not just a curiosity or something separate from the development; it’s an integral part of our mission of fostering a human connection to the land. There’s something special about locally grown…

Where the Suburbs Meet the Farm

This article by Laura Vogel appeared on Trulia on March 15, 2018. Could “agrihoods” be the key to a happier life? Along the banks of North Carolina’s French Broad River, seven miles outside of Asheville, the very first neighbors in a housing development called Olivette have shuffled their furniture and boxes out of moving trucks…

Olivette Farm flower bombs Craggy Bridge in Woodfin

by Mackensy Lunsford, Asheville Citizen Times ASHEVILLE — Hundreds of sunflowers greeted drivers Wednesday on a bridge over the French Broad River. They brightened both sides of the Craggy Bridge near Woodfin, yellow blooms popping through the humid early-morning mist. In the afternoon, when the late-summer mercury rose, they remained, though they had begun to wilt…

NC Homebuilders Association STARS Awards

Olivette Riverside Community and Farm garners recognition from the North Carolina Home Builders Association Olivette recognized by NCHBA as 2018 “NC Community of the Year” & “Best Sustainable Community” Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, a farm-centered community located in Asheville, North Carolina, was recognized this week at the North Carolina Home Builders Association 2018 STARS…

Olivette featured in Best in American Living Magazine

A Growing Desire:  A North Carolina “Agrihood” features a farm as it’s anchor amenity by Ava Milton The concept of “agrihoods”, unlike the term itself, is not a new one; for millennia, communities built around farms were the rule, not the exception. Then came the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the city – and ever…

Olivette was the Perfect Venue for This DIY Woodsy Asheville Wedding

Linsey and Adam’s love for vintage goods, woodsy locations, and carefree vibes came together beautifully in their Asheville wedding at Olivette. The couple always wanted an outdoor wedding so, when they found a venue that offered a woodsy landscape for their reception and a small, secluded island with a creek for their ceremony, they immediately knew…

Olivette Connects Concepts of Community and Nature

Josh O’Conner for Foodlife Magazine THE OLIVETTE COMMUNITY is modeled in the vein of “Agrarian Urbanism”, an urban planning concept uniting agriculture and housing in order to maximize the economic, environmental, and social benefits associated with tightening the connection between people, their food, and farming. The concept has roots within the “New Urbanism” movement, an urban…

Scott Austin’s Vision at Olivette Riverside Community: Do You Remember When?

Do you remember when you rode your bicycle around your neighborhood until your mom called you home at dusk? Do you remember when neighbors gathered on front porches for covered-dish suppers? When you walked next door to borrow a cup of sugar? When homes were built to last and reflected individualism, quality, and craftsmanship? When…

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