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MOUNTAIN MEADOWS- A GREEN-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
Asheville Area/Community:: Mars Hill, NC (Greater Asheville)
Minutes from Downtown Asheville Amenities and Mission Hospitals:: 30-35
Time of Departure:: 1:45 PM
Time of Arrival at Gate and Security Stop Point:: 2:18 PM
Drive Time to Grocery/Drug Store :: 7-10 Minutes
Commentary: "I am always impressed when people attempt the audacious and bring their ideals to bear on their daily work...."Kent Priestly
I am not objective about Mountain Meadows eco-friendly community near Mars Hill North Carolina. Like the quotation above, I too am moved when I discover local developers who bring their ideals to their work.
Inspired by nature, Mountain Meadows with its beautiful rolling land and amazing variety of trees - with its fruit orchard and in area by the creek for vegetable gardens and even a creek side poultry patch, a place for chickens and eggs, seeks to maintain the integrity and sense of place for this beautiful , rolling farmland.
A husband-and-wife team, the developers were determined to remove as few trees and flora as possible in the construction of roads and homesites.
Here is a known list of trees at Mountain Meadows: White Oak, Red Oak, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple, Red Maple, Beech, Chestnut Oak, Iron Wood, Wild Cherry, Sourwood, Tulip Popular, Cucumber Popular, Slippery Elm, Hickory, Carolina Hemlock, White Pine, Yellow Pine, Black Pine, Evergreen, Cedar, Birch, Dogwood, Sassafras, Ash, Spicewood, Black Gum, Locust, Apple, Pear, Cherry, Black Walnut, White Walnut
Taking it one step further, the couple decided to allow only NC HealthyBuilt or LEED Certified homes. Of course, all appliances must be Energy Star rated. No minimum square footage (small is beautiful too) ...
Mountain Meadows is a debt free community. This means a good investment opportunity for buyers where foreclosure is not an issue.
Here future residents can enjoy a 3 mile/run sustainable trail in an eco-friendly environment. An heirloom seed bank has been initiated.
On 58 acres that includes an 8 acre farmthere are 31 homesites 19 homesites average 3 acres. All of this is on gentle laying land... south facing with heartwarming mountain views.
Heavy black cloth underlayment -Terra Tex Woven Textile EP 25 filter fabric was used on all Main Roads to cover the packed dirt prior to placement of two inch rock, as needed, and 5-6" of finish gravel.
This 15' wide cloth and the rock provide the best possible base for a long lasting road with minimal maintenance.Terra Tex is a high strength, highly water permeable geotextile designed to fit this structural purpose and is used only when the highest quality subsurface is desired .
Driveways and underground utilities are in-place.
Here are a few photos we took on our recent trip to Mountain Meadows.
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NOTE:: A recent McGraw Hill study revealed that 81% of homebuyers would prefer to buy a eco-friendly home rather than a standard home, even in this current down economy. I have the following real estate green designations: NAR GREEN®, EcoBroker®, Eco Certified ®Real Estate Consultant.
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