Appreciation~Wealth of the Generous Kind

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Talk about lucky! That's me and my team at our real estate firm. Lucky because we get to meet amazing people almost every day,including here at Active Rain.  Lucky because we get to see amazing places and properties almost every day. Lucky because of the riches... in challenge... in  good company... and in wealth of the generous kind..

At this season of the year, we have so much for which to be thankful.

This is a cameo of a family who gave me a focused definition of the word, "appreciation"... 
Barb and  Tom, our  real estate investment clients, and their  16-year old son, Connor. Connor is in a  continuing conversation about "smart growth." Barb and Tom kid  him..."Maybe we should buy your shoes a size too big."  Connor laughs...and they all know he is serious about "Smart Growth." He's been volunteering on a couple community projects, and invited them to come along.

One of the projects involves walkable and bikable neighborhoods.
Down by the River, where the railway and warehouses are,
a group of people have been working on a portion of a greenway.
That particular corridor is protected open space for conservation and recreation. 

"Smart Growth"  is a term that Asheville and other communities are using to articulate their goal for a relatively compact  pattern of development that accommodates a diversity of people, housing types and jobs. "It works well for everybody," Connor will tell you, " and makes efficient use of public investments." Asheville's growing greenway system will offer a minimum of 14 corridors and 29 miles of trails connecting the places where people work, live and play. Connor inspires me and makes me feel grateful. He's excited about being a part of the greenways group. There are all ages an "sorts" of folks involved, including a group of ECO certified REALTORS. The broad-based citizen participation is a real selling point to Connor, as it is to many of the families who are searching for excellent value in Asheville real estate and then are relocating to Asheville for quality of life, a sense of place and community. Connor's even considering going in to new urbanism as a career. Hands-on experience will serve him well.

Hearing Connor's story makes me smile. Today I am grateful for the promise of  Positive Futures Connor and his parents represent. I'm all for that. Often I speak to my real estate investors on how this plan adds value. I point to Connor's project as an example of how design for future reuse and adaptability means the possibility of a strong return on investment.

 

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Nov 21, 2006 09:42 PM #1
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This really makes you appreciate the next generation. Many of them do look at themselves as caretakers of the world, and hopefully will be preserving our wonderful land for future generations.
Nov 21, 2006 10:01 PM #2
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janeAnne, it thrills me to hear that this is going on in the Asheville area that I love dearly.  I've been reading about "Smart Growth" for several years now and always knew that the 'younger' generation would feel even stronger about these initiatives than the 'older' generation as they've grown up learning more about the environment than most of us.

A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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Smart Grwoth is a concept more areas should be interested in!  I look forward to hearing furthur updates!
Nov 22, 2006 06:54 AM #4
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I have noticed most of the younger generation are very much interested and knowledgeable about smart growth.  It is a good thing they are, we need some fresh, new ideas.

kk

Nov 22, 2006 11:25 AM #5
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Sharon, Leanne, Chris and Kristal...thanks for your comments. I took the photo above...shows careful growth in the valley and NOT to the ridgeline...part of the planning going on here in our area. I will write more about Smart Growth pretty soon and let y'all know when I do.
Nov 23, 2006 01:25 AM #6
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Sharon..I just have been re-reading comments tonight...you wrote "caretakers of the world" and this has inspired a whole set of thoughts about eco-wise investing we can do today...THX!
Jan 06, 2007 03:23 PM #7
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Leanne...a follow-up...I had a holiday dinner with this family. They are actively involved in working  with trout streams at this point...encouraged (again) by their son.

Jan 06, 2007 03:25 PM #8
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Chris...I will be writing a series of articles on trends this month and next...I will be sure to include more information on Smart Growth.
Jan 06, 2007 03:27 PM #9
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Krystal...fresh, new ideas coming your way!...look for a series I am doing this month, OK? Hint. Hint or just watch PBS Edens Lost and Found. The next episode is about L.A.
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