Asheville Walkable Neighborhoods: Excellent for Boomers & Grandkids

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Asheville Walkable Neighborhoods Can Mean Sustainable Excellence for Boomers & Grandkids so we are big fans of walkable neighborhoods here in Asheville, NC. and what they can mean for body and self over the years   as you can see by this sampling of posts about this topic written…

1. asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville Walkable Neighborhoods Go One Step Further
Here in Asheville, we are lucky to have many walkable neighborhoods and there’s movement in the direction of continuing the “walkability factor” when green developers are planning. As Land Brokers, we love the idea of walkable pocket neighborhoods - the promise of  positive years to come when neighbors combine efforts with an eye to the future.

2. asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville’s Walkable Neighborhoods: Lakeview Park
 The Real Estate Neighborhood Review Journal of Asheville: Lakeview Park- The sidewalks in Walkable Asheville's  Lakeview Park  run down to greet Beaver Lake. First created in 1920, Beaver Lake is man-made. It grew from the damming of Beaver Creek.  For me, this “private lake” shines like a diamond in the Carolina blue sky, for, although it is “private”  the Lakeview Park walkable community welcomes Asheville residents and those relocating to Asheville to stroll, simply sit and enjoy – or canoe the lake, or jog around its perimeter.  And if ,any given day, during the winter, spring, summer or fall of the year,  you may see the young and … (23 comments)

3. asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville- Walkable Neighborhoods: Montford - WALKABLE "The road to profitability may be a foot path!"  Real Estate Journal: Asheville Walkable Neighborhoods Montford –The MONTFORD NEIGBORHOOD in Asheville, North Carolina not only is  Historic and Happening…but it is SO walkable!   Montford, a neighborhood of about 300 acres, offers a diversity of architectural styles. A good number of the homes such as you see in the photo here, were constructed between 1890 and 1920. Montford, like its residents, is a place of complex overall character….

4. asheville walkable neighborhoods: Asheville: "The road to profitability may be a foot path..." WALKABLE "The road to profitability may be a foot path!" Asheville Real Estate Journal: The Power of the Walkable Neighborhood  According to BuilderOnline.com  in a review of NAR's "2011 Community Preference Survey,"  (a poll of over 2,000 American adults) seventy-seven percent  ( 77% ) of those polled considered having sidewalks a top priority in terms of deciding where they’d like to live. And sixty percent (60%) said they would rather live in a neighborhood that featured:  a mix of houses stores and  businesses within an easy walk …


NOW BREAKING NEWS: September 2013

“Children who live in neighborhoods that incorporate smart growth principles are more physically active than those in conventional neighborhoods, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

The children living in developments that are designed to increase walkability and have more parks and green space engage in 46 percent more physical activity than kids who live in conventional neighborhoods without these outdoor features.”

 

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JaneAnne, I remember being able to walk just about anywhere when I grew up, we even did our shopping walking because bakers, grocers and butchers were close. Once you walk more in goi g about your daily life, you won't need that treadmill anymore neither! :-)
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