3. Access green spaces
Another feature of most agrihoods is access to outdoor green spaces such as parks, trails and gardens. Some neighborhoods even provide waterfront access and activities such as kayaking, tubing and more. Spending time outdoors promotes creativity, teaches responsibility and builds confidence in kids and adults alike.
Getting outside isn’t just good for your health: proximity to green spaces can increase your home value by up to 20%.
4. Commune with neighbors
A thriving agrihood is more than just a bunch of houses near a farm: It’s designed to be a lifestyle. A survey we ran revealed that only 33% of Americans consider their neighbors friends or close friends, but these farm-to-table communities are working to change that.
Many developers have outfitted agrihoods with event spaces, on-site kitchens for workshops and even restaurants and pavilion areas to inspire neighbors to commune with one another. Some come with their own libraries and even schools so children can play and learn together.
5. Live sustainably
If you are dedicated to living a more sustainable life, you will find a community of like-minded neighbors here. The average piece of produce is shipped 1,500 miles before it reaches the plate but agrihoods let residents reduce their carbon footprint providing farm fresh ingredients in walking distance.
In addition to organic farming, many neighborhoods are also outfitted with sustainable technologies and eco-friendly waste removal practices, such as solar farms and compost piles. Some developers also embrace green building practices such as LEED certifications and Energy Star ratings in the residential properties and community buildings.