Will Farms Be the New Golf Course?

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September 14, 2015

Proximity to golf courses has been a popular amenity offered in housing. But one development outside Durham, N.C., is using a different form of green to lure buyers.

Wetrock Farm, a proposed 141 home, 230-acre development 20 minutes from Durham “will include a working organic farm, a community garden, as well as over 100 acres of preserved open space, forest land, jogging and hiking trails, and picnic areas,” TreeHugger reports.

Local authorities have already approved the plan. Developer Rick Bagel describes the project “as a unique hybrid model between often ideologically focused intentional communities, and a more traditional suburban housing development.”

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