Tag Archives: walkable

SOLD | Walkable Homes x 2

Sold x 2 CompKelly and I sold these two homes this month. Both have what today’s buyers are looking for — smaller square footage and location. The homes are both 3 bedrooms under 2000 sqft and walkable to more urbanized amenities such as stores and restaurants in North and Central Asheville. Priced below $300,000 they went for asking price or slightly above leaving us with happy sellers. Cheers!

SALE PENDING | 6 Von Ruck Court

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Listed at $279,900

3 Bedrooms | 1586sqft

Take a look at our latest listing on MLS just today. This charming, split-level rancher is in a quiet, urban neighborhood and an easy walk to Gang Shan Station and other Charlotte St. venues. It has an open living space on the main level with a fireplace. 3 bedrooms and 1 bath are on the upper level. Lower level has a laundry, bathroom and a completely open space to use as you like. The home has a carport and winter mountain views. Modernize and make this into your efficient and urban nest.Von Ruck Comp Cheers! Kelly and Troy

“Your Town” Walkable Communities

I just came back from participating in a 3 day seminar in Michigan sponsored by the NEA and the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design called “Your Town”.  This seminar of lectures and design charettes was held in the historic landmark “Old Schoolhouse” in the small coastal village of Douglas.  The focus of the seminar is on Walkable Communities.  Walkable Communities address the need to change our focus from a car or vehicle-centric nation, to a human-centric nation in the way we plan communities.  Associated with the current trend in Smart Land Development and addressing such qualities as diverse asaffordable housing, sedentary lifestyles, obesity and the corrosive effects of sprawl (all by-products of our vehicle-centric living) in our society, this well paced and participatory seminar helped a small West Michigan community identify ways in which it could plan to become a healthier and even more attractive place in the future.  The seminar host and co-founder, Dan Burden was on hand to help 50 local stakeholders (planners, the mayor, residents, teachers, and designers) organize into groups – armed with colored sharpies, aerial maps and tracing paper to plan ways in which problem areas in town could be addressed. Dan Burden and his staff’s infectious optimism and consensus-building approach to dealing with traffic, access and safety was a refreshing approach.  Long-standing local infrastructure issues, complaints, and missed opportunities were identified through a design process that encouraged (by Dan and his team) looking beyond current and at times archaic ordinances and regulations and to identify potential.  The end goal of this and I am guessing many seminars will be the establishment of a Design Committee of citizens in order to further the discussion established in this Your Town seminar.  Link to Walkable and Livable Communities website: http://www.walklive.org/

Article by Nicolaas Wilkens