The Craggy Park community in West Asheville offers the ideal combination of urban and natural amenities, and now the neighborhood will have a hand in connecting the entire Asheville community to a valuable nature preserve.
Asheville city officials and non-profit organization MountainTrue are working within the 8-acre Falconhurst Nature Preserve to create a looping trail system. Craggy Park will work with the project to provide public access and a greenway entrance to the trail.
The preserve, deeded to the city in 2012 as a conservation easement from the Conservation Trust for N.C., allows for natural surface trails, but very little other development. The trails will be built and maintained at no cost to the city; neighborhood volunteers plan to prepare the trails this winter in time for use in the spring.
"Craggy Park is proud to have partnered with the City of Asheville and Mountain True to provide access and a greenway entrance to this exciting new trail system,” said Mike Figura, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty owner and real estate broker for Craggy Park. “By providing a public easement and building a trail through our urban nature preserve, we can link the community with a piece of city-owned property that was previously landlocked, and provide our residents access to a fantastic urban forest."
A sustainable urban community featuring streamside trails and organic gardens against a park-like backdrop, Craggy Park is situated within easy walking distance of West Asheville’s vibrant Haywood Road corridor. Its 45 phase I green-built homes, featuring modern, clean lines and bright, open designs, are responsibly constructed for low environmental impact and sustainable living. Ditching the car in favor of biking or walking to restaurants, grocery, schools, the library and other amenities along Haywood Road and Patton Avenue is easy for Craggy Park residents, making this neighborhood the ultimate in green living.
A neighborhood park includes a nature trail with benches, a lawn by Fox Creek, a “little free library,” a treehouse, an oversized double swing, organic gardens, a fire pit, a picnic area with a community grill and herb spiral gardens. Native, drought-tolerant and edible landscaping throughout the neighborhood provides a habitat for local flora and fauna.
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