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The idea is simple -- to create a community, not a subdivision.
"Americans are due for a prolonged shift away from the consumption
obsession of the post-World War II era" (Time, June 29,2009), and
we have been building monocultural subdivisions, oversized wasteful
homes, and socially divisive communities in this country for over 50
The Villages at Crest Mountain believes in the fundamental community ideals of balance and responsibility. We believe in social and ecological diversity and that built environments can be healthy, productive and stylish. We choose smart over big, health over indulgence, community over expediency, and inclusion over division.
Think It We are implementing the latest green technologies, including photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting on a development-wide scale. The intent of the photovoltaic array is to offset the electricity used by common area amenities, and to generate income by selling green power back into the grid.
Build It We carefully selected home models and builders that represent the utmost in quality, efficiency and style. Our builders have been pioneers in the widely regarded WNC green building movement. We offer a range of styles and prices - all NC Healthy Built and Energy Star Certified.
Grow It Residents will enjoy a comprehensive edible landscape, including: common gardens, a greenhouse, orchards, vineyards and berry patches, along with ornamental plantings. Each homeowner will have the opportunity to work with our highly acclaimed permaculturalist to create custom landscaped home sites.
Live It We are serious about nurturing inclusion, community and harmony within the Villages at Crest Mountain. We are using many tools to encourage a diverse community lifestyle: a community social network, open-air common buildings, a pub/co-op, and extensive community green space.