Eco Modern Trends: The Priority of Living Near Green Spaces
The 2 Most Important Factors When Buying a New Home
1. Closeness To Downtown
“Infill buyers are looking to live, work and play within a very close proximity,” says Britnie Keane. “These people are busy. They have found value in community and being active in their work, play and travel. These buyers are willing to live in tighter quarters and share more as long as it means they can be close to what they enjoy.
Kathryn Stevens and Charlie Warner could have purchased a home in the suburbs. Instead, they joined growing numbers of homebuyers of all ages who are returning to the city and buying newly built infill homes in Nashville’s urban core.
“The thing I like best about living in the city is the sense of vibrancy you get. There’s movement all the time,” said Stevens.
Baby boomers and millennials are attracted to city living, said Turner.
“Both generations are enjoying the walkability to restaurants, bars and shows, both enjoy proximity to parks and greenways, and the tight-knit community that is being forged in these communities as they are becoming safer and more community focused,” she said.
2. Proximity To Parks And Greenways
“We were even more surprised to find evidence that a large proportion of the apparent benefit from high levels of vegetation seems to be connected with improved mental health.” – Peter James, research associate with Harvard School of Health. “Studies have demonstrated that views of nature may have a direct phycological benefit.”
“Property around the park has been treated like oceanfront property in Nashville, where values have grown exponentially and retained themselves,” said Britnie Turner, founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group.
“We now have a 26-mile contiguous Nashville greenway, from Percy Priest Dam to downtown across the Shelby Street Bridge to Metro Center and beyond. Living near parks and greenways encourages a healthy, active lifestyle, and more Nashvillians are seeking that lifestyle,” said Deutschmann.
Even just beyond choosing a location that brings nature into your daily lifestyle, interior and exterior home design (eco modern trends) are quickly spreading across the country. New companies have been designing and offering tools to help make your home a greener and more nature-friendly place. For example, TESLA has just created a solar roof that derives power from the sun while looking like more traditional roofing materials – say goodbye huge solar panels.
“We are witnessing the convergence of sustainability and current affairs agendas… now the issues that we care about are in the mainstream – strange bedfellows are not only dating, they are cohabiting. However, the delivery of sustainability is not yet in the mainstream. we have only a limited number of poster-child companies.” – Rob Cameron, Chief Executive, SustainAbility
doors, screened-in porches and rooftop decks to promote this experience,” said Britnie Turner Keane, Founder and CEO of Aerial Development Group.
Urban gardens help create community as well, so if you live in a small neighborhood or cottage community, talk to your neighbors about starting one together!