Imagine your new home in this serene three plus acre parklike setting in West Asheville. Openings among the trees and a south facing slope provide the home sites for creative cottages on this beautiful one of a kind property with rolling hills, established trees, a small creek, and much more.
Participate in the design of your green built home, a permaculture designed landscape, a shared garden and a common space in a community that you care about and cares about you.
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- 11 homesites
- Green built cottages
- Collaborative design
- Common green space
- 3 1/4 total acres
- Wooded rolling land
- South facing slope
- Shared garden
- Spring-fed creek
Nestled just a ways up off of New Leicester Hwy from the bustling Patton Avenue intersection, Echo Hills offers a surprising refuge from the city pace with the convenience of having downtown located just minutes down the road. Mature trees provide shade and a sense of place for a cluster of eco-friendly homes built with responsible and authentic living in mind.
So, what’s a “Pocket Neighborhood?”
Pocket neighborhoods, influenced by historic cottage courts and progressive cohousing communities, are designed to encourage a sustainable model of development and a return to neighboring.
According to Ross Chapin, who first coined the term in his work with the Cottage Company in outside of Seattle:
“Pocket neighborhoods are clustered groups of neighboring houses or apartments gathered around a shared open space — a garden courtyard, a pedestrian street, a series of joined backyards, or a reclaimed alley — all of which have a clear sense of territory and shared stewardship. They can be in urban, suburban or rural areas.
These are settings where nearby neighbors can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can have shirttail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate.”
Visit Pocket Neighborhoods for more information and design resources.
What happens at Echo Hills?
While we all have lives of our own here in our neighborhood, residents have opportunities to connect with their neighbors to whatever extent they are comfortable with.
For those who inclined, there’s plenty of opportunities to be physically active and get your hands dirty in the community garden, caring for the chickens and bees, and working on personal or shared projects.
For folks who are interested in personal or relational growth, there’s room to learn and practice methods for increasing awareness, communication, and collaboration.
Our community building structures evolve as people, interests, and dynamics change. We invite all to be responsible co-creators in the environment that meets individual and collective needs.