By Paige Atwell
When looking for a new house, often times the people and places surrounding it are what make it worthwhile. At Durham Farms, you’ll not only find a house, but you’ll truly find a home. Thriving off of a community connected, front-porch living and a small-town lifestyle, Durham Farms radiates southern hospitality.
Inside Durham Farms, you’ll find thousands of top quality homes ranging from the upper 200,000’s to the mid 500,000’s. Model homes vary on customization with several amenities and build-in options available to buyers, but the one thing each home has a in common is their classic architectural style, ensuring a home that is simple yet elegant. Encompassed by 472 acres, there is always something to do and someone to see.
But what about Durham Farms makes it a community? And how exactly does the community stay connected? That’s where Lifestyle Director Lacey Edwards comes in.
“My goal is to build community, one connection at a time. I am constantly thinking of ways to connect residents in a fun and creative environment,” said Lacey. “Whether it be a community festival, where they can taste beers and listen to great live music, or a cooking class, or a workshop where they are creating a sign for their front porch, there are hundreds of ways for people to come together and really connect on a very intimate level.”
And there are certainly plenty of opportunities to do so. Resident clubs range from wine club, chess club, mom’s club and card night. They can also participate in off-site events in Hendersonville, such as monthly community service events, happy hours and sporting events.
Voted as one of America’s best small cities, Hendersonville was the perfect choice for housing this charmingly engaged community. Not only are you gaining the Durham Farms experience, you are also surrounded by the shopping, restaurants and events that Hendersonville has to offer.
“I am always seeking out new local establishments to connect our residents to because I think it’s really important to be ingrained in the community and highlight the really unique places that are that make our community so great,” says Lacey.
Each home within the community was built with intentional convenience in mind, but it all revolved around the idea of engagement. Walking through the property, you’ll find accessible sidewalks, front porches and plenty of public green space. Then, in the hub of the community, you’ll see the newly opened farmhouse. Housing a pool, fitness center and conference rooms, it is the perfect space for residents to host events, exercise and mingle. All of these aspects contribute to a community centered on building connections and maintaining high quality living.
“I think one of the coolest things about Durham Farms is that our residents are inviting their friends and their families to come and live in their community. They want them to be a part of this lifestyle and it’s truly amazing,” said Lacey. “Life happens here. We want people to feel at home. We want people to stay here and live their life here. It’s not just about buying a house. It’s about building a home.”
To learn more about Durham Farms, visit durhamfarmsliving.com or, better yet, go see them in person.