The INsights Conference is kicking off in just a few weeks and if you don’t have your ticket yet—don’t worry. There is still time to grab a seat at the event that the industry has been waiting for. BDX has pulled together an impressive line-up of speakers that will help us understand the current times and trends, look into the future, and prepare for the buyers that are in the market for a new home. While you are in town, it’s a great chance to look at some of Austin’s most creative developments that will be sure to engage thoughtful conversations of how we tackle housing in our own communities. Let’s dive into a few that we think are worth paying attention to.
Community First! Village
Get ready to be amazed by one of the most humane and creative approaches to tackling the issue of homelessness. Started by Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local charity that provides meals to homeless people, Community First! Village is a 51 acre master planned community in the heart of the hill country. Phase 1 covers 27 acres and once at full capacity will be home to more than 200 formerly homeless men and women. The residential program loves and serves our fellow neighbors who have found themselves living on the streets, while also empowering the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service.
Features of Community First! Village Phase 1:
- 100 RV/Park homes
- 130 Micro-homes
- 5 Laundry/Restroom/Shower Facilities
- 5 Outdoor Kitchens
- Capital Metro Bus Stop
- Community Art House
- Community Cinema
- Community Concessions & Catering
- Community First! Car Care
- Community Forge
- Community Inn
- Community Market
- Genesis Gardens Organic Farm
- Goodness Press Screen Printing
- Memorial Garden and Prayer Labyrinth
- Topfer Family Health Resource Center
- Walking Trails
- Woodworking Shop
How to Contribute:
After 51 days without significant rainfall and a record number of 100+ degree days this summer, the topic of the environment and sustainability is hot on the lips of Austinites. Whisper Valley is truly the community of tomorrow as a zero energy, 2,000+ acre master planned community. The community harnesses not only solar energy, but geothermal as well all at a starting cost of $300k for newly built state of the art homes.
Healthy living isn’t just about a healthy environment which is why Whisper Valley has an organic farm and community gardens capable of providing nutritious food and a tranquil environment for all its residents.
Be sure to check out these amazing developments if you find yourself in the Austin area. If you are interested in more information about noteworthy communities to visit while you are in town, email us. We’ll be sure to fill your time with plenty of places to go and a few recommendations for good food as well. You won’t want to miss some of Austin’s famous BBQ, tacos, and food trucks!
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