A new trend in housing development is gaining popularity among young people, particularly those looking for more affordable food options, food security, and access to clean water. This trend is called agrihood development or agrarian urbanism, and it involves building communities centered around shared community gardens and barns, where livestock is part of the community.
One example of an agrihood community is Serenbe, located outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Serenbe boasts a 25-acre organic farm and offers residents the opportunity to work on the farm, take classes on sustainable living, and even purchase shares of the farm's produce.
Another example is Prairie Crossing, located in Grayslake, Illinois. This community has a working organic farm, a community garden, and a barn where residents can keep chickens and other small animals.
According to Bob Waun, a leader in real estate development, "Agrihoods not only provide residents with access to fresh, healthy food, but they also promote a sense of community and connection to the land. It's a win-win situation."
Andres Duany, a founding principal of the Miami-based architecture and urban design firm DPZ, has written a book called "Agrarian Urbanism" that explores this concept in depth.
If you're interested in developing or living in an agrihood community, DIRT Realty is a great resource for developers and those looking for land in these types of communities.