WHO WE ARE

We are Asheville’s Premier Sustainable Eco-Community—a pocket neighborhood minutes from downtown, yet a haven nestled among the trees.

The Villages at Crest Mountain believes in the fundamental community ideals of balance and responsibility. We believe in social and ecological diversity and that built environments can be healthy, productive and stylish. We choose smart over big, health over indulgence, community over expediency, and inclusion over division. Our primary objective is to maximize the sustainability of the land, and to build environments that are green and energy efficient.

From Lot to Living

The Villages at Crest Mountain believes in the fundamental community ideals of balance and responsibility. We believe in social and ecological diversity and that built environments can be healthy, productive and stylish. We choose smart over big, health over indulgence, community over expediency, and inclusion over division. Our primary objective is to maximize the sustainability of the land, and to build environments that are green and energy efficient.

HOW WE DO IT

Our experience with construction and our attention to green living make us a perfect fit for your new home at The Villages at Crest Mountain.

Rainwater Harvesting

Together with Brown Consultant engineers, we have designed a localized rain water retention strategy. We have done this by using the installed storm water system as the storage vessel for use in the community gardens. Using weirs and pumps, we will store rain water in key locations and pump it to the surface for irrigation. This rain water retention strategy will reuse the water resource that would typically flow off-site.

Community Gardens

The Villages at Crest Mountain feature organic garden beds, fruit trees, edible landscaping, blueberry bushes and grapevines. Residents continue to add and harvest more and more food every year! Currently, every resident will have at least one personal garden row and the excess garden space is used for the greater community.

Repurposing Community Materials

The Villages at Crest Mountain use on-site natural materials in the construction and design of the community. The recycling and repurposing of materials gives our community that true “green” feel. Trees removed from homesites become decorative landscaping, garden lattice and fencing. Rocks and boulders become community landscaping, firepits, artwork and even our featured waterfall!

Permaculture

Every resident receives a matching landscape allowance to custom design their homesites landscape. A $500 landscaping budget is standard with every home in the Meadow. Orchard lots have a matching landscape allowance up to $1,000.

Green Building Techniques

All structures in our community are built with environmentally sensitive, eco-friendly materials and most have the minimum standard of Silver Level Healthy Built Homes certification. An energy expert will conduct home energy rating scores and blower door tests for all homes.

Renewable Energy

All homes are net metered with Duke Progress energy to maximize solar energy opportunities. Tax credits and new technology makes solar and PV panels an attractive option for all residents.