Thursday, August 28, 2008

Breakaway: "New Urbanist" Homes Sell in North Carolina Mountains

Despite the real estate meltdown, some vacation developments with unusual qualities are experiencing good sales. That includes Breakaway, a self-described "new urbanist" community 25 miles from Asheville, North Carolina. Breakaway points out it's NOT "another gated-subdivision, outdated cabins, or pointless sprawling mansions." The planned development has its own ski hill, plus homes with views and "inviting streets" that "make walking and biking" part of daily life. An ice cream shop and a grill are finished in the village center. Some homesites are priced below $100,000 and houses are on sale from mid $300,000 up.A spokesperson says so far 5 houses are complete.

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