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Black Apple Community Opens in Downtown Bentonville and Offers Distinct New Living Concept
Black Apple Community, a new pocket community within walking distance of downtown Bentonville, officially opened this week.
By: Limbird Real Estate Group
Designed by Mark Turner and the Falls Church, Va.-based firm, GreenSpur, Black Apple Community is the first pocket community in Arkansas. The neighborhood is gaining national attention with a recent write-up in Architect Magazine (http://www.architectmagazine.com/
“Its purposeful design encourages interaction with neighbors and a sense of community for those wanting a simpler, more active way of life,” explains Michelle Dearing who, along with Tara Limbird of the Limbird Real Estate Group, have been hired to exclusively list for the Black Apple Community. “The rustic design merges the old with the new for a blending of nostalgic and contemporary lifestyle.”
Cutting-edge technologies, pre-formed insulated concrete footers, ductless HVAC systems and structurally insulated panels wrapped in magnesium oxide board are paired with reclaimed wood siding and butcher-block kitchen surfaces. In addition, the homes, ranging in size from one, two or three bedrooms, offer 85 percent more energy efficiency than typical homes of comparable size, according to GreenSpur.
Pocket communities have been growing in popularity on both the east and west coasts. The shared greenspace, proximity and front porches facing this common area encourage interaction between neighbors. The Commons building, that is part of this collection of homes, features entertaining and kitchen space for neighborhood gatherings. Glass doors fold back to integrate indoor/outdoor space.The Commons building offers an underground storm shelter large enough to fit all Black Apple Community residents.
Homes range in size from 850 to 1,750 square feet and are priced from $350,000 to $600,000. An invitation-only soft opening is being held on the evening of February 4, 2016. Sponsored by Arvest Bank and Waco Title, food will be provided by the Northwest Arkansas Community College Executive Director of Culinary Arts, Chef Glenn Mack. One home went under contract before the neighborhood officially opened.
Black Apple Community offers such close proximity to the downtown area that residents can walk to the Bentonville Farmers Market, restaurants, local unique shops on the square or the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art Museum. The neighborhood is also adjacent to the new Razorback Greenway, a 37-mile paved biking and walking trail that connects six towns in Northwest Arkansas, ending in Fayetteville.
Limbird Real Estate Group is a top-selling real estate team in Northwest Arkansas. Founded by Arkansas natives Nick and Tara Limbird, the Limbird team is the No. 1 sales team in Arkansas and formed an independent brokerage in late 2015. They are annually recognized in The Wall Street Journal as one of the top sales teams in the country. The Limbird team was also voted as the Best of the Best Real Estate Agents in Northwest Arkansas by the readers of NWA Media, including NWAOnline.com and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
For more information about the Black Apple community, contact Limbird Real Estate Group at 479-435-7001 or visit www.blackapplecommunity.com.
TC McClenning, @RealtorPR
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