Last updated: July 3, 2015 (4 months ago)
Listing created on: September 15, 2008
Living Well Community
(Franklinville, North Carolina, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 2008
- Start Living Together: 2014
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.TheLivingWellCommunity.com
- Contact Name: Harvey Harman
- Phone: 919 799 6819
282 Rising Sun Way
Franklinville, North Carolina, 27248
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please contact us at 919-799-6819 before visiting. We do not have housing for visitors set up yet, but we welcome day visits.
Open to new Members: Yes
Our application process tries to help people determine if the mission and values of Living Well fit their own values and lifestyle. We provide information and activities to help you decide whether you want to become a member of our community.
Sustainability, Wellness, Local Food, Neighborhood self-reliance, Community, Green Building, Environmental Conservation, Service.
This is a 124-acre property bordered by a mile of frontage on the Deep River on one side and almost a mile of frontage on Sandy Creek on the other side.
The community uses the cohousing model for residential structures and also includes a variety of other features under development including green businesses, an integrative health center, an organic farm, a community garden, a neighborhood park and orchard, and 53 acres of natural area buffering the creek and river.
The property is beautiful with mountain-like topography, the river, rock outcroppings, high areas with vistas, the creek, trails, beautiful woods, and abundant wild edible and medicinal plants.
Our community is located near major highway corridors, just two miles from Highway 64 in the town of Franklinville, North Carolina. This property has regional appeal and access, being only a half-hour from Greensboro, 15 minutes from Asheboro and Siler City, and an hour and 15 minutes from RTP (Research Triangle Park), Raleigh, Durham, and Charlotte. We are centrally located between the mountains and ocean, and at the midpoint on the eastern seaboard between New York and Florida. We are also approximately a 6 hour drive from Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia.
The Conference and Retreat Center, located on the 50-foot-high bluff overlooking Sandy Creek and the Deep River, features the lovely, historic McIver-Faulk House, built in the 1850s and relocated to this site in 2004. The partially completed Conference and Retreat Center will be available for retreats, classes, and events (weddings, reunions, etc.).