Garner 55+ community now building green!

Aversboro Entrance

Builders go green with ENERGY STAR

The Village at Aversboro developed for the retiring boomers is already a hit.

All the homes started this summer will be ENERGY STAR certified. The four builders are committing to more efficient homes.  It wasn’t a huge leap for these custom  builders accustomed to producing a consistent quality product.  The decision does represent a response to the market and represents a commitment to be green.

Many boomers understand the need to reduce green house gases.  Purchasing an ENERGY STAR homes aligns with their desire to reduce their personal carbon footprint.   ENERGY STAR homes save energy as they cost less to operate.  ENERGY STAR homes are 15% more efficient than standard construction similar homes.  Certified ENERGY STAR homes receive a 5% discount from Progress Energy for the life of the home. That’s real money over time!  Seniors on fixed incomes appreciate savings.

Going green is what attracted my client to the seniors only community.  We’d been on the road for several days looking for just the right ranch in the right location and coming up short.  After  a refreshing break at the new LEED certified MacDonalds on Kildaire Farms Road in Cary, we realized that Garner’s 55+ community might just be the right situation!  So we hustled on over to check out the first ENERGY STAR certified homes.

BTW, check out the MacDonald’s.  It’s cool with wheat board table tops, FREE WiFi and a free plug in station for electric cars.  It’s the first LEED golden arches in the NC.

Back to our story about The Villages at Aversboro.   We were excited with the long plantation like drive into the community leading to the club house.  The first class club house available for resident’s use free of charge includes a spacious meeting room, fully equipped kitchen and a front sitting porch.  Residents can join the Rex Wellness Center on Timber Drive.

Strategically located off Highway 70, in 10 minutes you can be downtown Raleigh, driving on I40 or downtown Fuqua-Varina.   It’s a walkable neighborhood connectedAversboro site plan to Heatherwoods and minutes to Lake Benson or shopping center at the corner of Vandora Springs and Timber Drive.

Every time I’ve visited there have been folks walking the neighborhood.

The 147 homes are designed for aging in place built on slabs with few steps, masters down, and 36″ door ways.

Developer Douglas Ball assembled a top notch builder team.

  • Manning Homes
  • S&D Builders
  • Woodall Construction
  • Edmondson & Associates

Several years back while was working the Parade of Homes at Kings Ridge for Gina Miller, builder Tim Stevens told me about the exciting senior development planned for Garner.  I’ve followed its progress and was impressed with the project.  Knowing the quality of the builders it was easy for me to recommend The Village at Aversboro to my client.   I was impressed with the quality of construction, attention to detail, choice of plans and customer centric builders at Kings Ridge.  The well laid out Frank Betz and Donald Gardner plans attracted Parade visitors to the homes.

The builders approached The Village at Aversboro with the same customer focus producing easy to live in homes just the right size for downsizing boomers.Aversboro The Alexander These area handsome homes packed with upscale features all with first floor masters.   An optional second floor bonus room with full bath is available in most plans.  Notable are the screen porches and sun rooms that expand the living space.


Area links

Previous articles published in the News and Observer

·         Homes geared to seniors N&O Sept 15, 2009

·         A Silver Lining  N&O Tuesday, Jul. 07, 2009


About trianglegreenhomes

EcoBroker, Realtor, Environmentalist and tireless advocate for green housing. Helping clients find a high performance home or make their current home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality.
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