Finding the right balance in life is what Acadia is all about. For ten years, Acadia has grown from thoughtful plan for a life-cycle community, transcending the typical subdivision, and is now home to 130 families. These Acadians have discovered a community offering an affordable, healthy, friendly lifestyle. Driving through Acadia, visitors are greeted by welcoming neighbors, a wealth of amenities, attractive new homes, and abundant natural beauty.
Just in time for Christmas, Acadia is announcing its third new neighborhood, The Sanctuary, and taking reservations on 106 home sites. John Freeman, developer of the Acadia community, explained why now was the time for this new phase. “Acadia is growing, thanks to a convergence of several wonderful dynamics. First, the Greenville economy is stabilized, and mortgage rates remain a bargain. Greenville is attracting many newcomers for work and outdoor lifestyle, but very few neighborhoods have what Acadia offers. As Greenville grows, so does Acadia. Given Acadia’s proximity to the Greenville Health System’s main campus, and our unique location in the heart of the IMED Corridor, many healthcare and life-science professionals are joining their colleagues in Acadia. So, too have professionals from GE, Bosch and Michelin.”
Located only ten minutes from downtown Greenville by car, Acadia preserved 120 of its 360 acres for parks, trails, green spaces and common areas. “Acadia first sought to balance our impact on nature,” said Mary Freeman, resident and owner of the Acadia Design Centre. “Speaking of balance, since moving to Acadia, we’ve found more time to exercise, play and visit with family and friends.”
Acadia is all about the outdoors, appealing to everyone, from empty nesters to young families. From the PaddleHouse, where kayaks launch onto the Saluda River, to the PoolHouse and Jr. Olympic pool, this Greenville community has a flair for fun. Acadians celebrate with River Day paddling tours, pool parties and water sports. Festivals, 5K charity runs and bike rides, parades, weddings, and cookouts are held at Acadia’s Pavilion on the Village Green.
“Acadian homeowners plan many events, like neighborhood barbecues, porch parties, gardening, soccer field play days, tennis camps, cycling and paddling clubs, book and bridge clubs, theater and ladies’ nights,” said Jamie Kaltenbach, whose family—like many other Acadians—chose Acadia for its hospitable sense of community. “We even have our own Acadia Travel Concierge.”
“Acadia’s amenities are perfect for getting in shape, for kids and adults of all ages,” said yoga instructor and Acadian resident, Wednesday Cooper. An interest in healthy eating inspires several Acadian families to grow vegetables in the community garden. The Sanctuary neighborhood will feature an English Conservatory and more community gardens. Relaxation draws others to enjoy sunsets from the RiverHouse deck, overlooking the Saluda River. Private parties and corporate retreats keep the RiverHouse busy, thanks to Acadia’s friends at Michelin, GHS, GE, Piedmont Fire, and others.
“Acadia has affordable homes, ready to move into,” said Acadia’s Sales Manager, Shelbie Dunn of Coldwell Banker Caine. Custom home sites and wooded lots are available from $80,000 to $249,000. Since no two homes will be the same in Acadia, a wide variety of home styles and custom finishes are also available now and coming in The Sanctuary neighborhood: townhomes from $315,000; twinhouses from $375,000, gatehouses from $429,000; pocket-park cottages from $330,000; single-family custom homes from $435,000 on cottage lots, from $475,000 on manor lots, and from $575,000 and up on estate and super-estate lots.