Forming Formed: 2008 Established: 2012
This page last updated:1/17/2012
Living Well Community
Franklinville, North Carolina,
(On the Deep River)
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The Living Well Community is a mixed-use neighborhood/ecovillage focused on healthy living, sustainability, and Honoring of the Sacred.
This is a 124-acre property bordered by a mile of the Deep River on one side and almost a mile of Sandy Creek on the other side.
The community has three cohousing neighborhoods, a conference center, mixed-use residential/commercial lots, an organic farm, a community garden, neighborhood park and orchard, and 53 acres of natural area buffering the creek and river. We also have a regional greenway/bikeway crossing the property and connecting to the towns of Franklinville and Ramseur on an abandoned rail bed.
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.).
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:1/17/2012
(Please contact us first for tour)
Visitor Process: Please contact us at 919-799-6819 or by email at the address listed above. This will allow us to give you directions and get an idea of exactly what you are looking for.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
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(We all are leaders and we all are followers)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(We do contribute to common community projects)
(HOA fees have not been established)
Land and Buildings
(There are several small towns in close proximity)
124 acres (50.2 hectares)
(53 Acre Conservation Area + other community areas)
Land Owned By:
(A variety of land ownership)
Number of Residences:
(depending on interest)
(for part of the community)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Community garden, wild edibles, kitchen gardens, etc.)
Share Community Meals:
(To be increased as we move to the land)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Healthy, local food a priority)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Honoring of the Sacred. Ecumenical. Inclusive)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
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