Lifestyle

How this Upstate community is leading in sustainable living

Mother and daughter working in the community garden at Riverstead
Mother and daughter working in the community garden at Riverstead | Photo via Riverstead Facebook

Deciding where to call home depends on a number of factors – from proximity to jobs and education to community amenities. For more + more homeowners, sustainability is an element they’re factoring in when on the hunt for new digs. Think: Nature, homegrown food, energy-efficient construction. 

Riverstead, the Upstate’s 418-acre sustainable living community, offers families and empty-nesters an authentic, resilient, sustainable way of living (not too far away from the city). 

Here are a few features Riverstead offers its residents:

    • 250 acres dedicated to nature conservation along the river and lower wetlands
    • Community agricultural land with permanent greenhouses, grazing meadows, and beehives
    • 2.5 miles of river frontage for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming
    • 6+ miles of multi-sport trails for hiking, mountain biking + jogging
    • Farm-to-table initiatives focusing on sustainable food production + local clean water
    • Harvest House, a hub where residents can pick up their farm-to-table necessities like produce, eggs, and honey
    • Community spaces, like The Barn and Pavilion, to gather and learn from each other during cocktail hours, yoga classes, and lessons from expert gardeners
    • Advanced building technology for green living
    • These unparalleled views of Caesars Head, Table Rock, and the Blue Ridge Mountains + plenty of mountain crisp fresh air 
    • 30 minutes from downtown Greenville, meaning you can live in nature without being too far from your favorite restaurants + shops

If you’re looking for more wide open spaces or for a second home in the mountains, 1-5 acre homesites are currently available, starting at $82K. Explore the map of Riverstead and contact their team to take a tour of the property (they’re still welcoming visitors at a social distance with plenty of safety precautions).