Residents of Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, Western North Carolina’s First Agrihood, Bring Fresh Ideas for Building Community

ASHEVILLE, NC, July 05, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Golf greens are giving way to more casual, community-geared developments, The Wall Street Journal reports. One of the more original ideas exemplifying this trend is taking root at Olivette Riverside Community and Farm, Western North Carolina’s first and only “agrihood” built around an organic farm.

Olivette is a 346-acre farm-based agrihood along the French Broad River a few miles north of Asheville, N.C. Everything at Olivette is designed to feed people’s need to connect with nature, locally-grown organic produce, and community.

In the post-pandemic world, people seek new ways to connect — with each other, with the outdoors, and with opportunities to live healthier, happier lives. Olivette delivers on all fronts with trails that connect “hamlets” of energy-efficient homes with amenities such as a dog park, private river island, miles of hiking trails, and a seven-acre riverfront park.

The community is designed to bring people together and features a full slate of summer activities including Yoga by the River, a Summer Solstice Potluck and Riverside Concert. Olivette residents are bringing additional ideas for events and amenities, from driveway jam sessions to plans for mountain bike trails and family campsites.

“We have residents that are contributing in really meaningful ways that keep us moving forward and inspired,” says Allison Smith, a founding partner at Olivette.

About: Farm-to-table living expert Allison Smith is a founding partner at Olivette Riverside Community and Farm near Asheville, N.C. The region’s first “agrihood,” Olivette is built around a four-season organic farm and designed to connect people with nature, community, and their food. Learn more at

To request an interview with Allison Smith or another Olivette expert, contact publicist Michelle Tennant Nicholson: [email protected] or 828-749-3200.

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