Our First Agrihood: See Why Chickahominy Falls Is Growing in Popularity

What if shopping for your pick of fresh produce was as easy as getting the mail? And farm-to-table living wasn’t just a special occasion, but an everyday experience?

This is life at Chickahominy Falls, Greater Richmond’s first agrihood, a community for those 55 and better that casts all the elevated features and amenities you’d expect from a StyleCraft Homes active-adult community against an honest-to-goodness working farm.

This may be your first time even hearing the term “agrihood,” and that’s why we’re here — to dig into this healthy new way of Living Up and see how it all works at our new Hanover County community.

WHAT IS AN AGRIHOOD?

You may have already figured it out, but agrihoods are unique communities in which homeowners don’t just grow together — they also grow together. That’s because the most popular amenity here is a working farm, where homeowners don’t need to do all the heavy lifting to reap the many benefits. You can simply swing by and grab fresh produce for that summer salad you’re putting together for your dinner party, or even get your hands dirty by helping with the planting and harvesting (Our farm, Woodside Farms, will be professionally managed, so homeowners can help as much or little as they choose.)

Without getting too much in the weeds, at its heart, an agrihood is about forming a deeper connection with the land and embracing a more sustainable lifestyle.

A CLOSER LOOK AT CHICKAHOMINY FALLS

Now that you have a better idea at what it means to live in an agrihood, let’s dig into our agrihood: Chickahominy Falls. Our new low-maintenance community for those 55 and better is growing a lot of interest, and we have a good idea why. Actually, a few good ideas…

  • We’re Redefining the Backyard Garden: Maybe you’ve given growing tomatoes in your backyard a shot. And maybe the neighbor’s dog enjoyed the free buffet. We get it. Now imagine looking out your door and seeing sweeping orchards and garden lots, all prepped to perfect growing conditions. At our working farm, Woodside Farms, you’ll have professional growers and mentors whether you want to treat the experience as a really convenient farmer’s market or a classroom rich with fertile learning opportunities.
    • Gather ‘Round the Barn: We just alluded to learning opportunities. And at Chickahominy Falls, your classroom is our barn. It’s much more than a classroom, too. It’s a community hub and center for old-school innovation where you can watch chefs cook fresh fare in the demo kitchen or simply kick back by the outdoor fireplace.

    • Celebrate the Great Outdoors: Here is the thing about Chickahominy Falls. Yes, it’s rooted in healthy living. But it’s also a low-maintenance community ripe with features and amenities designed to make your life comfortable, convenient, and carefree. Here you’ll find an outdoor pool, biking and walking paths, and a community clubhouse designed to help neighbors grow together.
    You know what, we’ve barely talked about Chickahominy Falls’ spacious and contemporary cottages. But that’s OK; we’ve planted enough seeds for one day. If our agrihood sounds like the right fit for you, or you’d simply like to learn more, call Brooke Green at 804.523.HOME today to schedule a private appointment.