Steve Brown of the Dallas Morning News reports on how new housing developments are targeting farm-friendly millennials. From the article:
Last weekend at the Light Farms residential development in Collin County, more than 200 people turned out for a farmers market.
Up in Denton County, residents have rented so many spaces in the Harvest development’s community garden that builders are adding more space for vegetable plots.
There’s a community garden in the works at Light Farms in Celina, too.
A generation ago, most big residential developments were centered on a country club.
But these days, residents are more likely to use walking trails, neighborhood parks and community farms than golf courses, builders say.
“For a long time, golf courses were very popular,” said Jake Wagner, co-chief executive of Republic Property Group, developer of the 1,000-acre Light Farms on Preston Road. “But master-planned communities are evolving since a limited population plays golf and that is declining with the millennials.