Living amongst natural beauty is no longer just for ascetics in cabins—luxury housing options are popping in nature-adjacent towns all over the country from Northern California to western Colorado to South Carolina.
The increase comes as more Americans seek alternatives to the fast-paced lifestyles of big cities and long for the tranquility of smaller cities and nature.
Whether you’re looking for something in the mountains or on the Atlantic coast, here are some new developments in some of America’s most beautiful retreats to check out.
Summit Blue in Silverthorne, Colorado
Situated along 350 feet of the Blue River in Silverthorne, Colorado, Summit Blue will offer single-family residences and townhomes all within walking distance of downtown’s cultural and retail offerings.
An hour west of Denver, Silverthorne is a year-round destination for outdoor activities like skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding in the winter or hiking, biking and rafting in the summer.
Single-family homes will feature three levels with four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,331 square feet. Amenities will include a modern fireplace, walk-in closets and an outdoor deck.
Townhomes are designed with four levels, including a two-car garage on the bottom floor. With three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms within a total of 1,809 square feet, these spacious homes also feature a heated rooftop deck with panoramic views of the Gore Range.
All housing options come with private access to the Blue River, a tranquil river known for its trout fishing. Pricing starts at $1.195 million.
Phase One of Summit Blue has already sold out, but opportunities to buy for Phase Two are now available.
The Railyard in Truckee, California
Truckee, a quiet ski-resort town, is located just 20 minutes away from Lake Tahoe.
The Truckee Railyard Project will double the size of the downtown area by adding a combination of workforce housing and commercial, retail and civic spaces, transforming it into a high-density, walkable city center.
Instead of creating more sprawl, the plans utilize a vacant tract of rail yard alongside the downtown, hence the project’s name.
Proposals for the Truckee Railyard Project first began to address the towns growing population—the number of full-time Truckee residents has doubled in the last thirty years and is showing no signs of slowing down.
The development of the Railyard also aims to correct the town’s affordability issues by providing more workforce housing as well as mixed-use “artist lofts.”
Alongside fixing gaps in the region’s marketplace, the addition of commercial and retail opportunities will make this already beloved town an even more desirable location to live or visit.
The Waterfront on Daniel Island, South Carolina
After two years of construction, Phase One was completed in March, with 80 of 300 condos and townhouses completed. Development plans for Phase 2 are now in motion, with four more phases to come in the following years.
Located along the Wando River, this 22-acre mixed-use community offers amenities like waterfront restaurants, parks and community events, all with an emphasis on the lowcountry lifestyle that makes Charleston such a sought-after destination.
Available condos for sale range from one to three-bedroom floor-plans across three residences—Egret, Osprey and Heron. Two of the 24 residences remain at Egret, and three remain at the Osprey. All of the residences at the Heron have sold.
A collection of 13 townhome residences are offered in the Sandpiper and Kingfisher floor plans. Spread across three floors, all townhomes are approximately 3,500 square feet and feature two private terraces, two-car garages and linear pools.
These townhome residences are all sold out as well.