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Pet-friendly pocket neighborhoods offer security and community.

Updated: Mar 10


While some still dream of a McMansion in a sea of lawn separating them from other people and their pets, more and more dog parents are considering pocket neighborhoods.


These closer-knit communities can provide inhabitants with benefits that can’t be found in old-style developments. Pocket neighborhoods are people friendly, providing the frequent chance for neighbors to become neighborly; eco-friendly in their use of the land; and budget-friendly for inhabitants. They can also be very pet-friendly.


Barkley Terrace, at 100 Wheeler Road in Weaverville, is probably the newest pocket neighborhood in Buncombe County. And it has been specially created to be dog-friendly. It’s the newest development of Asheville’s Trillium Real Estate, specialists in building pocket neighborhoods.


The aptly named Barkley Terrace offers the advantages dogs and their parents will love. Dog-friendly features in the homes include dog doors, built-in cubbies, and feeding stations. Dog and people friendly features in the neighborhood include a mini bark park for smaller furry friends and Scentral Park for larger four-legged friends.


Of course Barkley Terrace also offers all the pocket neighborhood advantages. There’s the satisfaction of having your own home without distancing yourself from neighbors. There’s the security of knowing there are neighbors near enough to lend a hand if you need one. There’s an immediate connection with neighboring pet parents. (Think of having neighbors whose dogs would love to have play dates with your dog(s), while you two discuss Asheville’s beverage, food, art and music offerings, or plan yet another Blue Ridge outdoor adventure.)


For more about pocket neighborhoods in general, or Barkley Terrace in particular, visit ashevillepocketneighborhoods.com; barkleyterrace.com, or call 828-582-5397.

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