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A Home Where You Can Roam

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By NOLA.com Content Marketing Team
on March 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM, updated March 13, 2016 at 2:02 AM

Room to roam… that sums up one of the top amenities homeowners want.

“What is attractive for the consumer is the green space, shops in the area, schools, medical care and convenience,” said David Waltemath, developer of Bedico Creek Preserve in Madisonville. “But the No. 1 amenity is open green space with water views, walking/biking paths and hiking trails.”

Waltemath is well aware of the industry research. He’s an experienced local developer known for creating some of the most successful communities in the metro area, such as English Turn and The Estates of Northpark. His current developments include Bedico Creek Preserve and The Parks of Plaquemines, with additional neighborhoods underway in Baton Rouge.

Studies such as the one by the University of Washington have shown that exposure to green space and encounters with nature not only provide opportunities for physical activity, but also can do wonders for a person’s psyche, such as alleviating mental fatigue.

According to a 2010 article on americantrails.org, “People living in walkable neighborhoods get about 35–45 more minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, and are substantially less likely to be overweight or obese, than do people of similar socioeconomic status living in neighborhoods that are not walkable.”

“What’s also important,” Waltemath said, “is how the green space is utilized.” He noted Bedico Creek’s plethora of options serve as a great complement to the open environment.  Bedico Creek Preserve, occupying approximately 1,000 acres, is a master-planned, multi-generational community surrounded by approximately 60 percent green space.

What is attractive for the consumer is the green space, shops in the area, schools, medical care and convenience.

Bedico Creek Preserve’s utilization of space includes paved walking paths and rustic hiking trails that meander through the neighborhoods and nature preserves, several sparkling lakes and ponds, a community swimming pool, abc-pool-4 party pavilion, children’s playground, a quaint fishing pier and a nine-hole disc golf course.

Waltemath likens the Bedico Creek Preserve environment to the St. Tammany of yesteryear, which likely pleases north shore homeowners devoted to preserving their green heritage with a relaxed, natural, ecologically sound environment.

Bedico Creek Preserve, occupying approximately 1,000 acres, is a master-planned, multi-generational community surrounded by approximately 60 percent green space.

With 10 individual neighborhoods priced from the mid $250’s to more than $1 million, and two new neighborhoods opening this year, Bedico Creek Preserve appeals to many price ranges and lifestyles. Its carefully screened, preferred builders can assist homeowners in creating exactly what they’re looking for, from low-maintenance homes to executive estates, or buyers can bring their own builder with prior approval.

 

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