When planning Ryan’s Crossing, our development team knew they wanted to offer future residents more than just luxury new homes. They wanted to highlight the natural, untouched beauty of Pittsboro, North Carolina. By creating a conservation community, they were able to achieve that goal by creating a neighborhood that combines quality home design and natural beauty with endless opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
What is a conservation community?
The mission of a conservation community is a commitment to saving large areas of land from environmental deterioration. However, the benefits of conservation communities extend beyond the local area, reaching a larger population as well as the economy.
From inception, this type of land model provides a unique alternative to standard development that is used for many housing communities. Instead of focusing on the number of homesites or what additions can be incorporated, a conservation community looks strategically at both the land and the future development to create a mutually beneficial plan. This mutualistic approach puts emphasis on both maintaining and enhancing the land, while creating a beautiful landscape for future residents to enjoy.
In addition to the ecological benefits, conservation communities also help to inspire other nearby neighborhoods, towns, and cities to follow suit with regards to sustainable development, especially as “green” home building practices become more commonplace.
Best of all, conservation communities can help the economy! Providing endless opportunities for education, ecotourism, and more, the benefits of areas like Ryan’s Crossing stretch far beyond its borders.
Conservation at Ryan’s Crossing
Ryan’s Crossing has a rich history that helped inspire a great deal of its layout. Of its 114 acres, 46 are 100% dedicated to conservation. This protected land also provides wildlife habitation, recreational space for Ryan’s Crossing residents, and awe-inspiring views.
Our two custom homebuilders — Horizon Custom Builders and ICG Homes — further the practice of sustainability into the luxury homes they build with energy-efficient details such as tankless water heaters and sealed crawl spaces. Hand-picked for their reputation and precision of work, our award-winning builders are dedicated to adding to — not taking away from— the incredible land on which Ryan’s Crossing was built.
Location & more
Within the sitemap of this sought-after conservation community, you’ll also find hiking trails, stream front homesites, and a yoga pavilion, encouraging even more overlap between wellness and residency.
Furthermore, Jordan Lake Recreation Area is just south of Ryan’s Crossing, making it easy to enjoy the great outdoors (outside of the neighborhood) with fishing, boating, and water sports.
In fact, our community is conveniently located to all the major attractions that Triangle residents love in Wake, Orange, and Chatham counties. From Research Triangle Park to Carrboro, you’ll always have the choice of easily leaving your oasis to work and play in nearby cities and towns.