Looking for a relaxing getaway
from your busy life in Atlanta, but don’t want to travel far? You should
definitely put Serenbe on your radar. At a mere 40 minutes south of downtown
Atlanta, the wide open spaces of this bucolic getaway offer a chance to breathe
fresh air, connect with nature and ease your mind.
If you haven’t heard of it
before, Serenbe is a sustainably built community of houses and businesses
nestled inside acres of preserved forests and meadows in rural Chattahoochee
Hill Country. Steve and Marie Nygren bought the property decades ago for their
own family use and have since cultivated an award-winning eco-oasis where
dozens of families live, work and learn.
Serenbe welcomes visitors as
well, either to browse the community for a day trip or to stay at one of the inns.
Featuring a 25-acre organic farm, a seasonal farmers market, three
farm-to-table restaurants, horseback riding, a spa, outdoor theater from Serenbe
Playhouse, culinary events, festivals, shops and more, there is plenty to help
you unwind and enjoy a relaxing mini-break.
The first house at Serenbe broke
ground in 2004 and today the community is home to more than 420 residents and has
won numerous awards, including the Urban Land Institute inaugural “Sustainability
Award,” Atlanta Regional Commission “Development of Excellence” and, as one of
the first EarthCraft Communities, Serenbe was named “Development of the
Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who dearly loves Atlanta.
Curiosity is her compass as she roams around the city on a mission to discover
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