Discover Life At The Grow
Inspiration from the past breathes life into a secluded setting where a new community emerges that seamlessly blends into the rural landscape.
Quietly tucked away and masterfully executed, The Grow provides a haven for those who seek harmony with the land and an exceptional lifestyle with a strong sense of tradition, community and family.
Destined to be a landmark community, The Grow welcomes its residents and visitors with a fluttering signature windmill standing tall above weathered split rail fencing that leads to a nostalgic town center which serves as the gateway to down to earth neighborhoods, a 9 acre revenue-generating working farm, 21 acres of community gardens, edible walking trails, pastoral spaces, fishing ponds, lakes and lush wetlands.
Compatible with Nature & Neighbors
Compatibility was paramount in the design of The Grow. Growing a new community on once rural land requires sensitivity to the surrounding area and a commitment to preserve nature over density. To achieve the goal of blending in without standing out, The Grow takes advantage of the existing natural landscape along Lake Pickett Road and South Tanner Road to create a 100 foot thick buffer between the community and roadways. Natural vegetation visually shields the development from passersby preserving the rural streetscape. A conscience decision to keep 100 feet of landscape for separation versus razing it for home sites demonstrates the priority of compatibility.
Residential estate lots, or “Farmettes”, with homes on the inside of the 100 foot thick natural vegetative buffer are up to one acre in area and measure at least 150 feet wide. This lot width is consistent with neighboring parcels just outside of The Grow. This ensures a comparable transition from existing nearby lots to new. And while adjacent newer communities have an average of 4 homes per community acre, The Grow’s residential density is just 2.49 homes per community acre. This modest ratio has significantly less impact on the land leaving expansive amounts of open space to maintain a rural environment and provide acres of common area for farm and garden inspired amenities.
By design, The Grow appears to have been part of the landscape for many years and everything else grew up around it.
The Farm & Gardens
The premier feature of The Grow is the 9 acre farm where a team of agriculturists manage and maintain the land to grow an array of foods for the community, farm-and-table restaurant, local vendors and more. The farm also serves as an educational venue for schools and social groups to attend programs created by the agriculturists to learn about plants, soils and farming techniques.
An extension of the farm are the community gardens. These gardens are integrated into the neighborhoods for residents to grow their own vegetables, fruits or flowers. Residents will have the educational support of the on-site agriculturists to help ensure their gardens flourish throughout the seasons.
Meandering throughout The Grow are edible walking trails. Hike through the community while gathering fruits, berries, nuts and more. Walking has never tasted so good or so informative as you learn about the foods along the trail.
At the heart of The Grow is an authentic wood barn where folks gather for social events, parties, meetings and even weddings. The rustic architecture and serene setting provides a relaxed atmosphere that is more country than club, and perfectly suited to celebrate any special occasion.
Adjacent to the barn is The Grow’s farm-and-table restaurant, where foods grown and raised on the farm are freshly prepared by talented chefs and served in a casual setting overlooking colorful gardens. This truly is the essence of sustainable living and exclusive to The Grow.
What’s a farm without a produce stand? The Grow holds weekly farmer’s markets at the town center for residents to buy and sell fresh goods from the gardens and farm. Visitors are welcomed to shop the market, meet the farmers and explore local boutiques and cafés at the town center. This will be a destination and event you’ll routinely want to attend.
Other notable amenities include an equestrian facility, neighborhood parks and an elementary school.
Gracefully carved into the natural landscape are the residential neighborhoods that wind around ponds, lakes, wetlands and trails for a secluded rural feel. Mindful of the environment, The Grow is designed with 55% total open space which contributes to 7% less pavement than most new communities providing more green space which encourages residents to walk or ride bikes to the parks and community amenities.
A diverse range of homes are available with lot sizes ranging up to one acre for a true county estate. One of the hallmarks of The Grow is the architectural aesthetics adopted to mimic the stylistic details synonymous with rural homes and farm houses of the 1940’s. Vintage styles crafted by highly respected area home builders create an entirely new definition of living on the farm. The Grow is the epitome of modern living that is rooted in the past.
Living in The Grow is access and seclusion all in one. The Grow is located just east of the 408 off SR 50 and is within minutes of some of Orlando’s major employers. This prime location puts you near everything you need while staying close to home.
PROJECT NOTE: This is our vision for The Grow and how we anticipate life lived in this farm and garden community. The Grow is a planned community that has been conceptually designed and is currently going through the approval process within Orange County. Copy expressed on this site is for presentation purposes only as it relates to the proposed development.