Thursday, November 8, 2007

New Vineyard Communitee

As the growth of golf course communities begins to diminish, what is the next big thing? It could be "vineyard living", that is either building committees around existing [or in place of] vineyards or planing grapes during the construction of a new development. The growth of the us wine market is on pace to become the largest in the world by 2015 so why wouldn't that fascination include our housing habits. In the last three years, at least 10 of these developments have opened or broken ground in Arizona, California, Idaho, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington and many more or in the works. For a vineyard owner, this could be the best of all worlds - own a vineyard, have "tenants" to help offset the high cost of owning so much land and built in customers [or even workers in the case of smaller markets like Rhode Island]. I say let's plant some vines around all those golf courses and create some truly amazing and valuable properties.

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