Friday, June 29, 2007

Looking for the perfect resort community?

Pull out your wallets. Adrian Hands sent along this item from the NYT real estate section. Finally, a place we road riders can call home...
Pla d'Adet

WHAT Resort community aimed at cycling enthusiasts (it’s pronounced PLAH-da-day).
WHERE Just north of Greenville, S.C.
AMENITIES An extensive training facility and a spa, among others.
PRICES Homesites from $399,000.
STATUS Construction is scheduled to begin this fall, and the development will begin opening in 2009.
DEVELOPER Pla d’Adet Development Company.
CONTACT (864) 561-9134 or

DETAILS Headed in part by George Hincapie, the professional cyclist who has won several major events and was a teammate of Lance Armstrong, this more than 300-acre performance training center and residential resort is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest South Carolina. It will comprise 97 one- to two-and-a-half-acre homesites surrounding a village with a restaurant, a bike shop, the spa and the training facility, which will include an indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness center and cycling training rooms. The village area will also have three-bedroom chalet-style houses and one-bedroom town houses that may be used by owners — or their guests — for at least six weeks a year. There will be trails for running and cycling: a 4.6-mile rubberized loop and another seven miles of single-track mountain-bike trails. Some trails will link with popular cycling routes in the area. Greenville’s airport, about 40 minutes away, is served by major airlines.

Hmmm... both the prices, and the hills, look too steep for me.

Still, it'd be fun to borrow a cup of carbohydrates from your neighbor George.

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