As most developers know, access to parks, trails and open space can substantially increase a property’s value. Many residents will pay a premium for proximity to nature-focused amenities that improve their quality of life.
Here are seven apartment communities located on sites with easy access to biking, walking and other outdoor recreation opportunities:
Chapter at the Streets, St. Charles, Missouri
245-unit community currently under construction, steps from the 240-mile Katy Trail, a recreational rail trail that follows Lewis & Clark’s route along the Missouri River.
Hub13, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Wingspan Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Co.
300-unit garden-style apartment community next to an 11.4-acre nature preserve with wetlands.
Modera Katy Trail, Dallas
Mill Creek Residential
114-story, 217-unit apartment community on the northern terminus of the Katy Trail, a former railroad train path, overlooking Highland Park in Uptown Dallas.
The Shops at Big Deahl, Chicago
Mixed-use, mixed-income development that will include three buildings with 487 residential units centered around a new public park that will connect to the Wild Mile, Chicago’s first eco-park.
The Reed, Chicago
41-story, 440-residence community under construction along the Chicago River within a master plan that includes a 2-acre park and a river walk.
Waterford Bay, St. Paul, Minnesota
Four-story, 243-unit apartment community along the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area designed to engage with the river through a mix of public and private spaces.
Wildhorse Village, Chesterfield, Missouri
80-acre mixed-use development that will include 8.3 acres of public green space, 1.5 miles of bicycle lanes and 2.2 miles of walking paths circling the lakefront and connecting with the Riparian Trail, which follows Chesterfield Creek.