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Jun
2016
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Bike-friendly neighborhoods to get your wheels spinning

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Fresh air, elevated mood and weight control, not to mention increased strength, balance, flexibility and endurance and improved cardiovascular fitness… It’s no secret that biking can boast big-time benefits.

 

Not only is cycling a great form of aerobic exercise (it’s much gentler on the joints than climbing stairs or running!); it’s also a practical, affordable, environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

 

The bottom line? Whether for work or play, biking has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. As a result, bike-friendly neighborhoods—designed specifically to appeal to two-wheel enthusiasts—are rolling out across the country. Typically located near schools, shops, restaurants and parks, these communities may offer wide streets, eye-catching scenery, elaborate trail systems and, in some case, bike-share programs.

 

If you’re searching for a new home in a neighborhood where your family can pedal freely, here are three exceptional, bikeable communities to get your wheels spinning:

 

Shearwater ~ St. Augustine, FL ~ From the low $300s

Thirteen miles of winding trails run through this 1,500-acre community in the heart of St. John’s County.ShearwaterCommunity1573_RET_W

 

Cadence ~ Henderson, NV

This inspired masterplan near Las Vegas boasts 450 acres of open space with parks and trails, plus a free bike-share program for residents!
Symphony at Cadence ~ From the mid $200s
Toccata at Cadence ~ From the upper $200s
Crescendo at Cadence ~ From the low $300s

 

Tehaleh ~ Bonney Lake, WA ~ From the upper $300s

A breathtaking Mt. Rainier backdrop sets the stage for scenic trail rides through pines and wetlands at this popular Pacific Northwest community, which offers approximately 1,750 acres of open space.IMG_8302.W_tcm7-280579

 

For more information or to find a bike-friendly neighborhood near you, visit RichmondAmerican.com today!