California’s Northern California Delta region can soon expect a new residential community – Delta Coves, a “wildly water-centric” real estate development in Contra Costa County, is currently under construction.
Aimed at celebrating the laid-back boating lifestyle the Delta is famous for, the project will feature approximately 560 waterfront residences with private boat docks, a 230-slip marina and a private club, the Island Camp, a 4,500-square-foot activity hub, complete with a clubhouse, fitness facilities, pool area, event lawn and a picnic pavilion upon completion. Real estate offerings will comprise four product lines, with 1,800-4,000-square-foot single-family homes ranging from $700,000 to $1.2 million. In conjunction with the completion of the first six model homes, sales will launch in spring 2019.
Delta Coves is situated in a prime location, just four minutes from “fast water” at the gateway to 1,000-plus miles of waterways for unlimited boating, fishing and water sports pursuits. The development is an hour east of San Francisco, an hour northeast of San Jose and Silicon Valley, an hour southeast of Napa and 45 minutes east of Oakland by car. Additionally, BART’s new Antioch Station, which is only eight miles away, will offer easy commutes to future homeowners.
The California Delta is formed at the western edge of the Central Valley at the crossroads of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. The American, Mokelumne, Cosumnes and Calaveras Rivers feed into the two major rivers. The Delta flows west through a maze of 57 islands and channels, then on to San Francisco Bay, finally joining the vast Pacific Ocean.
In all, the Delta boasts 57,000 acres of navigable waterways. As the largest freshwater estuary on the West Coast of the Americas, this vital resource supplies fresh water to more than 23 million Californians, provides habitat to hundreds of distinct species of wildlife and sustains hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland that produce about 45 percent of the nation’s fruits and vegetables.
Photos courtesy of Claire Marshall.
New To The Cliffs Collection is the Creekside Farm with Community Garden And Golf Ridge Cottages With Scenic Views
By Samantha Myers
“It’s an exciting period of growth at The Cliffs, with the ongoing developments in both the Walnut Cove and Mountain Park communities,” says Kent Smith, president of Cliffs Land Partners. “With these distinct new offerings, we are continuing to expand our portfolio of unparalleled lifestyle and real estate opportunities that offer an elevated experience and quality of life to our residents.”
The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury residential mountain and lake club communities in the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains between Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, as well as Clemson, South Carolina. Located at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, a 20-minute drive from Asheville, is Creekside Farm, a new property featuring 18 homesites with pastoral views of a 60-acre working farm and Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course.
“We have just launched an organic farm inside the gate. People have a strong interest in farm-to-table and we have been a little challenged in the planned community to fit that into an otherwise country club setting,” says Smith. “We decided to put it inside the community of walnut cove — we have a full-time farm manager, property manager, and people can get their fresh vegetables and produce and take it back to their homes without ever leaving the gate.” Complete with a barn built in 1932, the “agri-hood” will continue to supply members with fresh produce each week.
Also new to The Cliffs is The Golf Ridge Cottages at Mountain Park, which offers 22 home and homesite packages atop a picturesque ridgeline at the southernmost edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
“We’ve seen a trend to more modest square footage, we’re seeing more empty-nesters who don’t want 6,000-square-foot homes, they want around 2,800- to 3,200-square-foot properties. Consequently, the properties are under a million, in the $800,000-900,000 range with beautiful views. We’re just breaking ground in that area.” Finish packages on these homes, planned by luxury builder Arthur Rutenberg Homes are available in Mountain Rustic of Craftsman style.
“Most planned communities are architecturally appealing and offer a wellness center and amenities,” says Smith. “The one big difference for us, The Cliffs, is where we’re located. We’re surrounded by 1 million acres of National Forest in a temperate year-round climate.” Besides its seven clubs, seven golf courses, and 6 wellness centers, the suite of amenities offered at The Cliffs include boating, watersports, a marina, beach club, cycling, paddle sports, tennis complexes, an equestrian center, hiking trails, wakeboarding and more.
“The person that comes here tends to be really immersed in the outdoor recreation and setting for themselves and their families,” says Smith. “Here you get all four seasons without too much of any in particular. Because of that, what we’ve come to see is a really active inbound population. We’ve got lots of people that like to hike and bike. The director of cycling for The Cliffs has ridden in 17 Tour de Frances. So much of the riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains is not unlike riding through the countryside in France.”