TIME Magazine Highlights Atlanta Community, Serenbe

Friday February 15, 2019

Wellness Communities: Can Where You Live Change Your Life?

Chattahoochee Hills, GA (Feb 15, 2019) Serenbe is a leader in the wellness
movement, recognized as the top wellness community in the country, featured in TIME
magazine's "Wellness Communities: Can Where You Live Change Your Life?". Serenbe
is leading the $134 billion trend of Wellness Real Estate highlighted by The Global
Wellness Institute (GWI) Research Report, Build Well to Live Well. The TIME article
states, “These developments are designed to maximize the physical, social, emotional
and mental health of residents and promote environmental sustainability for the
community at large” according to researcher Katherine Johnston of GWI. “None of this
is complicated,” says (Serenbe Founder, Steve) Nygren regarding his approach to
promoting environmentally sustainable and healthy living. “It’s all pretty much how we
lived 80 years ago.”

Connecting people to nature and each other is Serenbe's vision and we do that by
creating a place filled with fresh food, the arts, acres of preserved natural lands and our
Biophilic ModelTM of building. Over the years, we are proud to have been recognized as
a leader in the Agrihood Movement, by the Urban Land Institute and national media,
such as CBS Sunday Morning, Bloomberg, Smithsonian, New York Times, Fast
Company and many more. Serenbe is also known for extensive arts programming with
year-round artist residencies, a top ballet theatre, Terminus, and Serenbe Playhouse,
winner of a Schubert Foundation Grant, recognized by Playbill as Top 20 Regional
Theatre in the country and soon to be announced as a global innovative company by a
top national publication.

Highlighted in the February 4th Atlanta Business Journal as a "$2 Billion First of It's Kind
Mixed Use Development" Serenbe continues to be at the forefront on many trends on
how to live well and build community. Serenbe also strives to be a platform for
conversation, change and leadership. The Third Annual Biophilic Leadership Summit,
April 7-10, was created by and is hosted at Serenbe each Spring, an exclusive
gathering of city planners, educators, land planners, designers and policy makers. Also
hosted each Spring is the James Beard Foundation's Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and
Change and we are honored each Fall to support Ray Day honoring the sustainable and
environmental legacy of Interface Founder Ray C. Anderson.

Serenbe's model of building comes out of a deep love of and connection to nature
known as biophilia, this belief combined with Founder Steve Nygren's extensive
hospitality background come together to create a new kind of community development,
a wellness community, where anyone can enjoy spending the day, come for a weekend
or stay for a lifetime. The TIME article notes “Your office by be LEED certified or offer 
wellness perks, but most people don’t choose the building they work in. What they can
choose is the type of place they live.” Read the entire article and more about Serenbe in
the Time Special Edition “Wellness: Finding A Healthier You” available only on
newsstands, through May 17, 2019. Article PDF attached.

About Serenbe
Founded by the Nygren family, Serenbe is a biophilic community connecting people to
each other and to nature through design. On the edge of Atlanta, the community of
over 700 residents is set among 1,200 acres of forests and meadows with over 15 miles
of nature trails that connect 360 homes and five restaurants with a 25-acre organic
farm, multiple shops and businesses. Focused on wellbeing, Serenbe invites everyone
to experience hundreds of days of cultural programming including outdoor theatre from
Serenbe Playhouse, a 27-room Inn, Acton Academy elementary school and extensive
health and wellness services. The best reason to live here is the life here. Serenbe.com

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