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Solar-Powered Events

Could you imagine your event being completely powered by solar energy? You can hold an event that is both sustainable, beautiful, and entertaining at Painters Hall. People who have rented Painters Hall think of it as a retreat-like atmosphere with trees, green space, and the creek that runs just outside. It's a versatile space with an area to show slides for a presentation and cute nooks for break-out sessions. The space can also turn into a dance floor with a large front porch to enjoy evening gatherings while the sunsets. We have an area that easily turns into a ... Read more

Sustainable Community

Meet Melinda, Jeff, and baby Elliot. Melinda and Jeff hail from Central Oregon and were looking to live in a more sustainable community. When the offer to move to Salem for a new job happened, they started their search for a place to call home. A place that would be a warm, welcoming, sustainable, and a safe neighborhood for the new bundle of joy they'd soon be welcoming into the world. "Jeff has always wanted to live in a house with green technology." - Melinda When it comes to living sustainably Melinda says, "Jeff has always wanted to live in a ... Read more

Book Optional Book Club

Neighbors have started up a resident Book Optional Book Club! You may be thinking, "How come the books are optional in this book club?" Well, some of the neighbors admitted that they just don't get around to reading the book when they've attended book clubs in the past. So, why should anyone feel bad about not reading the book? There are plenty of ways to enjoy a book, and one is sometimes hearing another person talk about what they've found out from reading the book. Others like a preview of sorts, and are okay with hearing spoilers before they ... Read more

Meet Steve and Karen

Meet Steve and Karen. They've lived in Salem for over 30 years, and were drawn to Pringle Creek Community right from the start. The couple wanted to downsize and were already environmentally conscious. They found it appealing that there was not much yard work, but they could also live in an ecologically friendly place. Steve thought the LEED Certification was a great feature, especially with his background in energy conservation. The feel of being in nature, but also living in an urban environment was also a draw. In fact, living here, reminds Steve of Black Butte, in Central Oregon. ... Read more

Meet Iyad and Carol

Meet Iyad and Carol. Hailing from the Midwest, they were looking to live somewhere with better weather that was closer to the ocean. A place where they could take off to do more outdoor recreational activities, take in a show at the theater, taste some fine wine, and even participate in some environmental stewardship. They were wanting a home that looked out into the trees, like their home in Ohio did, and to live where there is more open space. With over 12 acres of shared green space, there's room to stretch out and take a walk about the ... Read more
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