This post is sponsored by Whisper Valley. All Austin Common sponsors are screened by The Austin Common team to ensure they’re doing good for their employees, customers, our community, and the planet.
Whisper Valley, an eco-conscious master-planned community located just east of the SH-130 Tollway, invites the public to celebrate Earth Day at a unique, green festival on Saturday, April 23. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., enjoy food, fun and festivities while learning how to reduce your carbon footprint.
The event features guest speaker Paul Greenberg, author of “The Climate Diet,” in addition to a Farmers Market with local Austin vendors, Tesla test drives, a seasonal landscaping pop up shop, garden tours and take-home planting, composting and recycling lesson, a butterfly release, the Travis Audubon Society, food trucks, lawn games, kids activities, prize drawings, and tours of the net zero energy capable homes in Whisper Valley. Dogs are also welcome at the event!
Named Master-Planned Community of the Year at the 2021 MAX Awards, Project of the Year at the 2021 Austin Green Awards, and Best Master-Planned Community at the 2022 Residential Real Estate Awards, Whisper Valley is an innovative community featuring green homes and healthy lifestyle amenities.
Whisper Valley makes sustainable housing affordable thanks to the EcoSmart Solution, an innovative green energy service provider currently only found in this Austin community. Every home includes geothermal heating and cooling to reduce energy consumption by about 65 percent. Coupled with Solar PV, smart home technology and energy-saving home appliances, the EcoSmart Solution enables net zero capable living and helps homeowners enjoy average utility savings of $1,250 or more per year depending on personal energy behaviors.
Green living goes beyond the home in Whisper Valley thanks to an array of unique amenities including organic gardens managed by a community farmer, a resort pool, fitness facility, a dog park, lifestyle programming, and 700 acres of greenspace, parks and trails. Future amenities will include a 600-acre public park, retail and commercial, two school sites, a planned transportation hub and a fire station.
Situated 25 minutes from Downtown Austin, 15 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and 7 minutes from the new Tesla Gigafactory, Whisper Valley is part of the rapidly developing 130 Corridor. Homebuilders include Pacesetter Homes, GFO Home, AHA Dream Homes, Thurman Homes, CastleRock Communities and Terrata Homes with new homes starting in the upper $300s to $600s. Model homes are open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from Noon-6 p.m. on Sundays.
To learn more about Whisper Valley and the community’s Earth Day event, call 512-710-3799 or visit www.whispervalleyaustin.com. The community is located off of SH 130 along FM 973 in East Austin at 9400 Petrichor Blvd.