Blackhawk Community in Pflugerville, Texas boasts greenbelts, but what exactly is a greenbelt and why is it important for your family?
A greenbelt is a section of land and a policy to retain areas of largely undeveloped, wild, or agricultural land surrounding or neighboring urban areas. Greenbelts are wonderful for improving the air quality in a neighborhood by preventing the overdevelopment of suburban areas. Greenbelts protect natural plant and wildlife who make their homes in these areas, and protect the unique character of the land. Greenbelts act as a natural washing machine for its surrounding areas by cleaning the air and water around it.
Another wonderful quality of greenbelts is that they provide areas for people to hike and enjoy nature, as well as observe and learn about the native plants and animals who reside there with them. Families who live near greenbelts can take advantage of nature without the long drive to the country. Families are encouraged to spend more time outdoors than inside connected to devices. People who feel more connected to nature also have an improved quality of life.
There’s also an increased feeling of safety knowing that there’s a greenbelt between your home and, say, a busy highway or a crowded shopping center. As most greenbelts are protected, you won’t have to worry about anyone building right behind your property. The natural surroundings are a much nicer view than the back of a restaurant dumpster.
Blackhawk Community encourages your family to bond together by enjoying their greenbelts. What is your favorite benefit of living near greenbelts?