Agriculture community in Warren County centers around farm

Agriculture community in Warren County centers around farm (WKRC)

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A local home developer is creating a different style of community living.

It's something Ohio has never seen before.

The unique neighborhood might bring folks back to their roots.

It's a different style of living. One with animals and produce grown right in your back yard.

Leslie Ratliff and her family own more than 140 acres of land in Warren County. They decided to use it as Ohio’s first “agri-community.”


“Everyone that's moving in whose home is being built, I know their name and family and a little about them,” said Leah Lauchlan, who bought one of the 17 plots of land as a part of phase one of the Aberlin Springs Project.

“So crazy blessed to be a part of this movement that's happening,” said Lauchlan.

Lauchlan says an idea like this is one she's thought about, but couldn't put a name on it.

"What I find is most people are buying the concept even before they buy the lot or the house,” said Home developer Leslie Ratliff.

Ratliff says Aberlin Springs has been a concept, she never thought could be real.

With the non-GMO produce and meats that will be provided for residents, her hope is to truly bring out the sense of community.

"It is a dream come true. I had this vision of creating a community where we were more connected and I think that's coming through,” said Lauchlan.

“This is really special. I don't think we ever stop and think about how special it is,” said Ohio State Senator Steve Wilson.

Senator Wilson says because this idea of Aberlin Springs isn't common, that without the hard work from the Ratliff's and their team this first ever agri-community would never have existed in Ohio.

The developer has a few more lots to sell in this first phase of Ohio’s first agri-community.

They say that it's probably going to take five to seven years to build all the homes.


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