brow wood

Location: Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Purpose: Residential development
Acres: 210

Brow Wood is a 210-acre, master-planned mountaintop community located on the western ridge of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. Designed for active adults seeking to stay physically, mentally and spiritually active, Brow Wood features a collection of architecturally-designed and custom homes, as well as three on-site, state-of-the-art independent living, assisted living and memory care facilities.

Brow Wood is designed for individuals who have an appetite for living active, healthy and happy lives and desire to refresh their professional and personal passions and maintain a higher quality of life.

Development challenges

  • Planning began during the height of The Great Recession
  • No funding available for real estate land development
  • Lack of sites with services and utilities
  • Site had no highway access
  • Site had no sewer access
  • Site located outside city limits of Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Concept had initial opposition from community

development solutions

  • Owner financed purchase of the land
  • Secured private equity funding for development
  • Pre-sold nearly $2 million in lot sales
  • Identified site to secure with services and utilities
  • Working with Georgia Dept. of Transportation for highway access
  • Negotiated sewer service with the City of Lookout Mountain, Georgia
  • Relocated development outside city while growing community trust

site plan