Steve and Honey Hurwitz are no strangers to Serenbe, they have basically been here since the beginning of Selborne, the first Hamlet built in the community.
Steve and Honey Hurwitz are no strangers to Serenbe, they have basically been here since the beginning of Selborne, the first Hamlet built in the community. They’re a lively couple who bring incredible life to the community, from the planning and development side to being members of the “Neuroplasticity” garage band and the “Ukeladies” (don’t worry, we’ll elaborate below). Hear Steve and Honey’s Serenbe experience directly from Steve and listen to the first episode of Season 6 of Serenbe Stories today. Hosts Monica Olsen and Steve Nygren, Serenbe Founder and Managing Partner, laugh and chat about how integral the Hurwitz’s are to the community.
Steve and Honey first moved to Serenbe because they were in search of a stronger sense of community. They wanted to know their neighbors and also live a more sustainable lifestyle. Steve jokes, this is the first time he’s lived anywhere without a garage, because that’s what we are used to in conventional, older developments. They lived in a Selborne townhome for many years and now reside in the Textile Lofts, which is Steve’s first time living in an apartment, and he’s really enjoying the apartment lifestyle in Grange. His background is in marketing and advertising, and has been an integral part of the planning and development side of Serenbe. He’s had experience running the Serenbe Business Association, which led him to working with Bosch as a consultant for builders and developers (Serenbe had the first Bosch Experience Center) and most recently is implementing Geothermal HVAC and infrastructure for homes and communities including Serenbe.
It’s not only the apartment life and geothermal planning that the Hurwitz’s are enjoying, but also their love of music and people. Steve is a member of the community band “Neuroplasticity”, which he calls a garage band (Steve loves this term straight from the sixties, when “kids would practice songs by The Beatles in their garages"). The band was formed by residents 60 years of age or older, who have no prior musical knowledge. The concept was to come together and learn to play instruments while creating new pathways in the brain, tying in a psychological component. Neuroplasticity literally means building new pathways and reinvigorating your brain. His wife, Honey, is also a member of the “Ukeladies”, which is a group of women who get together and play ukelele’s. Steve says, “you come to Serenbe and want to learn something, you do it”. Steve and Honey have also learned line dancing, painting and even have friends of all ages that they have traveled with around the globe. Needless to say, they found new life at Serenbe, new neural pathways and new friends since living here.
To hear Steve’s full story, tune into Serenbe Stories anywhere you can listen to podcasts.