Buncombe County months of inventory through May 1, 2013. We are still in a buyers market until we start to see MOI below 6 months. However, each neighborhood has different variables that and certain areas are selling very fast.
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The community of Fairview is located about 6-11 miles southeast of downtown Asheville via US 74A. Fairview is located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock. An estimated 3000 people live within Fairview’s boundaries.
Settled in the late 18th century, Fairview was called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. Cane Creek Baptist Church was established in 1806 and is one of the oldest churches in Buncombe County.
Fairview is the site of plenty of new development, offering large lots and community amenities. Cane Creek Pool in Fairview includes a pool, soccer fields, picnic sheds and concessions.
In addition to the newer communities Fairview has lots of open land with ample opportunities for privacy.
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Biltmore Forest is a planned residential community with a rich cultural history. The Town was planned by Mr. C.D. Beadle who had been associated with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted of Boston, planned the protection, preservation, and perfection of the natural beauty of the area that is now known as Biltmore Forest. Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, the Father of Landscape Architecture, planned his landscape to preserve the beauty of the natural environment and attempted to create a rural atmosphere although his designs were often located in cities. He was involved in the design of New York’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
In 1916, there was a substantial flood in Asheville, North Carolina that caused significant damage to portions of the Biltmore Estate. The affected land was sold to lessen the upkeep and tax burden on The Biltmore Company. The town of Biltmore Forest was chartered in 1923. The first houses were built on White Oak Road.
Biltmore Forest is one of south Asheville’s oldest and finest golf course communities featuring a Donald Ross designed 18 hole golf course and of course the prestigious Biltmore Forest Country Club.
With beautiful streetlights and thickly wooded lots, Biltmore Forest is one of the wealthiest towns in the country. Biltmore Forest is home to some of the largest estates and is one of the most desirable areas to live. Biltmore Forest Real Estate ranges on average between $300,000 to $6,000,000.
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Excerpt taken from blackmountain.org:
Since the Cherokee Indians settled here more than 10,000 years ago, folks have come seeking rejuvenation, contemplation, and introspection. The beautiful mountain scenery, variety of recreational activities, and friendly hometown feel, continues to attract many each year. Take a walk through historic downtown and discover numerous unique gift shops, galleries, and Appalachian-style craft stores, with local craftsmen often demonstrating iron works, dulcimer making, and throwing pottery. Enjoy a wide variety of nightly music at one of our famous venues.
From the most upscale cuisine, to country cooking and BBQ, the area is home to over forty restaurants sure to please any palate. Dine inside or outside, while enjoying the local flavor or celebrating a special occasion.
Activities abound – from a round of golf at Black Mountain’s famous 747 yard par 6 course (one of the longest in the world), to hiking and biking along the area’s numerous scenic trails. The area hosts many renowned festivals: Sourwood Festival, L.E.A.F. Festival, Black Mountain Art and Crafts Show, and Art in Bloom to name a few. Don’t miss the Swannanoa Valley Museum and Black Mountain Center for the Arts.
Make Black Mountain, North Carolina, in the lovely Swannanoa Valley, your vacation headquarters. Stay at a historic B&B, quaint cottage, country inn, or hotel while visiting some of the region’s greatest attractions. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park, are within a short drive. Sit and rock on our “Front Porch.” Stroll around Lake Tomahawk. Drink in the ever-changing mountain views. Luxuriate in the peace and fresh air. Visit Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley to discover the best that Western North Carolina has to offer.
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Excerpt taken from biltmorelake.com:
With 62-acres at your back door, it’s easy to see why it is tempting for Biltmore Lake residents to stay home on the weekends. Biltmore Lake is a welcome escape from an increasingly hectic world, with its picturesque lake reflecting the encompassing Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, NC.
Residents of Biltmore Lake enjoy many amenities, such as miles of trails, campsites, fishing, non-motorized boating, and playgrounds, along with tennis and basketball courts. A short walk makes chance encounters with neighbors and friends the norm, not the exception.
Biltmore Lake is the premier lakeside location for homes, townhomes and Asheville area real estate. With many options to purchase a home/lot package through our Cottage Collection, own a townhome in Rock Fish Cove or build a home in our Cedar Rock neighborhood, you’ll find a community elegant in it simplicity yet rich in detail, quality and craftsmanship.
Taken from www.visitweaverville.com: To learn more about living and doing business in Weaverville call me @ 828-551-3365.
Both Weaverville and the Reems Creek Valley have been a beacon to yearning souls since pioneers began settling in what was still Cherokee territory in the 1700s. The natural beauty of the area, the healthful climate and its proximity to Asheville’s urban attractions have made Weaverville the perfect blend of small town and big city.
Like Asheville, Weaverville in the 1800s was home to grand hotels, such as the Dula Springs Hotel and Blackberry Lodge, where Low Country visitors could escape the heat and pestilence of Southern summers. Author O. Henry spent some of his last days here, regaining his health before returning to New York City and squandering it again. Weaverville College, later renamed Weaver College, contributed a defined element to our small town for 60 years until it closed in the ’30s. The creation of Lake Louise, then known as Lake Juanita, in 1910 made Weaverville an idyllic destination in the country. A year earlier an entrepreneur by the name of Rex Howland built a trolley line that could carry hotel guests and day visitors the six miles from Asheville to Weaverville’s downtown for 35 cents, and in only 45 minutes.
Regrettably, Howland’s trolley line ceased operation little more than a decade later, but Weaverville’s reputation as a resort destination was established.
Six generations of Weaverville natives have been joined by transplants who share their town pride. Our town of 2,500 boasts several active civic groups, including those dedicated to beautification. Since 1990, the city has been named a Tree City USA every year. Today visitors come for our personal lifestyle as well as for the healthful mountain air and scenery. The grand hotels are gone, but the bed and breakfasts are thriving. The arts are blossoming as never before. Good food, good music, good shopping and a good rest are the legacy of Weaverville’s evolution.
To learn more about Weaverville visit www.visitweaverville.com.
Enka-Candler is a group of small communities located in the mountains just west of Asheville, NC with easy access to Interstate 40 and 26 and about 20 minutes from the Asheville Airport. Located in between Canton in Haywood County and Asheville near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park; outdoor activities are abundant and include mountain biking, road biking, canoeing/kayaking, golf, hiking, horseback riding, hot air ballooning, fishing, llama trekking (yes, you read it correctly), skiing, etc.
Enka High School, Enka Middle School, and Hominy Valley Elementary School and Candler Elementary are located in these communities. Area colleges include the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Warren Wilson College, Brevard College, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
The community of Skyland is located about 8 miles south of downtown Asheville and about three miles south of Biltmore Forest off US 25. One of the community’s highlights is Lake Julian. Lake Julian is a thermal lake that is used as a cooling agent for Progress Energy.
Lake Julian Park is a county park offering opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, picnicking and outdoor activities. It is also known as being an excellent lake for fishing with an abundance of bass, catfish and crappie.
Buncombe County residents can rent picnic shelters for family reunions, birthday parties or special events, and john-boats are available for rent as well. There are also 10 campsites within the park that are located along the lakeshore. Each campsite includes a tent pad, table and grill, and a community bathhouse offers restrooms and showers.