Asheville North Carolina Preferred Properties
In the heart of North Carolina’s magnificent Smoky Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina is home to the luxurious Biltmore Estate; those seeking preferred properties in Asheville can expect similar settled and sought-after ambiance.
Exclusive properties around Asheville include Biltmore Forest, Reynolds Mountain and Ivy Cove which all pitch at the luxury end of the real estate market and have some of the finest elite Asheville homes.
The Butler Mountain Highlands offers country living in a gated community and must be among the most preferred properties in Asheville. A total of 12 lots of between 10 and 12 acres ring this majestic wooded mountain setting with a common area of five acres at the top. Lot prices start at $425,000 and go to $1.6 million for the most spectacular views and settings. The properties are within 12 minutes of central Asheville.
Historical luxury homes abound in the planned residential development of Biltmore Forest which became a township in 1923 and, in the 1990s, a preserved historic district with strong preservation ethics and ordinances. It’s about six miles from the center of the city and many homes have driveways with magnificent stands of hardwood as well as wildflowers and rhododendrons and azaleas. Properties priced over the $1 million mark, at the time of publication, are set in one to four acres of land.
Adjacent to Biltmore Forest and the Broad River is the flourishing gated community of The Ramble-Biltmore Forest, where home sites start at $350,000 and are 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Ducker Mountain dominates the scenery with surrounding mountains as supporting acts.
Home sites go up to $1 million in nearby Biltmore Lake, a three-community, 62-acre lake development north of Asheville. Fox Glen will appeal to mountain home seekers and equestrian enthusiasts looking for building lots up to $1 million and the view to match. This mountain retreat, between Asheville and Henderson has stables and a wide range of trails. The Peaks at Wolf Ridge Resort is high enough to talk about “easy access to the skifields” and has lots costing up to $2 million. The gated community north of Asheville has an onsite airport.
A jewel in the list of preferred properties is The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, where homes go up to $8 million and where lots start at $300,000. The gated community features a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and plenty of walking trails, wellness center and swimming and tennis amenities.
High on list of preferred properties in Asheville are some that give more than a passing nod to green living. The unique Sunset Park is in the downtown area and cleverly designed homes combine luxury, green and urban living concepts. The houses start in the mid $400,000s and buyers can chose from eight designs in selecting one of the 15 in the park. Green living features include radiant heat floors and roof rainwater collectors and the luxury of walking to downtown restaurants and entertainments, along permeable walking paths, another contribution to the environment.
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