Located approximately 15 minutes east of Asheville, Black Mountain is fast becoming one of the best known secrets of the Asheville area. Often referred to as the “front porch” of Western North Carolina, the town has held on to its charm and beauty. Named for the Black Mountain Range, this town has a historic downtown area with more than 40 restaurants, many upscale gift shops, art galleries and book and craft stores. The town is appealing because it’s a “small town” community, a great place to raise a family; and a place where you can work in nearby towns and have an easy commute. Black Mountain is very appealing for those looking for a slower paced alternative to life in bigger cities. It also offers many different price points to fit almost any budget. For those looking for a little more adventure, the town is a great place for fantastic hiking, biking, boating and fishing.
Bordering a vast forest preserve, Catawba Falls Preserve is a gated community featuring secluded acreage home sites with stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest. You’ll feel like you’re a thousand miles away, yet you will only be minutes from the culture, careers and convenience of nearby Black Mountain and Asheville. With no time frame to build, you find your dream home location today and build when you’re ready. Catawba Falls is designated a Bluegreen Community, and offers acreage home sites from two to twenty acres. Catawba Falls is the place for people seeking a simpler life; a quiet retreat from the city, the security of a gated community, and the sense of being far away from it all. And when you’re ready for fun, you’re minutes away from the charm of Black Mountain and the sophistication and excitement of Asheville. Pricing begins at $100,000.
Cheshire Village is a vibrant, classically-inspired, health oriented community located in Black Mountain. Cheshire Village is dedicated to the preservation and growth of a genuine community; and its unique design fosters a natural way of life for residents and guests. Cheshire is designed to allow families, retirees, couples and singles to experience healthy living, education and nature all within a 5 minute walk of their home. Cheshire offers the pedestrian many paths, trails, sidewalks and narrow streets designed to encourage slow traffic. The neighborhood is designed to be diverse in both size and type of homes, yet blend in with materials that fit the mountain environment. At Cheshire, everything is within reach; a local café, walking trails, a community garden, resort and also a tennis and fitness club. Home prices range from $570,000 to $1.3 million. Lots begin at $79,000 and go to $265,000.
Montreat is a secluded mountain cove community east of Asheville nestled at the foot of Greybeard Mountain and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located in the far eastern portion of Buncombe County near the Eastern Continental Divide. The town is known for its great variety of flora and fauna, gently flowing streams and gorgeous mountain views. Many people consider life lived there is at a slower, more peaceful pace. There is no commercial development in Montreat, not even a traffic light. Most of the street s are narrow and winding, with much less vehicle traffic than other similar small towns. Multiple trails wind through hundreds of acres of wilderness surrounding the town, along creeks, across rustic bridges and through preserved woodland areas. House price range from the high $200’s to $1.8 million.
Settings at Black Mountain
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just 15 minutes east of Asheville, this gated community reflects the relaxed charm and artistic spirit that has made Western North Carolina so important to those of us fortunate to live here. The settings spans 360 acres and overlooks the town of Black Mountain and has spectacular views of the Blue Ridge. The newly completed clubhouse overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains and includes a hot tub, fitness center, sauna and pool. Construction is also complete on the children’s playground, the hiking trails and the stone greeter’s cottage. Homes are currently available beginning in the $700’s and lots can be purchased for as little as $100,000.