THE EARNHARDT GROUP - Triangle Midtown Realty
THE EARNHARDT GROUP - Triangle Midtown Realty
Eclectic, innovative, welcoming, fun and quirky are words often used to describe this wonderful city of 93,000 situated in beautiful Western North Carolina. Locals have long known about the beautiful Art Deco and Arts and Crafts movement architecture, great shopping, historic attractions, wonderful climate, excellent healthcare facilities and a plethora of outdoor activities. Now throw in a wonderful little airport and exploding dining, music and arts scenes…..and Asheville now has all the necessary ingredients to be considered a truly international destination.
Asheville was incorporated in 1797, but the area’s history dates back centuries. In fact, Native American pictographs at Paint Rock in nearby Hot Springs, NC date back 5000 years. Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto visited the area in 1540. George W. Vanderbilt II chose Asheville to build the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest private residence, between 1889-1895. And the world famous Grove Park Inn has been visited by ten US Presidents, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Hellen Keller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John D. Rockefeller, and Harry Houdini, among many others.
And you will love the location. The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway runs directly through town, providing access to points north and south. Asheville is located only 2 hours from Charlotte, just over 3 hours from Atlanta, and 4 hours from both Nashville, TN and Charleston, SC. Easy day trips in the area include Hendersonville, Brevard, Chimney Rock State Park, Highlands/Cashiers, DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Park, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, and Mount Mitchell (the highest point in the Eastern US). There is world class whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking in the immediate area and there are ski slopes within an hour of town.
And Asheville is FUN!......with more breweries per capital than any other US city. You don’t get named “Beer City USA” or “Happiest City in America” for nothing! Asheville was named the #1 “US Destination You Need to See in 2017” by Lonely Planet. Click on the following below to see TITLES and ACCOLADES Asheville has earned…..https://www.exploreasheville.com/press-room/ranked-rated/
Downtown – The pulse of Asheville. Wonderful shopping, dining, and nightlife. Primary shopping areas/streets include Lexington, Biltmore/Broadway, Wall Street, Patton, and the River
Arts District. The up and coming South Slope area along Coxe Avenue has a number of popular breweries. The immediate downtown area offers a number of upscale condominium options.
Montford – Montford has long been recognized as one of Asheville’s premier neighborhoods. Much of the neighborhood, whose houses date from 1890-1920, fell into disrepair following the Great Depression but has seen a renaissance in the last 20+ years. Residents love its proximity to downtown, UNCA, and the beautiful Victorian mansions and Arts and Crafts bungalows. Montford is well known by visitors for the large number of Bed & Breakfasts in the area.
Five Points – Small, up and coming area just north of downtown with a Trader Joe’s!
Kenilworth – Popular neighborhood with a hilltop setting and lake features a wide range of architectural styles, including Tudor revival and Craftsman style bungalows. Kenilworth is well located, bounded by the Mission Hospital complex, Biltmore Village and The Asheville Mall.
WECAN/Chicken Hill – West End Clingman Avenue Neighborhood is perched on hills overlooking the River Arts District (RAD). Funky WECAN has enjoyed a renaissance after years of decline, due in large part to its proximity to the RAD.
Eskine-Walton – Traditionally middle class homes, the area is garnering newfound attention from young families and investors due to its proximity to downtown, the hospital complex and the River Arts District.
Albemarle Park/Norwood Park – Cute neighborhood with a large number of Arts and Craft bungalows near popular Charlotte Street. Easy access to downtown.
Grove Park – One of Asheville’s premier neighborhoods bordered by the iconic Grove Park Inn and Country Club. Here you will find larger homes in traditional styles dating to the 1920’s.
Town Mountain – Exlusive neighborhood with cliffside homes overlooking downtown Asheville.
Lakeview Park/Beaver Lake – Lakeview Park is a lovely, established neighborhood located north of downtown along Merriman Avenue. Famed landscape architect John Nolen designed Lakeview Park in the 1920’s with the assistance of Frederick Law Olmstead. Beaver Lake, the focal point of the area, is collectively owned and maintained by residents of the neighborhood. The Country Club of Asheville is located directly adjacent.
Olivette – A nationally recognized agri-community of high-end custom homes located northwest of town and one of the only neighborhoods in the area built directly on the French Broad River. Community amenities include a riverfront shelter, a private island with trails, community garden, community farm, kayak/canoe access, and a dog park.
Reynolds Village and Reynolds Mountain – Mixed use community of shops and apartments and luxury homes with spectacular views. Located north of Beaver Lake but only a short drive to downtown. Newer construction.
Ventana – Luxury gated eco-development in beautiful wooded setting north of Beaver Lake. Newer construction.
Versant – Premier luxury gated community in mountain top setting just north of town. Newer construction.
Wildcat Cliffs – Ultra-luxurious gated community with spectacular views, located along Town Mountain Road north of downtown.
Biltmore Forest – One of Asheville’s premier neighborhoods near the Biltmore Estate and home to the Biltmore Forest Country Club. Biltmore Forest is actually an incorporated town (established 1923). Actress Andie MacDowell was a long-time resident.
Biltmore Park – Very popular mixed use development in rapidly growing South Asheville. Biltmore Park is best described as an urban village setting, with a range of housing (newer construction) and excellent shopping (REI, Barnes and Noble, and a 15 seat multiplex cinema can be found here). The Biltmore Park homes along Overlook Rd are particularly attractive. Newer construction.
The Ramble – Luxurious gated community located directly adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway, just south of Biltmore Forest. One of the premier neighborhoods in the Asheville area. Newer construction.
Cliffs at Walnut Cove – Luxurious gated community of mountain homes built around a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course. One of the premier properties in the Asheville area. The wellness center is an extremely impressive amenity. Newer construction.
Oak Forest – Popular, established neighborhood in South Asheville that is convenient to shopping, Biltmore Park and downtown. Updated ranch homes with a mid-century bent.
Royal Pines – Popular established neighborhood in Arden (southern Buncombe county) with smaller homes and a mid-century bent.
Oakley/Sayles Village – Cute up and coming area in the shadow of Biltmore Village. Traditional middle class neighborhoods that have seen an influx of young professionals.
Beverly Hills/Haw Creek – Beverly Hills is an established area adjacent to Municipal Golf Course with a number of smaller mid-century homes. Haw Creek (directly across Hwy 70/Tunnel Rd from Beverly Hills) sits in a valley in close proximity to Asheville Mall. It backs up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and has several well maintained parks. The Creekside Taphouse is a popular neighborhood gathering spot.
Southcliff – Desirable luxury gated community in a beautiful mountain setting, yet just minutes from downtown in Fairview, NC. Newer construction.
Sovereign Oaks – Luxury gated community of newer construction, high-end homes located on beautiful rolling hills near the campus of Warren Wilson Cottage.
West Asheville (Lucerne Park, West Asheville Estates, Pisgah View) – Cute, smaller bungalows in funky, fun West Asheville. Haywood Avenue has a number of very popular restaurants, bars and music venues. West Asheville was a traditionally middle class neighborhood that has seen a large influx of young families and those with a creative bent.
Crest Mountain – Luxury gated community with eco-built homes and nice views of downtown Asheville. Newer construction.
Biltmore Lake (Candler) – A beautiful master-planned lake community set inside over 1000 acres of forest. One of Asheville’s premier neighborhoods in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and the French Broad River.
Enka Village – Adjacent to Biltmore Lake. Cute brick homes in a mill village dating back to 1929.
The Views at Rose Hill (Leicester) – Attractive gated community with beautiful views, located about 20 minutes north of town in Leicester. Newer construction Arts and Crafts style cottages.
Cliffs at Walnut Cove (Arden)
Biltmore Forest Country Club (Biltmore Forest/Asheville)
Country Club of Asheville (Asheville)
Grove Park Country Club (Asheville)
Reems Creek Golf Club (Weaverville)
High Vista Country Club (Mills River)
Kenmure Country Club (Flat Rock)
Champion Hills (Hendersonville)
Cummings Cove Golf and Country Club (Hendersonville)
Hendersonville Country Club (Hendersonville)
Rumbling Bald Resort (Lake Lure)
Municipal Golf Course (Public Course/Asheville)
Broadmoor Links (Public/Fletcher)