Away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Weaverville is attracting newcomers because of its small town, friendly atmosphere.
Located in the northern section of Buncombe County, Weaverville is about 10 miles north of Asheville via I-26. Weaverville land and real estate is especially appealing to those who prefer a pastoral setting.
With about 2,500 residents, the town has a traditional Main Street lined with restaurants, specialty shops, churches and entertainment. Weaverville real estate is mostly spacious, rural property and planned subdivisions.
In 1920, the creation of Lake Louise (then called Lake Juanita) helped promote Weaverville’s resort-like charm. The lake remains one of the central recreation areas in Weaverville, located southeast of Main Street at the intersection of Merrimon Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. Lake Louise underwent renovation in 1987 and now includes a walking trail, picnic areas with barbeque grills, a playground and workout center. Fishing is allowed with a permit.
One of Weaverville’s biggest tourist attractions is the Vance Birthplace, a five-room log house that was once the home of Zebulon Baird Vance. Vance was a Civil War officer, governor of North Carolina and U.S. Senator. Located in the Reems Creek Valley, the Vance birthplace visitors center highlights the life of the North Carolina figure and hosts special events throughout the year including a Christmas open house and candelight tours in December.
Another one of Weaverville’s draws is the Reems Creek Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course that was rated four stars by Golf Digest and features a driving range, clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts. The community that surrounds Reems Creek spans 260 acres of rolling hills and serpentine streets offering many different Weaverville homes that include condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes.
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