Finding the right community is as important of a factor in your home search as finding the right home. Avoid jumping right into searching beds and baths. Take the time to find the perfect community to match your priorities. Whether it’s schools, amenities, green space, or proximity to health care, it’s important to know all of your options.
With more than 100 communities in Western North Carolina from which to choose, it can be hard to know where to start in your community search. The new home communities in this post represent some of the best locations in the region. Check them out below and discover the best community in which to Live the Life You Choose.
With 62 acres of shimmering mountain lake right in the neighborhood, it’s easy to see why so many Biltmore Lake residents are content to stay home on the weekends. Life at Biltmore Lake can entail a variety of activities on the water, in the Clubhouse, or at one of the community’s recreation centers. From enjoying the outdoors to social events, there truly is something for everyone within easy reach. And a short walk along a nearby trail can instantly transport you into all sorts of natural wonders, with a chance to share those discoveries with friends.
Gently carved from the Blue Ridge Mountains, Champion Hills was founded in 1988 by a small group of investors looking for an amazing golf experience in WNC. Tom Fazio was so inspired by the land that he joined the project as both designer and investor in 1989. Today, Champion Hills is a debt-free community and a premier country club that is entirely owned by its members. It is located just eight minutes from downtown Hendersonville and all the shopping, dining, microbreweries, medical care, and events that the town has to offer.
Fox Run Preserve
This small gated community’s design invites you to make the most of life in the WNC mountains. In a private natural setting just 10 minutes from vibrant downtown Hendersonville, historic Flat Rock’s Fox Run Preserve is a serene Biltmore Farms Community with large wooded lots and abundant open space. With only 44 homesites on 86 acres, more than a quarter of the land is dedicated to green space, a community pond, parks, and walking trails. Fox Run Preserve is a special place to simplify and enjoy privacy, nature, and convenience.
Grand Highlands at Bearwallow
The community of Grand Highlands is just that—a place with a communal spirit shared by all the homeowners. A desire to own a home at the wondrous place. A yearning to embrace a lifestyle on one’s own terms instead of living one mandated by others. A community that comes together in celebration, yet can also enjoy peace and solitude. Residents enjoy full access to a welcoming Grand Lodge with expansive verandas, as well as events (big and small) at the Community Barn.
Ensconced in a natural setting with views of the mountains, lake, and preserved green space, this once prosperous, 163-acre dairy farm is now a planned community offering the opportunity to enjoy living life to its fullest. Each Hollabrook Farm home allows you to enjoy the cheerful sounds of the morning or gaze at the stars and harvest moon hanging above the Blue Ridge Mountains. Hollabrook Farm’s front-porch living is all about being “home” but “out.” At Hollabrook, impromptu gatherings and drinks under the stars aren’t upgrades.
Located in beautiful Arden, Hyde Park is an Arts and Crafts-style new home community with land and home packages starting at $260,000. All of the homes built in Hyde Park are site-built with a completion time of approximately 8–10 months from start of construction. Standard features include a natural gas furnace, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors in the main living areas, cement board siding, a natural gas range, granite countertops, and covered front porch.
Keswick Hills is a premier, low-density, eco-friendly, private gated community in South Asheville, only nine miles from downtown. Life at Keswick Hills is convenient, while maintaining the ambiance of a secluded mountain retreat nestled in nature’s warm embrace. Living in a thoughtfully planned community that promotes green living and respects environmental preservation has never been so close. Mountain living close to everything, but a world away.
At Olivette Riverside Agrihood, you can tube from the top of our shoreline all the way to Azalea Island and run back for a quick river adventure. Or stroll/run along the eight-mile trail system, play a game of Frisbee on the green, take the kids to Deerberry Playground, or throw a line in the river for some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in the world. Grab a community Red Bike, stash or charge your smartphone in one of the Unplug Stations, trade a book in one of the two Little Free Libraries, and truly connect with and enjoy the outdoors.
Pinchot Forest is a luxurious gated community located in beautiful South Asheville, offering the ultimate blend of privacy and convenience. The community is home to only 22 expansive estate homesites ranging in size from 1.6 to 3.4 acres, affording you a peaceful life surrounded by virgin forest with long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And only a few minutes away, you’ll enjoy the bevy of shopping, dining, and entertainment options available to residents of the most vibrant and sought-after city in the Southeast.
Poplar Ridge is a planned gated community in scenic Western North Carolina. It is situated within the vibrant South Asheville area, minutes from shopping, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and active downtown Asheville. Perched on a hill off of secluded Pinners Cove, it has elevations from 2,300–3,300 feet. Many home lots and common areas have majestic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
The Ramble Biltmore Forest
Come to a place where every detail still matters. Where the neighbors are as interesting as the places they call home. Come take a closer look at these handcrafted homes nestled in Asheville’s most unique private luxury community. You’ll have a hard time determining where the park stops and your home begins. You will be proud to come home the Ramble Biltmore Forest. The Ramble’s location offers the best of both worlds, where you can enjoy the ease of convenience while living among 1,000 acres of preserved woodlands.
A private, gated community in Asheville, SouthCliff delivers nature at your doorstep. Just outside your front door, more than six miles of hiking trails wind their way throughout the landscape. Natural vegetation and poplar groves frame neighborhood parks. A camping site set high in the mountains offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience mountain living in luxury at SouthCliff.
55 South Market
Luxurious, upscale, and timeless, these eco-friendly homes feature the best in smart home technology and hand-crafted design. Appealing outdoor spaces invite you to breathe in the fresh mountain air as you prepare meals at the outdoor kitchen and grilling station, enjoy supper in the alfresco dining space, and socialize with neighbors and friends around the fire pit and in the gathering area. Building amenities include on-site parking, a resident elevator, trash chutes, and controlled building access.
Town Mountain Preserve
None of the fuss of a high amenity, resort style community here. Instead, you find understated simplicity and privacy, embracing nature with high-quality construction and extra attention to detail. Town Mountain Preserve is a private neighborhood with a community park and a sense of place and permanence. The community’s guiding principle is “less is more.” Whether you’re looking for a seasonal mountain retreat or a full-time Asheville residence, Town Mountain Preserve is a community that will stand the test of time, growing more beautiful as the years go by.
All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, we believe it is important for you to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. If you would like more information about living in one of WNC’s luxurious new home communities, our experts at Beverly-Hanks are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about buying homes and land in Western North Carolina.