Located halfway between Asheville and Chimney Rock, the community of Fairview was settled in the late 18th century and called Cane Creek until the early 1800s. Today, Fairview is home to an estimated 3,000 people.
For several hundred years, people have been attracted to Fairview’s rolling land and mountain views. With space to roam and proximity to the region’s hottest attractions, Fairview is currently experiencing plenty of new housing and business development. But the community is also determined to maintain its commitment to quality agriculture and traditional mountain living.
Next time you’re in the area, take a scenic drive through this cozy community and discover the many farms, crafters, and outdoor destinations that define Fairview, NC. Here are some great locations to add to your itinerary.
Farms Near Fairview
Farm-to-table has always been the lifestyle of choice in Fairview. From the locally famous jams of Imladris Farm to the milk supplied from Ramsey Dairy Farm that is distributed across the region, much of our area’s local produce and farm products originate in Fairview. Visit the local farmers market or tour Fairview farm stands. There are more than a dozen locations to pick up farm-fresh plants, produce, dairy, and more.
Beer and Wine Near Fairview
Asheville is nationally known as Beer City, USA. But nearby communities hold their own against the sudsy behemoth, and Fairview is no exception. Grab a locally sourced pint of beer at Whistle Hop Brewery, whose taproom is built from a retired train caboose. Or try something a little different. Bee & Bramble is a small winery that celebrates the magic of honeybees. Enjoy one of their distinctively dry and floral honey wine blends.
WNC Cheese Trail
The WNC Cheese Trail allows you to connect directly with cheesemakers. See where your favorite cheeses are crafted and buy fresh cheese straight from award-winning cheesemakers. The cheese producers range from goat milk to cow milk, and from new operations to pioneers in the artisan cheese movement. In Fairview, visit Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery, Looking Glass Creamery, and Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
Art and Antiques Near Fairview
For many of our mountain communities, art galleries and related retail outlets are some of the most common businesses found in revitalized main streets and town centers. The unincorporated community of Fairview is no exception. The area is home to a number of local artists whose work is on display across the region. You can also visit New Moon Marketplace, an eclectic shop with a wide variety of antiques and farm-fresh finds.
Hiking Near Fairview
The privately owned Bearwallow Mountain is just a short hike from Fairview (pun intended). The mountain rises to 4,232 feet above sea level, and it has a signature open pasture on its northwest slope. Thanks to a conservation easement, the grassy peak is open to the public. Hike the new Bearwallow Mountain Trail straight to the top and enjoy expansive views of Mount Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, and the Balsams.
See the beauty of Fairview for yourself!
Read more about Fairview, see more photos, or search for homes in the area, from our Beverly-Hanks Fairview community page.