How to Find the Right WNC Community if You Live out of Town

Often, home buyers neglect one of the most important steps in finding a new home: They skip doing research on specific communities.

Buying a home requires understanding your points of compromise. 69% of home buyers indicate that the overall quality of a community is the most important factor when making their purchasing decision. In fact, the least compromised feature for buyers over time is the quality of and distance to area schools—a key feature of local communities.

Especially if you’re moving to Western North Carolina from out of the region, finding the right community is an important factor in finding the right home. Avoid jumping right into searching beds and baths. Take the time to find the communities that match your priorities. Whether it’s schools, parks, or being close 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. Our five-step process lets you zero in on the community attributes that are most important to you. Here’s how to find the right community for you on

STEP 1: Choose the Area

Select one or all options to begin narrowing your search.

How to Find the Right WNC Community if You Live out of Town

STEP 2: Choose the Lifestyle

Often informed by the area you chose, we’ve segmented local communities to match specific lifestyles. If you’re not sure which lifestyle is best for you, check out all four options in this YouTube playlist.

STEP 3: Choose the Amenities

What makes you feel most at home? Whether it’s access to children’s programs and planned activities or the presence of gated security, you can pick as many or as few amenities as you need.

STEP 4: Choose the Activities

Is it important to you to be near education centers or shopping centers? Are you into the sounds of nature or the sounds of the symphony? Choose the activities that are most meaningful to you.

STEP 5: Adjust Proximities

It is crucial that you’re in close proximity to hospitals, airports, or the interstate? If not, adjust the distances here to see more options.

CONGRATULATIONS! You just found the best WNC community fit for you. Click through to read more about your chosen community and see homes and land for sale.

Begin Your WNC Community Search Now

Don’t fall in love with a home in a community that will leave you dissatisfied once the luster wears off. Begin your WNC home search by using the Beverly-Hanks Community Finder.


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 local 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.



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