With its cloud-grazing peaks, temperate valleys, and unique urban communities, Western North Carolina offers you many ways to Life the Life You Choose.
In fact, we believe that this is one of the reasons why the region is so popular among luxury buyers from all over the world. It is just as easy to live a rural equestrian lifestyle in Polk County as it is to live in a high-end condominium building overlooking bustling downtown Asheville. You don’t have to look far to find an artfully designed modern golf community near Hendersonville or enjoy the charm of a historic neighborhood like Biltmore Forest.
From outdoor adventures to sustainability, smart homes, and quality design, WNC has a top selection of luxury homes in a variety of settings. Discover how you can Life the Life You Choose in Western North Carolina.
Live the Rural Lifestyle: Luxury Homes in Private Settings
Of the many different ways to live in Western North Carolina, one way is uniquely woven into our history: the rural lifestyle. The rural lifestyle offers unparalleled opportunities for connecting with nature, stewardship of the land, and living a self-reliant outdoor lifestyle.
We describe the rural lifestyle as living outside the city limits on three or more acres of minimally restricted land. Areas around Madison and Yancey Counties offer distant mountain views and nearby fishing and canoeing. Southern Polk County offers more level land, suitable for raising horses in proximity to the $100 million Tryon International Equestrian Center. Areas throughout the region offer space to stretch and grow—sometimes closer to city centers than you would imagine.
Here’s just one example of local homes suited to the luxury rural lifestyle:
4957 HWY 80, BURNSVILLE 28714
$2,500,000 | MLS#: 3289160 | This is truly a one-of-a-kind estate, spread out on 10 acres with distant mountain views. The main house has an open floor plan, clear cedar ceilings, and eight fireplaces to keep you warm on a cool day. Horse stalls with future build space give you space to grow, while a guest home with two master suites offers plenty of space for visitors. This property is also offered with the entire 58 acres, equipment building, and gate house for $4,000,000.
Live the Urban Lifestyle: Luxury Homes near City Centers
If you feel at home with art and activity at your doorstep, and mountain views from your balcony, then WNC’s urban lifestyle may be right for you. Asheville’s thriving downtown, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, creates an environment like no other. Since its revitalization in the mid 1990s, Asheville has quickly made a name for itself, offering some of the best restaurants, art galleries, and music venues found anywhere in the world.
Live in the heart of cosmopolitan culture, cuisine, and entertainment. Luxury homeowners on nearby Town Mountain have only to coast downhill to the heart of downtown. And Asheville’s urban condominiums are just a few steps from all the city has to offer—and only a short drive from world-class outdoor activities.
Here’s just one example of local homes suited to the luxury urban lifestyle:
21 BATTERY PARK AVENUE #404, ASHEVILLE 28801
$1,100,000 | MLS#: 3292534 | Don’t miss this opportunity to live in the heart of downtown Asheville! This beautiful open condo boasts long-range views and dreamy sunsets, while only steps away from world-class restaurants, breweries, shopping, and entertainment. Special amenities include secure off-street parking, fitness center, and a communal rooftop deck and social room. Additional storage room is also included!
Live the Planned Lifestyle: Luxury Homes in Planned Communities
Planned communities are those designed to deliver a specific lifestyle for their residents. We enjoy a wide variety of planned neighborhoods in WNC, each with a unique character and constellation of amenities. Homeowners who enjoy the planned community lifestyle appreciate that all their needs were considered before the first shovel hit the dirt.
The locations of each of our planned communities were thoughtfully chosen to enhance each community’s given lifestyle. Some are built around high mountain tee boxes, others around urban villages, and still others were built to deliver perfect mountain living just outside the city limits. Amenities like golf courses, wellness centers, hiking trails, restaurants, and lakes provide the foundation for active lifestyles.
Here’s just one example of local homes suited to the luxury planned community lifestyle:
98 RAVEN CLIFF LANE, ARDEN 28704
$3,950,000 | MLS#: 3215656 | Designed by Architect Mark Sinsky, the spectacular Raven Cliff Manor has it all. Enter and be welcomed by beautiful vaulted ceilings. Almost every room offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains through amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. A three-sided granite fireplace compliments the spacious living area that features gorgeous gothic-style windows. A state-of-the-art kitchen with Viking appliances and a wine tasting room with custom iron gate and curved stone ceilings round out the area. The private master suite includes a sitting area, dual baths, and an exercise room that opens to the outside. The lower level contains a spacious pub room and a professional golf simulator for all of your entertainment needs. Undoubtedly, this is the very best value in the Cliffs at Walnut Cove, the Asheville area’s only gated golf community.
Live the Historic Lifestyle: Luxury Homes in Historic Neighborhoods
Most would agree that when you’re in a historic neighborhood, you know it immediately. Yet, no two are quite alike. Many of WNC’s historic neighborhoods feature diverse architectural styles, mature landscaping, and unique community identities. In Asheville, neighborhoods in Montford, Kenilworth, Grove Park, and Biltmore Forest were developed over a century ago. Many neighborhoods near Hendersonville, Waynesville, and Burnsville also have strong histories and community ties.
The essence of historic neighborhoods is captured in time—there simply is no substitute. Whether it’s majestic oak trees along the sidewalk, mature landscaping that provides the perfect dose of privacy, or a common history enjoyed by generations, historic neighborhoods just improve with age.
Here’s just one example of local homes suited to the luxury historic lifestyle:
28 HILLTOP ROAD, ASHEVILLE 28803
$1,722,000 | MLS#: 3211757 | This classic traditional must surely reflect what Edith Vanderbilt had in mind when she conceived the idea of Biltmore Forest. The home has a substantial presence on a gorgeous lot, and is now on the market for the first time 40 years. Additions made in 2000 include a main-level master wing, plus a spacious kitchen. The covered rear tiled veranda overlooks the deep back yard bordered by woods for coveted privacy. Additional features include a generator, environmentally certified fireplace flue liner, irrigation, heated garage, and three-zone A/C.
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 buying a Western North Carolina luxury home that suits your lifestyle of choice, our experts at Beverly-Hanks are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent.