With its cloud-grazing peaks, temperate valleys, and unique urban communities, Western North Carolina offers you many ways to Live Abundantly.
In fact, that’s one reason 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.
WNC has a top selection of luxury homes in a variety of settings. Discover how you can Live Abundantly in WNC.
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 internationally renowned 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:
1338 Cane Creek Road in Fletcher
$1,895,000 | MLS#: 3316744 | This 38-acre luxury farmstead is Ideal for horse lovers, with limitless possibilities. The 1925 farmhouse is surrounded by spectacular views, gentle terrain, woodlands, and pastures, and enjoys creek frontage. A 7,000-square-foot octagonal barn is outfitted with six stalls, water, power, a tack room, an office, a bathroom, and a viewing platform/storage area. Nearby trails and a professionally installed, lighted riding ring round out the experience.
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 1990s, Asheville has made a name for itself. Today, it offers 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 #708 in Asheville
$1,850,000 | MLS#: 3595415 | Don’t miss this rare opportunity to live sky high in the heart of town! This penthouse condo boasts panoramic eastern exposures of the Downtown Asheville skyline, while only steps away from world-class restaurants, breweries, shopping, and entertainment. Enjoy luxurious appointments, including floor-to-ceiling windows, a wet bar flanked by a massive distressed brick wall, a cozy media room with built-in shelving, two separate balconies, and plenty of storage.
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 within these planned communities appreciate that all their needs were considered before the first shovel hit the dirt.
Each of our planned communities was thoughtfully located 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 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:
305 Piney Knoll Lane in Hendersonville
$1,450,000 | MLS#: 3557740 | Enjoy year-round, long-range mountain views from almost every room in this well-appointed mountain home. Rich mountain finishes complement the large open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Relax in the spa bath, get cooking in the chef’s kitchen, host movies in the media/bonus room, or build a space of your own in the garage workshop. An outdoor kitchen features a large, built-in gas grill, stone fireplace, and vaulted ceilings.
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 only improve with age.
Here’s just one example of local homes suited to the luxury historic lifestyle:
195 Kimberly Avenue in Asheville
$2,300,000 | MLS#: 3575272 | This historic, luxury Mediterranean-style home sits on a double lot in North Asheville’s prestigious Grove Park neighborhood. Across the street from the Omni Grove Park Inn’s golf course, the graciously updated home boasts seven bedrooms, high ceilings, and quality finishes. The current owners spent six years restoring the home, including replacing all of the 90-plus windows and refinishing the original floors.
All real estate is local. In order to make confident real estate decisions, it’s important to have timely and neighborhood-specific information. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about buying luxury homes and land in Western North Carolina. View all Beverly-Hanks real estate listings.