Western North Carolina is a mosaic of warm, welcoming communities. That’s one of the reasons why the region has soared in popularity in recent years! It is just as easy to discover a private rural community in Waynesville as it is an urban condominium building overlooking bustling Asheville, an artfully-designed master planned golf community in Henderson County, a home just off the upcoming Ecusta Trail in Brevard, or an historic neighborhood like Biltmore Forest.
With more than 130 communities highlighted on beverly-hanks.com, it can feel overwhelming to begin your home search. That’s why we broke them down to help you find the best WNC lifestyle for you. Whether you’ve called the region home for a lifetime or you are just learning about us, now’s the time to discover how you can Live Abundantly in WNC.
Here’s a breakdown of the four main types of communities in WNC so you can find the perfect one for your lifestyle.
Are Historic Communities Right for You?
Do you enjoy homes representing architectural styles of years past? Or homes that have been updated to create the perfect blend of yesterday and today? Then, a historic community may offer the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s majestic oak trees along a sidewalk, mature landscaping that provides the perfect dose of privacy, or a common history enjoyed by generations, historic neighborhoods only improve with age.
Many of WNC’s historic neighborhoods feature diverse architectural styles, mature landscaping, and unique community identities. Yet, no two are quite alike. For instance, the town of Laurel Park features Jump Off Rock, with breaktaking 180-degree views. It’s one of the region’s many natural gems. In contrast, the identity of the Grove Park neighborhood in Asheville is centered around the historic Omni Grove Park Inn, which has a beautiful golf course and a world-renowned spa.
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There are more than two dozen historic communities in WNC, including:
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Are Rural Communities Right for You?
There is space in rural WNC for raising horses, raising gardens, or just raising yourself to the peace and quiet the morning brings. Do you appreciate having room to spread out and enjoy a quieter, slower pace of life? Do you want to nurture the land? A rural community may be the right fit for you.
Rural communities offer unparalleled opportunities for connection with nature, stewardship of the land, and living a self-reliant, outdoor lifestyle. A rural life means room to spread out, to create your own space and way of living, and to live in a way that has been valued for hundreds of years. People in rural communities share their property with the deer, turkeys, and other local wildlife that visit often but are rarely ever a bother. It’s where “getting away from it all” doesn’t mean living away from it all.
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There are more than 40 rural communities in WNC, including:
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Are Urban Communities Right for You?
If you feel at home with art and activity at your doorstep and mountain views off your balcony, then an urban community may be right for you. WNC’s urban centers are not only just a few steps from all the city has to offer, but just a short drive to world-class outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, and more.
Asheville’s thriving downtown, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, is an environment like no other in the world. The central business district features some of the best restaurants, art galleries, and music venues found anywhere. Over the last decade, Asheville has quickly become a national name for its diverse culture and laid-back lifestyle. Anyone who has spent even a short time in Asheville can see why it’s been voted the happiest city in the United States!
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There are more than a dozen urban communities in Asheville and across WNC, including:
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Are Planned Communities Right for You?
Homeowners who enjoy planned communities appreciate that all of their needs were considered before the first shovel ever hit the dirt. WNC enjoys a wide variety of planned neighborhoods, each with a unique character and constellation of amenities. If you want to enjoy the benefits of a thoughtfully designed community, one built around you, then you should consider one of WNC’s planned communities.
The locations of many of our great planned communities in WNC were chosen to enhance each community’s chosen lifestyle. Some are built around high mountain tee boxes, others around urban villages. Still others 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.
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There are more than 100 planned communities in WNC, including:
- Champion Hills
- The Cliffs at Walnut Cove
- Ecusta Crossing
- Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain
- The Ramble Biltmore Forest
- Rumbling Bald Resort
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Which WNC lifestyle best matches you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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