Western North Carolina is a mosaic of warm, welcoming communities. It’s one of the reasons why the region is so popular! 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 community in Henderson County, or a historic neighborhood like Biltmore Forest.
With more than 120 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 fit 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 the Life You Choose in WNC.
Are Historic Communities Right for You?
If you enjoy homes representing decades of architectural styles and 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 Western North Carolina’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 best gems of WNC. 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 27 historic communities in WNC, including:
Are Rural Communities Right for You?
There is a space in rural Western North Carolina for raising horses, raising gardens, or just raising yourself to the peace and quiet every morning. If you appreciate having room to spread out, enjoy a quieter, slower pace of life, and want to nurture the land, then 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. It 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 North Carolina 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 43 rural communities in WNC, including:
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 12 urban communities in WNC, including:
Are Planned Communities Right for You?
Homeowners who enjoy planned communities appreciate the fact 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 benefit of a thoughtfully designed community, one built around your lifestyle, then you should consider one of WNC’s planned communities.
The locations of many of our great planned communities were chosen to enhance each community’s chosen 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.
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There are more than 95 planned communities in WNC, including:
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 communities across WNC, 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.