Mars Hill

35.8264, -82.5493 Mars Hill Market Information

Located in a mostly rural, exceedingly picturesque part of Madison County, Mars Hill is a small town that's big on mountain traditions.

There are 1,800 residents within the town limits, and 11,000 within a 5-mile radius of downtown. Mars Hill sits close to Interstate 26, offering quick access to Asheville, which is 15 miles south. The state's border with Tennessee is just 11 miles north.

The largest local institution, Mars Hill College, contributes much to the character of the town. A private liberal arts school with an enrollment of 1,200 students, the college is affiliated with two Baptist institutions. It was founded in 1856, making it one of the oldest educational facilities in Western North Carolina.

The college's artistic and cultural offerings are considerable. The Rural Life Museum preserves and presents artifacts of traditional Appalachian communities, and the Weizenblatt Art Gallery shares both visiting exhibitions and student and staff works. The 1,800 seat Moore Auditorium hosts frequent concerts and other performances.

The Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, founded in 1975, has become one of the region's top theater draws. The focus of its work is a summer season of five distinct productions, ranging from musicals to dramas to comedies, along with plays that highlight aspects of mountain heritage. The performances take place in one of the most historic buildings on campus, Owens Theatre, which also features student- and staff-written productions.

Mars Hill's college's dance team, the Bailey Mountain Cloggers, has won 18 national championships and helped preserve the practice of traditional mountain dancing.

In 2010, Mars Hill College spearheaded a partnership of local groups to promote a unique and overlooked part of the town's history, the Anderson Rosenwald School, which served the county's black elementary students from 1930 to 1965. Long in disrepair, the school is now being refurbished as a community center.

The college has also developed some renowned athletic programs. Its men's cross country team has won many a title, and in 2011, the cycling team won the NCAA Division II national championship. Its indoor swimming pool is open to the public (for a small fee) during select, regularly scheduled hours each week, and the recently installed Disc Golf Sanctuary is open as well. The course, noted for its natural beauty and sloping design, traverses a mile-and-a-half circle around part of campus.

Mars Hill Recreation Park, which is operated by the town, offers more options for exercise, with tennis courts, a ball field, basketball courts, a playground and a public outdoor swimming pool that's open in the summer. And the privately owned, well-stocked Rainbow's End Trout Pond is a favorite among local anglers.

Come winter, nearby Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is open for business. One of North Carolina's top-rated slopes, Wolf Ridge welcomes visitors of any skill level. The resort recently expanded its operations, and now offers 82 acres of terrain for skiers and snowboarders.

The area around Mars Hill is rich with other outdoor opportunities, including nearby stretches of the Appalachian Trail, numerous other trails in the Pisgah National Forest, and the fishing- and paddling-friendly French Broad River.

The mountains around Mars Hill are also filled with music. The town's most famous native was the late Bascom Lamar Lunsford, also known as the "Minstrel of the Appalachians." Born in 1882, Lunsford was a folklorist and performer who spent decades collecting mountain stories and songs. To celebrate and continue his legacy, each October, Mars Hill College hosts the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival. The event features mountain music concerts, "picking circles" where anyone with a fiddle, guitar or banjo can join in to swap songs, dancing, storytelling and traditional crafting demonstrations.

From June through August, the town stages the Mars Hill Music & More Summer Series, a free monthly event that brings folks out for music and dancing. Throughout the year, the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center's 250-seat theater hosts musical performances ranging from the classical to the traditional.

Most commerce in Mars Hill is relatively small-scale, independent and local. The Mars Hill Merchants Coalition helps tout the benefits of shopping locally, which are amply demonstrated at the Madison County Farmers Market. Open Saturdays from April through October, the market features a cornucopia of locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with handmade preserves and mountain crafts.

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HOMES AND LAND IN Mars Hill

Below is a selection of properties in Mars Hill. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

352 Northern Orchard Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3424399
158.940 acr

$1,189,997

352 Northern Orchard Road
Mars Hill 28754

310 Panther Knob Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422883
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2318 Hsq ft  ·  8.690 acr

$597,000

310 Panther Knob Drive
Mars Hill 28754

352 Northern Orchard Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422777
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2892 Hsq ft  ·  158.940 acr

$1,189,997

352 Northern Orchard Drive
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 13 River Bend Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422057
6.350 acr

$60,000

Lot 13 River Bend Drive
Mars Hill 28754

1190 Old Murray Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3407713
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1375 Hsq ft  ·  10.310 acr

$245,000

1190 Old Murray Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 6 Forest Ridge Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3413845
2.620 acr

$63,900

Lot 6 Forest Ridge Drive
Mars Hill 28754

0 Calvin Edney Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3403431
5.750 acr

$695,000

0 Calvin Edney Road
Mars Hill 28754

0000 Metcalf Creek Loop in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3389824 Under Contract-Show
13.440 acr

$49,000

0000 Metcalf Creek Loop
Mars Hill 28754

525 Cascade Street in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3380333
5 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3491 Hsq ft  ·  14.350 acr

$1,025,000

525 Cascade Street
Mars Hill 28754

175 Little Pond Pass in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3375395 3D Home Tour
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3007 Hsq ft  ·  3.040 acr

$575,000

175 Little Pond Pass
Mars Hill 28754

0 Beech Glen Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3368708
21.000 acr

$229,000

0 Beech Glen Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 1 Walnut Cove Road #1 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3356272
0.690 acr

$22,000

Lot 1 Walnut Cove Road #1
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3246165
0.690 acr

$3,400

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane
Mars Hill 28754

9999 Jordan Branch Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3229325
21.170 acr

$149,900

9999 Jordan Branch Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #14 Woodhaven Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219457
0.500 acr

$13,500

Lot #14 Woodhaven Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #40 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219463
1.470 acr

$23,500

Lot #40 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #41 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219470
2.390 acr

$26,500

Lot #41 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #42 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219475
1.550 acr

$23,500

Lot #42 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #43 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219480
0.500 acr

$13,500

Lot #43 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #11 Quail Ridge Road #11 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3217910
1.000 acr

$16,900

Lot #11 Quail Ridge Road #11
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #12 Quail Ridge Road #12 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3217914
1.000 acr

$16,900

Lot #12 Quail Ridge Road #12
Mars Hill 28754

000 Hwy 19 Highway in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3147942
10.000 acr

$99,000

000 Hwy 19 Highway
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 29 Tar Heel Drive #29 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3146589
0.968 acr

$26,100

Lot 29 Tar Heel Drive #29
Mars Hill 28754

L30 Walnut Cove Road #30 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3145030
1.070 acr

$32,000

L30 Walnut Cove Road #30
Mars Hill 28754

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Properties in Mars Hill

Below is a selection of properties in Mars Hill. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

352 Northern Orchard Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3424399
158.940 acr

$1,189,997

352 Northern Orchard Road
Mars Hill 28754

310 Panther Knob Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422883
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  2318 Hsq ft  ·  8.690 acr

$597,000

310 Panther Knob Drive
Mars Hill 28754

352 Northern Orchard Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422777
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  2892 Hsq ft  ·  158.940 acr

$1,189,997

352 Northern Orchard Drive
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 13 River Bend Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3422057
6.350 acr

$60,000

Lot 13 River Bend Drive
Mars Hill 28754

1190 Old Murray Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3407713
3 bed  ·  1 ba  ·  1375 Hsq ft  ·  10.310 acr

$245,000

1190 Old Murray Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 6 Forest Ridge Drive in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3413845
2.620 acr

$63,900

Lot 6 Forest Ridge Drive
Mars Hill 28754

0 Calvin Edney Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3403431
5.750 acr

$695,000

0 Calvin Edney Road
Mars Hill 28754

0000 Metcalf Creek Loop in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3389824 Under Contract-Show
13.440 acr

$49,000

0000 Metcalf Creek Loop
Mars Hill 28754

525 Cascade Street in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3380333
5 bed  ·  4 ba  ·  3491 Hsq ft  ·  14.350 acr

$1,025,000

525 Cascade Street
Mars Hill 28754

175 Little Pond Pass in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3375395 3D Home Tour
4 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3007 Hsq ft  ·  3.040 acr

$575,000

175 Little Pond Pass
Mars Hill 28754

0 Beech Glen Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3368708
21.000 acr

$229,000

0 Beech Glen Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 1 Walnut Cove Road #1 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3356272
0.690 acr

$22,000

Lot 1 Walnut Cove Road #1
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3246165
0.690 acr

$3,400

Lot 344 Tearshirt Lane
Mars Hill 28754

9999 Jordan Branch Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3229325
21.170 acr

$149,900

9999 Jordan Branch Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #14 Woodhaven Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219457
0.500 acr

$13,500

Lot #14 Woodhaven Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #40 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219463
1.470 acr

$23,500

Lot #40 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #41 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219470
2.390 acr

$26,500

Lot #41 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #42 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219475
1.550 acr

$23,500

Lot #42 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #43 Quail Ridge Road in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3219480
0.500 acr

$13,500

Lot #43 Quail Ridge Road
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #11 Quail Ridge Road #11 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3217910
1.000 acr

$16,900

Lot #11 Quail Ridge Road #11
Mars Hill 28754

Lot #12 Quail Ridge Road #12 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3217914
1.000 acr

$16,900

Lot #12 Quail Ridge Road #12
Mars Hill 28754

000 Hwy 19 Highway in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3147942
10.000 acr

$99,000

000 Hwy 19 Highway
Mars Hill 28754

Lot 29 Tar Heel Drive #29 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3146589
0.968 acr

$26,100

Lot 29 Tar Heel Drive #29
Mars Hill 28754

L30 Walnut Cove Road #30 in Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 - MLS# 3145030
1.070 acr

$32,000

L30 Walnut Cove Road #30
Mars Hill 28754

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