492 Freemont Drive #77 in Leicester, NC 28748
Community: Leicester in Madison County
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Prime home-site with 270 degree long range views in the gated community of Whisper Mountain. Embrace yourself - 450 Acres of nature within the Southern Highlands of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Only 50 unique homesites nestled among gentle creeks, winding trails, and protected wild-lands. Tour Sky Valley Lodge, a magnificent, rustic owner's lodge crafted from 160 year old hemlock timbers harvested from the property as well as local Madison County stone harvested from nearby Doggett Mountain. The lodge is fully furnished with a massive stone fireplace, kitchen, dining and room for entertainment including fully equipped exercise room, sauna, spa, and multiple decks with long range and valley views. Within the gated community you can share the gardens, gazebos, waterfalls, flowing creeks, streams, and preserved land with miles of hiking trails. FIBER LINES ARE NOW ACTIVE AND HIGH INTERNET SPEED NOW AVAILABLE.
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Directions: From Asheville, NC - Patton Avenue to Leicester HWY (63N) - continue for 19 miles to the Whisper Mountain entry gate on the left, go through the gate (Gate Code Required - contact sellers agent for gate code). Follow Whisper Mountain Drive up the mountain past the Sky Lodge on your right. At the circle, take the 1st right onto Freemont Drive. Follow Freemont Drive to Lot #77. Lot #77 has a chain across the drive and a Beverly-Hanks, Realtors sign on the property.
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- High School: Madison
- Middle School: Madison
- Elementary School: Brush Creek
The unincorporated community of Leicester generally flies under the radar compared to bustling West Asheville or charming Weaverville. Even so, they’ve seen a 16% growth in population since 2000, making it a great place to discover and live for those in the know.
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Originally called Turkey Creek, the Leicester community was founded in 1829 with the establishment of a local post office. Frontiersman Leicester Chapman, an early Postmaster of that office, renamed the area for his own namesake, the Earl of Leicester. Today, the bucolic community is filled with local farms, artisans, and nature lovers who enjoy the quiet mountain views.
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LEICESTER REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION:
Leicester offers many amenities nearby or within minutes, including public, private, and charter schools; an extensive county library system; access to state-of-the-art medical facilities, including Mission Hospital, the largest in the region; and innumerable shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Leicester is also conveniently located near the Pisgah National Forest, as well as near the Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer's and cyclist's haven.
West Asheville: 17 minutes
Downtown Asheville: 22 minutes
Marshall: 22 minutes
Weaverville: 22 minutes
Canton: 23 minutes
Candler: 25 minutes
Asheville Regional Airport: 33 minutes
ABOUT BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC:
Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, but surrounding towns and neighborhoods in Buncombe County like Leicester offer small-town flair and varied amenities. The four-season temperate climate with average snowfall of only 13 inches makes year-round living easy. Average elevation is 2,165 feet above sea level with surrounding mountain elevations of up to 6,685 feet at Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Because of this broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world.
LEICESTER TAX RATES (2017):
Tax rates are per $100 of assessed valuation.
Leicester: $ 0.6790
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