Blog :: 05-2018

5 Reasons People Love Living in Western North Carolina

Cold Mountain North CarolinaNo doubt we could list hundreds, no, thousands of reasons we love living in North Carolina, and Western North Carolina specifically. But, we figured we’d let others do the talking, so we’ve rounded up 5 reasons people think living in WNC is awesome.

1. From’s “23 Reasons Why North Carolina Might Just Be the Best State Ever

“If you want to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, the Tar Heel State doesn’t disappoint. The Appalachian, Blue Ridge, and Great Smoky Mountains all thread their way through the western part of the state, and it’s where you’ll find some of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi.”

2. From Only in Your State’s “Here are 20 Reasons Why Living in North Carolina is the Absolute Best

“You’ll never run out of delicious new restaurants to try. North Carolina’s food scene is consistently ranked as one of the best, and most progressive in the nation. We have tied with states like California on notable lists for “best restaurants” in the country.

3. From U.S. News & World Report

“For many residents, the primary draw is the area’s prime access to outdoor activities. The metro area is located a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which features opportunities for seeing wildlife and stunning vistas, and hiking miles of trails.”

4.  From “Life in Western North Carolina

With mountain living comes plenty of access to streams, lakes, and rivers throughout Western North Carolina...Or, keep it simple and head to one of the many swimming holes in the area, like Paradise Falls.”

5. From The New York Times’ “A Cultured Retreat in the Shadow of the Seven Sisters

“The half-million-acre Pisgah National Forest is adjacent to town and is known for some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the South, and stream like Curtis Creek make for excellent fishing. In addition to the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, galleries in town feature many local artists.”

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3 Houses We Love in Black Mountain Right Now

In Black Mountain, a great view comes practically standard with your home, so we are homing in on three other reasons to love each of these five Black Mountain homes.

69 Kalmia Drive, Black Mountain, $469,000, 3 bed/3 bath

North Carolina Black Mountain

Reason #1: Screened porch

Since Western North Carolina enjoys hang-in-your-outdoor-living-space-year-round kind of weather most days, this screened in porch provides daily opportunities to enjoy a cup of coffee, catch up on the news, or unwind with a glass of wine or local craft beer in the evenings. Long-range mountain views from it and the amazing deck also sweeten the deal!

Reason #2: Designed by local architect Thomas Lawton

The Lawton architectural firm promises to create “sustainable, sensible home and small business designs that fit clients’ land and space needs.” For this home, they focused on creating “convertible rooms and an efficient use of space, [and] an open floor plan that revolves around a fireplace.” Just check out the inglenook, perfect for stargazing!

Reason #3: Part of the Creston Community

This established mountain community has several waterfalls, hiking trails, and even community gardens, making it an amazing place to live for those that want to enjoy all the splendor of the Western North Carolina outdoors both out their back door and all around this mountainous region.

175 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, $462,800, 3 bed/3 bath

Four Minutes from downtown Black Mountain NC

Reason #1: Convenience

Want the mountain home without the long driveway up, up, up the mountain? Then check out this listing, which is located just four miles from downtown Black Mountain. This location means you’ll be just 8 minutes from the grocery, Lake Tomahawk Park, and tasty spots like Blue Ridge Biscuit Company and Louise’s Kitchen.

Reason #2: Can be combined with another lot

This Black Mountain getaway already comes with 2.18 acres, but those that want a little more privacy and peace can opt to add another 1.66 acres to the deal for a total of nearly 4 acres.

Reason #3: Room to grow

Finish the progress that has been made in the basement and build-out an in-law suite, create your man or woman cave, or generate rental income by converting the basement space into an Airbnb vacation rental.

115 Portmanvilla Road, Black Mountain, $388,900, 3 bed/3bath

Brand New Construction in Black Mountain North Carolina

Reason #1: Brand-new construction

While older homes certainly have their charms, there’s something pretty magical about being the first homeowners in a new home, especially when it looks like this!

Reason #2: Walk to downtown

Looking for the mountain vibe and views without sacrificing the convenience of city living? This new construction offers both, with several mature trees also on-site to still provide a bit of privacy even steps from downtown.

Reason #3: Creek included

Listen to the babbling little brook from your covered deck or dunk your feet in during a hot day as you sit and enjoy your little slice of Black Mountain heaven.

Want to hear the other reasons we love these three Black Mountain properties? Contact us!