A Complete Guide to the Top Gated North Carolina Mountain Communities Near Asheville

Compare NC mountain communities by exploring the amenities and attributes that attract so many luxury home buyers to this area.

Gated North Carolina Mountain Communities Near Ashevile
Josh Smith
Josh Smith

President, Walnut Cove Realty

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David Bailey

Broker-in-Charge, Walnut Cove Realty

Searching for the right gated community in an in-demand market like Western North Carolina can be overwhelming. There are many communities to choose from in 2024, each with its own character and lifestyle. This comparison guide presents five of the most attractive gated communities for luxury buyers with key information about each to help you find the community best suited to you. With just a few clicks or taps you can compare the top gated communities based on what each has to offer in terms of location, features, style, amenities, and more.

This guide has been compiled and regularly updated by the Greater Asheville real estate experts at Walnut Cove Realty. Our goal in creating this guide is to provide you with a list of the communities we personally see home buyers most interested in so you can research homes on your own terms and engage with real estate professionals when you’re ready.

Many of the area’s luxury communities feature a variety of living styles, from single-level dwellings to private elevators. If you have a specific interest or desire, let us know. We will be happy to refine a search to meet your parameters of the ideal home.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, Driving Proximity

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

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Community Features

Golf Course
Fitness/Wellness Center
Intra-Community Trail System
Clubhouse
Guard/Gated Security
Dining

Approximate distance

Airport 5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 11.5 Miles
Mission Hospital 10.5 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 3 Miles
Charlotte 116 Miles

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About The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a private community in the western North Carolina mountains, abutting the Blue Ridge Parkway and close to downtown Asheville. This breathtaking community includes a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course set within a rich landscape of cultivated gardens and preserved woodlands, with convenient access to many outdoor activities from hiking to kayaking. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is among the most coveted gated golf communities in western North Carolina, offering elevated living integrated closely with nature.

Residents have access to all the best things about living in western North Carolina: fine dining in areas like Asheville and Hendersonville, entertainment venues like the Biltmore Estate and Flat Rock Playhouse, arts and crafts culture in Black Mountain and Weaverville, outdoor recreation like hiking at DuPont State Forest and kayaking on the French Broad River.

The community is located on thousands of acres of land within easy reach of Turtleback Falls Preserve—a 715-acre area that adjoins The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. The preserve features hiking trails boasting views of surrounding mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. Residents here enjoy peaceful, active living just a short drive from Asheville. The Cliffs communities were ranked among Golf Magazine’s 25 Best Golf Communities in North America. Residents enjoy a unique, active luxury lifestyle with all the amenities of a premier private golf community.

From single-family homes to townhomes to lots and acreage, there are many options available within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove community.

Looking to build your dream home in the North Carolina mountains? Walnut Cove Realty’s Luxury Spec Home Program combines the speed and convenience of buying a home with the freedom of customization afforded by building. It’s essentially the best of both worlds, without the worst of either.

We partner with trusted builders and residents of select communities within The Cliffs at Walnut Cove and The Ramble to fund the design and construction of new luxury homes with popular features and much shorter build times. Luxury home buyers looking to build don’t have to spend months closing on a lot, planning from scratch with designers, and waiting even longer for the build.

If you're looking for a home in the western North Carolina mountains, Walnut Cove is an ideal choice. Come visit us and see our gorgeous luxury homes, amenities, and community for yourself!

Why The Cliffs at Walnut Cove?

  • Nearby attractions

    Whether you’re in the mood for an exceptional meal, beer, hike, concert, or theatrical performance, you’ll find it just minutes away in Asheville and surrounding communities.

  • Home & Homesite prices
    • Homes: $1M to $5M+
    • Homesites: $150K to $2M+
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    Activities

    The community offers a 8,000 sq. ft. Wellness Center with indoor and outdoor pools, hiking trails, tennis courts, Golf House, Turnhouse Pavilion, Restaurant & Tavern, and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    The community offers the perfect combination of privacy and elegant living. An upmarket living experience is ensured by strict architectural integrity regulations and attention to detail throughout the community. Not only are the community's amenities well-designed and constructed, but The Cliffs is also known for its programs and services that bring these amenities to life for residents.

  • Golf

    The community’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course features elevation changes from 2,100 to 2,250 feet and, thanks to the southern exposure of the course, welcomes golfers year-round.

  • Environmental

    The community offers residents a CSA program and maintains protected land.

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove — firsthand impressions

Josh Smith

“When you're looking at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, you're looking at a community where everyone came from somewhere else. It’s an incredible collection of people and backgrounds. And the community is extremely welcoming; they're very eager to get you connected, whether it's the bowling group, the mahjong group, the bridge club, or any other group or activity within the community.”

— Josh Smith, Walnut Cove Realty, President

Rebecca Dougherty

“The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is what I consider the premier gated community in Asheville. It offers you everything you’d really ever want from this area—from wooded lots to high view elevation. It has such a variety.”

— Rebecca Dougherty, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Southcliff

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Community Features

Community Open Space
Intra-Community Trail System
Guard/Gated Security

Approximate distance

Airport 13.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 8.5 Miles
Mission Hospital 8 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 3.5 Miles
Charlotte 121 Miles

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About Southcliff

Southcliff is a 400-acre private mountain conservation community located on the south slope of Cedar Cliff Mountain, only a few miles from Asheville's downtown. This coveted community offers the sought-after combination of elegant, accessible mountain living, natural beauty, and a feeling of community, with home altitudes ranging from 2,500 to 3,900 feet and 165 acres of open community space across its fully gated private neighborhoods.

Southcliff is home to six miles of hiking paths that traverse its neighborhoods and connect its residents.  These routes take you through parks, pavilions, and vistas—bringing the natural splendor of western North Carolina only minutes from your front door. Aside from the picturesque paths in Southcliff, the greater Asheville area offers up stunning scenery from the tallest ridgelines east of the Mississippi River. Natural vegetation and poplar groves frame neighborhood parks.

Southcliff’s amenities harmonize residents and their families with nature while fostering a strong sense of community. These amenities are available to all residents and are accessible to every lot owner, including trails with scenic overlooks, covered pavilions, playgrounds, and parks. Southcliff has a fully staffed gatehouse that provides security for the entire community, and an on-site sales lodge with a dedicated real estate team.

Why Southcliff?

  • Nearby attractions

    Southcliff is just a few miles from downtown Asheville's shops, restaurants, and vibrant art scene. It’s also roughly 12 miles from Fletcher—an up-and-coming area hotspot.

  • Home & Homesite prices
    • Homes: $750K to $3M+
    • Homesites: $75K to $750K+
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    Activities

    Six miles of hiking trails carve through Southcliff, connecting residents to breathtaking parks and one another. Other activities include camping, a clubhouse, mountain biking/cycling, and running.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    Southcliff is an ideal community for individuals seeking a harmonious blend of nature and upscale social life—perfect for individuals who wish to get away yet participate in a bustling urban setting when desired.

  • Environmental

    Homeowners looking to build new properties in Southcliff have opportunities to work with green builders in a designated conservation community.

Southcliff — firsthand impressions

Josh Smith

“Southcliff has excellent nature trails, an outdoor pavilion, and three or four outdoor fire pits around the community. It promotes a very outdoor-driven, adventurous lifestyle.”

— Josh Smith, Walnut Cove Realty, President

Rebecca Dougherty

“In Southcliff, the land is specifically and deliberately conserved. The focus of this community is on the land and its natural beauty—and the homes are designed and built to fit into that setting. Nature really is at your doorstep here.”

— Rebecca Dougherty, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

The Ramble

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Community Features

Fitness/Wellness Center
Intra-Community Trail System
Clubhouse
Guard/Gated Security
Tennis Court
Community Open Space

Approximate distance

Airport 6.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 6 Miles
Mission Hospital 5 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 0.5 Miles
Charlotte 118 Miles

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About The Ramble

The Ramble Biltmore Forest is a gated community in Asheville, North Carolina, set in the woodlands of Ducker Mountain and bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Biltmore Farms designed The Ramble to be an active and friendly private community, complete with a wellness center, parks and trails, and community activities. As a master-planned community, The Ramble offers plentiful preserved open spaces connected by an extensive network of trails that enable residents to explore the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The Ramble's acreage was initially owned by George W. Vanderbilt, owner of the renowned Biltmore Estate, and was a favorite strolling spot of his. The community was closely modeled after the design and conservation concepts utilized by architect Frederick Law Olmsted, conceptually mimicking his work in New York Central Park. The exclusive master-planned community will have more than 500 houses when fully completed, with much of the space dedicated to a fantastic network of parks, trails, and common areas. Hiking and walking trails wind their way around the community, allowing homeowners to experience nature right within the gates.

Every home in The Ramble is no more than a few minutes' walk to a park, trail, or the Living Well Center. Luxury homes are available for sale as well as homesites for custom home building. Its featured builders are some of western North Carolina's most experienced specialists, ready to help you design a bespoke home that artistically represents your ideas.

The Ramble is just a few miles from downtown Asheville. Residents also enjoy direct access to Biltmore Park Town Square's stores, restaurants, and entertainment through a private south gate. The Ramble offers handcrafted homes nestled in thousands of acres of curated forest in Asheville’s most unique private luxury community.

Why The Ramble?

  • Nearby attractions

    Only 1.3 miles away from the southern gate of The Ramble lies Biltmore Park Town Square. This urban town center offers many dining, shopping, and entertainment options just outside the south gate of The Ramble community.

  • Home & Homesite prices
    • Homes: $750K to $5M+
    • Homesites: $250K to $2M+
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    Activities

    The community has an extensive trail system that connects neighbors to The Ramble’s parks and amenities. The Living Well Center offers a heated saline pool, daily workouts, lighted tennis court, fitness center, cycling room, demonstration kitchen, outdoor barbeque, and great room with fireplace—all connected to the community walking trails.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    The Ramble is the ideal place to enjoy both the comfort of convenience and living surrounded by nature, thanks to its wonderfully handcrafted homes, lush natural environment, and vibrant sense of community. The neighborhood is designed to be a secure, peaceful, and beautiful place to explore, play, and relax.

  • Environmental

    The Ramble offers opportunities to work with green builders. Community management also preserves forested land.

The Ramble — firsthand impressions

Josh Smith

“The Ramble offers some of the Asheville area's best tennis through the Asheville Racquet Club, which has about 10 or 15 courts, four of which are indoor. The club also has a big workout center and it's literally right outside the gate.”

— Josh Smith, Walnut Cove Realty, President

Rebecca Dougherty

“The Ramble has some grand opportunities for people to find a lot and build their own home.”

— Rebecca Dougherty, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

High Vista

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Community Features

Golf Course
Clubhouse
Guard/Gated Security
Dining
Tennis Court

Approximate distance

Airport 6 Miles
Downtown Asheville 15 Miles
Mission Hospital 15 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 10 Miles
Charlotte 116 Miles

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About High Vista

Nestled in the scenic Mills River area between Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, the High Vista gated community unfolds over 500 acres of undulating hills and lush forests adorned with azaleas and mountain laurel. This idyllic enclave features 350 homes and homesites perched at elevations ranging from 2,200 to 3,200 feet. Residents enjoy breathtaking vistas of the encompassing mountains or the gently undulating fairways of the community's golf course, all conveniently located a mere six miles from the airport.

Moreover, by becoming a member of the POA, also known as High Vista's Amenities Association, you gain privileged access to an array of exclusive amenities, from a swimming pool and clubhouse, to tennis courts and the cozy Robinson’s Pub. However, those who cherish the security and tranquility of a gated community but don't care to indulge in these additional luxuries can opt out of membership.

Why High Vista?

  • Nearby attractions

    Mills River boasts an expansive park that's a haven for both pets and people, featuring amenities like a dedicated dog area, courts, a playground for kids, meandering paths, a fishing pier and a spot to launch kayaks or canoes. The locality is also a hotspot for craft beer and cider lovers, home to Sierra Nevada, Mills River Brewing, Burning Blush, and Bold Rock. Just an easy drive away, the vibrant Biltmore Park Town Square offers an array of shopping and dining experiences, alongside amentities like the local YMCA and a Regal movie theater.

  • Home Prices
    • Homes: $535K to $1.2M
    • Homesites: $15K to $125K
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    Activities

    High Vista POA members have access to exclusive amenities. This includes tennis courts, swimming pool, clubhouse, and the recently updated Chestnut Mountain Golf Course.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    A neighborhood for all seasons, embracing people from every walk of life, from ambitious young professionals and expanding families to those savoring their golden years.

  • Golf

    Members belonging to the POA are privileged to access The Chestnut Mountain Golf Course. Nestled at the base of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, this course is a golfer's delight, offering five tiers of tee boxes, putting green, and an area for pitching and chipping. Seasoned golfers will be tested by slim fairways, the diverse landscape featuring shifts in elevation, tranquil water bodies, and a rich tapestry of ancient oaks, pines, and dazzling azaleas.

High Vista — firsthand impressions

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“High Vista’s residents enjoy the convenience of the community’s location and the beauty of its natural surroundings. The optional Amenities Association offers access to a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis/pickleball courts, and the Robinson’s Pub restaurant. Chestnut Mountain Golf Club is beautifully sculpted into the center of the community, emphasizing the elements that are unique to a true mountain golfing experience.”

— Sharon Sweeney, Walnut Cove Realty, Broker

Poplar Ridge

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Community Features

Guard/Gated Security
Community Open Space

Approximate distance

Airport 7.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 11 Miles
Mission Hospital 9 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 4.5 Miles
Charlotte 118 Miles

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About Poplar Ridge

Poplar Ridge is an established gated development just off Pinners Grove featuring an intimate 250+ acres. A favorite of year-round residents, it offers both traditional mountain homes and land for new builds. Its deep wooded lots nestled into forested hills, mountain views, and proximity to downtown make it an attractive location for nature-seekers, with properties featuring elevations from 2,300 to 3,300 feet.

Why Poplar Ridge?

  • Nearby attractions

    Poplar Ridge is within easy reach of stunning natural attractions like the Pisgah National Forest, French Broad River, & Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Home & Homesite Prices
    • Homes: $1M to $3M
    • Homesites: $74K to $539K
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    Activities

    Residents can enjoy the outdoors close to home at the community overlook, which features a playground and picnic area.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    This development is off the beaten path, giving residents the feeling of a quiet, cozy mountain escape just 7.5 miles from an airport and 11 miles from big city amenities in downtown Asheville, NC. Additionally, Poplar Ridge provides the privacy of a gated neighborhood without the club fees.

  • Environmental

    Future residents have access to an energy efficient builder, and the community’s design guidelines protect stands of healthy, mature trees and natural vegetation in setback areas.

Poplar Ridge — firsthand impressions

Kyle Olinger

“There are some really beautiful views, and homes that are just sort of nestled into the woods and embraced by the mountains, and the trees, and the streams, and the forest.”

— Kyle Olinger, Walnut Cove Realty, Residential Broker Associate

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“You get the location, the proximity, and the ease into South Asheville, and it still feels like you’re far away. That’s one of the things I really like about living in Asheville. You can get five miles away from downtown and feel like you’re out in the forest and the mountains, but also know that you’re only 10–15 minutes away from anything you want. You can’t find that in too many places.”

— Matt Payne, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Kenmure

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Community Features

Guard/Gated Security
Community Open Space
Clubhouse
Clubs
Dining
Fitness/Wellness Center
Golf Course
Tennis Court

Approximate distance

Airport 16.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 34 Miles
Mission Hospital 29.5 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 26 Miles
Charlotte 103 Miles

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About Kenmure

Located in Flat Rock, NC, Kenmure is a gated golf community set amidst the lush scenery of the mountains with easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Spanning 1,400 acres, it provides a variety of housing options and homesites within an established neighborhood setting.

Often referred to as the "Little Charleston of the Mountains," Flat Rock's heritage stretches back to the 18th century. It became a summer retreat for South Carolina estate owners who built English-style summer homes to avoid the heat. Present-day Flat Rock retains its allure, featuring art studios and distinctive specialty stores. The entire area is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kenmure Country Club members have access to an array of facilities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, an indoor heated saline pool with steam saunas, an outdoor heated pool, tennis courts, a well-appointed fitness center, and dining venues ranging from a formal dining room to a casual grill and banquet venue. It is also a hub for social activities, featuring various clubs and an active community association.

The Flat Rock Playhouse, recognized as North Carolina's State Theater, stands at the core of Flat Rock. Its esteemed professional theater group is celebrated for outstanding productions and educational programs. With performances from April to December, it attracts over 88,000 attendees annually, offering a repertoire that includes Broadway musicals, dramas, comedies, and children's theater.

Why Kenmure?

  • Nearby attractions

    The 264-acre Carl Sandburg Home stands as a prominent attraction in Flat Rock, functioning as a working farm. Constructed in 1838, this property belonged to esteemed poet and author Carl Sandburg. Over the course of 22 years, he composed over one-third of his literary works here. Guests have the chance to view Sandburg's extensive collection of 10,000 books, manuscripts, and notes, along with the opportunity to traverse five miles of hiking trails that wind through the estate.

  • Homes & Homesite Prices
    • Avg. Home: $1,215,364
    • Avg. Homesite: $159,374
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    Activities

    Everyone can find something to enjoy here—from bocce ball to drinks at the club to joining in on a friendly Blue Ridge Mountain hike with neighbors.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    Kenmure offers a friendly atmosphere with a variety of activities available. The community boasts distinctive architecture and numerous clubs for residents to participate in. It is encircled by high-end shopping, gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and annual festivals. Key cities and towns such as Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Asheville, and Greenville are conveniently located a brief journey away from Kenmure's entrance.

  • Golf

    Kenmure's course provides golfers of all abilities with challenging play. Its well-maintained fairways and greens ensure the course is tough but approachable, and staff is on hand to provide advice and strategies to help you achieve your best round.

  • Environmental

    Kenmure emphasizes the need for enhancements that have a minimal environmental impact and disruption. The community advocates for ample planting around homes, focusing on harmony with indigenous species.

Kenmure — firsthand impressions

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“Kenmure's idyllic grounds make for a special experience and its convenient location to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Greenville provides the perfect home base to be able to explore the surrounding areas”

Matt Payne, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Community Features

Guard/Gated Security
Community Open Space
Clubhouse
Dining
Fitness/Wellness Center
Golf Course
Intra-Community Trail System
Tennis Court
Conservation Trust
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Approximate distance

Airport 45.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 40.5 Miles
Mission Hospital 40.7 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 44 Miles
Charlotte 156 Miles

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About Balsam Mountain Preserve

Once logging and mining land, the area has been transformed into a picturesque "human settlement within a park," seamlessly blending wild mountain allure with upscale living.

While golf remains a prominent attraction, Balsam Mountain Preserve caters to a range of interests with its array of amenities. Residents can indulge in exquisite dining and wine at the clubhouse, stay fit at the wellness center, engage neighbors in tennis matches, indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, or embark on camping and hiking adventures across the expansive 3,200-acre preserve. Moreover, a nature center and resident naturalists offer enriching experiences to connect with the environment.

A standout feature is the community's equestrian center, boasting club horses, comprehensive boarding facilities, and a serene lounge area for unwinding post-ride. Extending from the center are 42 miles of trails waiting to be explored on horseback, while novices can benefit from lessons, camps, and various other equine programs.

Why Balsam Mountain Preserve?

  • Nearby attractions

    Balsam Mountain Preserve is situated just outside the charming town of Sylva, NC. Visitors can stroll through downtown and visit the delightful Nancy Tuts Christmas Shop, or stop by the intriguing American Museum of the House Cat. Additionally, a short drive away in Bryson City and Cherokee, NC, you can explore the wonders of Smokey Mountain National Park, The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Scenic Train, and the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Home & Homesite Prices
    • Avg. Home: $1,591,200
    • Avg. Homesite: $549,792
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    Activities

    Mountain golf, trail riding, hiking, camping, swimming, tennis, yoga, group fitness classes, massages, and an array of other activities are all available within the preserve's gates.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    This community offers a quieter, more remote alternative to Asheville area mountain communities. Residents can unwind in the community's thousands of acres of mountain woodland or visit small town Sylva for a laid-back day out.

  • Golf

    The community boasts an Arnold Palmer Signature Course on the mountainside, offering flowing greens between walls of dark forest, meandering streams, and soaring mountains. With each hole, a catalog of picturesque views unfold. Meanwhile, the Palmer Practice Park provides a space for juniors to enjoy the preserve, with its 6-hole course, doubling as a setting for golf clinics and twilight rounds.

  • Environmental

    Through the Balsam Mountain Trust, this conservation community aims to conserve wild mountain land in Western North Carolina for its residents to enjoy.

Balsam Mountain Preserve — firsthand impressions

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“An up and coming community as development spreads out from Asheville.”

Matt Payne, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Connestee Falls

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Community Features

Guard/Gated Security
Community Open Space
Clubhouse
Clubs
Dining
Fitness/Wellness Center
Golf Course
Intra-Community Trail System
Tennis Court

Approximate distance

Airport 28 Miles
Downtown Asheville 42 Miles
Mission Hospital 40 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 35 Miles
Charlotte 138 Miles

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About Connestee Falls

Residents can enjoy a meal or unwind at the 26,000 square foot clubhouse before or after a round of golf at the community's championship course. With indoor and al fresco dining options, the clubhouse is not just a place to eat but a vibrant community hub. Well-appointed with a dance floor, lounge, banquet spaces, meeting rooms, and a wellness center, there's bound to be something going on at the club.

Connestee Falls is a community generously endowed with natural beauty. It boasts an impressive 20-mile network of lush, forested hiking trails that meander past serene creeks, picturesque waterfalls, and tranquil lakeshore. Anglers and water enthusiasts will be delighted by the community's four well-stocked lakes teeming with a variety of fish species such as bass, bluegill, and trout. Meanwhile, the whole family can enjoy the community's parks and scenic overlooks, offering everything from lakeside picnic spots with grills and playgrounds to a dedicated dog park. For those with a green thumb, the community organic gardens offer raised beds perfect for growing fresh veggies and herbs.

Additionally, the community provides robust outlets for pickleball, tennis, and bocceball, including a full pickleball facility that includes six newly resurfaced courts, four ClayTech tennis courts open year round, two bocceball courts, and groups to play with. Plus, group fitness classes or personal training at the wellness center offer yet more ways to stay healthy and strong.

Why Connestee Falls?

  • Nearby attractions

    Visit Connestee, Rainbow, Whitewater, Looking Glass Falls, or all of the above for an exciting mountain hike. Or, pack the kids in the car and head over to the Crystal Mountain Gem Mine or Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas for a change of pace.

  • Home & Homesite Prices
    • Avg. Home: $712,114
    • Avg. Homesite: $53,654
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    Activities

    Connestee Falls offers a multitude of ways to enrich your mind and body daily, including pickleball, bocce ball, volleyball, basketball, group fitness classes, swimming, personalized training, hiking, fishing, and boating.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    Connestee Falls offers a relaxed mountain living experience, attracting a community of long-term, secondary, and short-term residents looking to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With a variety of resident and member clubs available, there are numerous chances to connect and socialize with neighbors.

  • Golf

    This vibrant community boasts a semi-private 18-hole championship course designed by George Cobb, adorned with charming water features and dramatic elevation changes of up to 3,200 feet. With multiple tees offering a challenging 3,000 to 6,500 yard play, golfers can revel in the beauty of rolling greens framed by lush forests and stunning mountain views. Enhance your swing at the multifunctional practice green or explore the fully stocked golf pro shop for all your equipment needs.

  • Environmental

    Almost half of Connestee Falls is conservation land that can be enjoyed by residents.

Connestee Falls — firsthand impressions

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“From condos to estates, you can find all price points and styles inside these gates.”

Matt Payne, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Mountain Air

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Community Features

Guard/Gated Security
Community Open Space
Clubhouse
Clubs
Dining
Fitness/Wellness Center
Golf Course
Intra-Community Trail System
Tennis Court

Approximate distance

Airport 47.5 Miles
Downtown Asheville 35 Miles
Mission Hospital 35.5 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway 43 Miles
Charlotte 134 Miles

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About Mountain Air

Many are drawn to Mountain Air by its 2,875-foot private runway, allowing residents to come and go as they please. But this mountaintop retreat offers much more. At the heart of Mountain Air is the Slickrock Village Green, home to the clubhouse and golf pro shop; a deli that doubles as both grocery store and pub; postal station; Orville and Wilbur's location; amphitheater; nature center; and a well-appointed family center. Meanwhile, sports enthusiasts are treated to mountaintop Har-Tru tennis courts and a pickleball court. Prefer forest bathing to sports? Nature lovers can explore the community's six parks and extensive trail network, including platforms for practicing yoga. Additionally, the 4,500-square-foot wellness center offers locker rooms, a spa, and a variety of programs to help residents achieve their fitness goals.

Why Mountain Air?

  • Nearby attractions

    Immerse yourself in Mount Mitchell Park, the tallest peak in the Black Mountain Range. Discover the cascading beauty of Roaring Fork Falls, or embark on the scenic Summit Trail at Mount Jefferson. After a long day, explore the universe at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory.

  • Home & Homesite Prices
    • Avg. Home: $771,029
    • Avg. Homesite: $92.057
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    Activities

    Mountain Air encourages an active lifestyle with offerings like golf, tennis, and pickleball, as well as group fitness classes, hiking, and a community garden. Relax with a movie at the family center, explore nature with your kids at the nature center, or enjoy a show at the amphitheater in your downtime.

  • Lifestyle & Vibe

    Especially attractive to pilates for its private airstrip, this community hosts a mix of full-time and many part-time residents who alight in the summer months.

  • Golf

    Experience Mountain Air's stunning 18-hole golf course nestled in a picturesque mountainside setting with breathtaking views veiled in clouds. You can warm up or practice your swing at the deluxe Lost Chimneys Learning & Performance Center, complete with a putting green, practice range, and cutting-edge technology like V1 teaching software and the FlightScope X2 tool. On rainy days, enjoy the TruGolf indoor simulator and pro shop, followed by a delightful farm-to-table dining experience at the club.

Mountain Air — firsthand impressions

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“Not just for pilots—they are expanding their offerings for all ages and a range of pursuits.”

Matt Payne, Walnut Cove Realty, Executive Broker

Exceptional Luxury Real Estate Services in North Carolina

Walnut Cove Realty is a real estate firm representing homeowners and developers in Asheville, North Carolina, and the broader WNC region. We believe everyone deserves to live in a house they love. That’s why we use our knowledge of the area to help buyers find the perfect luxury home in the best gated community—and help sellers maximize their selling price and navigate their home sale from start to finish.

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For more than 15 years, the luxury real estate specialists at Walnut Cove Realty have used their unique knowledge of Western North Carolina’s most coveted communities to help hundreds of buyers find the perfect luxury mountain home.

As a long-time luxury real estate market leader in Western North Carolina, our team of record-breaking agents, an award-winning marketing department, a Luxury Marketing Specialist, and top-notch administrative professionals, ensure our clients receive superior results throughout the entire process. Through Walnut Cove Realty's affiliation with Beverly-Hanks REALTORS®, our marketing reach extends globally through Luxury Portfolio International® and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Our tailored, data-driven approach to pricing, marketing, and negotiation combined with exemplary service have been our hallmark for decades.

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