The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Live your best life in Asheville’s most coveted private mountain community.

If your real estate must-have list includes mountain living, championship golf, cultural opportunities, top-notch dining, and a comprehensive wellness program, look no further. One trip to Walnut Cove and you’ll quickly discover it's one of the best gated communities in North Carolina.

Nestled next to the Pisgah National Forest, and just minutes from downtown Asheville, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove offers the sought-after combination of privacy, convenience, and lifestyle that's so hard to find. Whether you're in search of a lot with breathtaking views for your next dream home or a luxury townhome with less upkeep for seasonal getaways, you’ll find it all within the gates of this private mountain community.

Properties for sale within Walnut Cove are situated among several distinct enclaves. Each just minutes from Asheville, they offer convenient access to club amenities, making us one of the best communities around.

What Sets Walnut Cove Apart

In addition to its unparalleled natural beauty, Walnut Cove offers a distinctive community where neighbors can form lasting bonds and find exactly what they're looking for in life. Walnut Cove is perfect for those looking for a quiet, amenable, spacious place to live life to the fullest.

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Amenities galore

Walnut Cove has a complete set of amenities available to property owners who choose to become members of the onsite private club that is owned and operated by The Cliffs Clubs & Hospitality Group.

The amenities at Walnut Cove include an 18 hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, state-of-the-art wellness center that includes both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, clubhouse facilities with men’s and women’s locker rooms as well as full service dining.

Members also have reciprocal privileges at six other clubs in The Cliffs Clubs system, each with a similar set of amenities.

Purpose-driven philanthropy

At The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, you’ll find members committed to giving back and finding newfound purpose in the service of others. The Walnut Cove Members Association works collectively with its members to contribute all dues and funds raised during annual events to support local organizations through direct grants. Association members must be involved with the organizations seeking to receive this support, encouraging members to get into the community and serve those in need.

Whether it's supporting assistance programs for animal rescue, addressing issues of homelessness, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, or any other cause close to the heart of their members, the WCMA offers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Here at Walnut Cove Realty, we're committed to supporting the WCMA's mission in every way we can. In the spirit of our shared mission, all new property buyers receive an entire year of WCMA membership on us.

"Since establishing the Walnut Cove Members Association over ten years ago, we've been honored to put over four million dollars back into our community so far. It's an incredible opportunity for anyone looking to be an active part of their community and make the kind of difference they can see."

— Donna Bailey, Public Relations Specialist at Walnut Cove Realty, Property Owner, and Founding Member of WCMA

Rewarding mentorship opportunities

Through a partnership with UNC Asheville, members of the WCMA can volunteer to serve as mentors for student-athletes. Those wishing to participate as mentors can be matched with students based on athletic or academic focus. The runaway success of this mentorship program—as anyone involved will tell you—is a testament to the remarkable value received by both sides. Members have, what for many, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to impart their wisdom and form fulfilling life-long relationships.

"The mentorship program is an opportunity unlike any other, and our mentors will tell you that. For those at or heading into retirement, being actively involved with driven young adults—especially through UNC's athletic program—can be enormously fulfilling in ways that are beyond description. Students learn from our mentors, but our mentors often learn just as much from our students. It's a truly special program that our members find incredibly rewarding, myself included."

— Dave Bailey, Broker-in-Charge at Walnut Cove Realty, Property Owner, and WCMA Member

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Clubs for everyone

The Walnut Cove community offers a number of clubs organized by members that are open to anyone and everyone looking to be a part of them. Whether you bring experience or are a complete beginner, you'll be welcomed into a diverse and accepting community of people looking to teach, grow, and enjoy life in good company.

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Mahjong Club
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Bowling Club
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Community and camaraderie

Walnut Cove is a vibrant community of athletes, academics, artists, hobbyists, musicians, enthusiasts, veterans, collectors, intellectuals, and more. It's easy to fit in, explore your interests, and discover new ones. In addition to the many social clubs, you'll find dozens of activities to connect with incredible people, learn something new, pick up a hobby, or share something with others.

Explore Walnut Cove's Distinctive Enclaves.

Walnut Cove is organized into a number of enclaves defined by unique geographical characteristics, home styles, and neighborhood design layouts. Get an overview of each of Walnut Cove's enclaves below—and explore available properties in each of them.

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Located on the tenth hole of the spectacular Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, Somerset at Walnut Cove is an enclave of five exclusive residences affording dramatic golf vistas, beautiful sunsets, and convenient access to Walnut Cove’s array of luxury amenities.


Village Townhomes

The luxury three-bed and three-bath residences located at the Village Townhomes are akin to traditional brownstones. These residences, sized in the neighborhood of 3,200 to 3,300 square feet, offer three-level floor plans with outdoor living space on each level, encouraging you to take full advantage of the mountain views. Just steps away from the Clubhouse, residents can conveniently host golf groups at the course and unwind at Club Village.



Fairway Commons

If your real estate must-haves include low-maintenance living and plenty of space for visiting friends and family, we welcome you home to Fairway Commons. The luxury four- and five-bedroom townhomes range from 4,000 to 5,100 square feet, feature open floor plans with spacious gourmet kitchens, and include exterior maintenance and professional landscaping.



The Meadow

Nature lovers gravitate toward The Meadow for the mountain views and proximity to Walnut Cove’s hiking trails. This quiet neighborhood features both single-family and enclave residences with two or three levels, ranging from 2,850 to 3,980 square feet. Relax on your flagstone patio to the sounds of the cascading waterfall and pond just steps from your home.



The Millstream

The luxury homes in The Millstream are designed in the English Arts and Crafts style, with post and beam timberwork, stacked stone, and outdoor fireplaces. Perhaps the most irresistible feature of the homes in this neighborhood is their surroundings. The Millstream is adjacent to Walnut Cove’s trail system, offering direct access to miles of hiking trails winding along the community’s trout pond and waterfalls. Homesites are also available, set among clear mountain streams and tranquil wooded areas.


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Cove Park

Surrounding a central park, Cove Park is within walking or biking distance from Walnut Cove’s state-of-the-art Wellness Center and offers easy access to the community’s hiking trails.

The elegant cottage-style luxury homes feature natural stone, stucco, and cedar exterior accents and range in size from 2,140 to 3,300 square feet. The neighborhood also offers a selection of wooded and brookside sites upon which you can build your dream home.


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Creekside Farm

Creekside Farm is a flat-lot neighborhood of twelve modestly-sized, low-maintenance, single-family homes and homesites situated along the south side of Walnut Cove's signature Jack Nicklaus Golf Course. Live fully within the gates of the premier golf and wellness community in Western North Carolina and enjoy fresh-picked organic produce from the CSA garden, miles of walking trails, and a state-of-the-art wellness facility. A 60-acre farm yields fresh heirloom vegetables, fruits, and herbs—used as ingredients at the clubhouse restaurant.




One of Walnut Cove's brand new enclaves, Meadowview features twelve luxurious built-for-sale homes featuring three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms.




Thirteen built-for-sale homes on 0.85 to 2.3-acre homesites comprise Walnut Cove’s newest community. Shrouded by forest, these contemporary cabins feature generous screen porches perfect for an afternoon nap or evening cocktails. If you're feeling like a night out close to home, this neighborhood's community pavilion and fireplace may become your new favorite spot.



Southridge is a collection of recently-released homesites, predominantly estate-sized lots.


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