Asheville Real Estate
Break out your hiking shoes, grab the camera and prepare to fall in love with the mountains. Autumn ushers in a gorgeous season for Asheville. As the air turns crisp, the starry nights become more vivid, the sunsets more spectacular and Mother Nature throws that beautiful blanket of color across the canopy. It's that incredible display of fall foliage that draws people to the mountains, but beyond the leaves, you'll find there is so much more to explore.
Located just 5 miles from the art galleries, shops and restaurants of Historic Asheville, North Carolina and nestled within the Blueridge Mountains lies the charming gated community of Moores Valley. Perched high above the rolling green pastures and horse farms of the valley floor, home sites at Moores Valley offer breathtaking long range views framed by the setting sun over Pisgah mountain.
Just 30 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina, The Ascot Club at Highland Forest's natural beauty presents itself with towering forests, breathtaking views, and miles of spring fed creeks and streams. Our current available mountain real estate offerings include homesites, cottage lots, and turnkey mountain cottages and villas.
Asheville pops up on national rankings for a variety of things: Modern Maturity named it one of "The 50 Most Alive Places To Be,” AmericanStyle magazine called it one of "America's Top 25 Arts Destinations," Self magazine labeled it the "Happiest City for Women," it is one of AARP Magazine's "Best Places to Reinvent Your Life", and was proclaimed the "New Freak Capital of the U.S." by Rolling Stone. Asheville has also been called "a New Age Mecca" by CBS News' Eye On America, In August 2006 Asheville was named one the "Best Outside Towns" by Outside Magazine. In the 2008 book, The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner, Asheville was cited by the author as one of the happiest places in the United States.
In 2007, Asheville was named one of the top seven places to live in the U.S. by Frommer's Cities Ranked and Rated, and #23 of 200 metro areas for business and careers by Forbes. It was also named one of the world's top 12 must-see destinations for 2007 by Frommer's travel guides.
Asheville and the surrounding mountains are also popular in the autumn when fall foliage peaks in October. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the Asheville area and near the Biltmore Estate.
Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Swannanoa River and the French Broad River.
The climate of Asheville is a humid subtropical climate, resembling the rest of the southeastern U.S., but with noticeably cooler temperatures due to the higher altitude. The area's summers in particular, though warm, are not as hot as summers in cities farther east in the state, as average highs peak at 85 °F in July. Winters are cool, with a January mean of 36.4 °F . Snowfall is sporadic and usually light, with an average seasonal amount of 13.3 inches. Freezing rain often occurs, accompanied by more significant disruption. Precipitation is relatively well-spread, though fall and early winter are the driest, and totals 37.3 inches.