Downtown Asheville is the urban, refined heart of the wild mountains. Asheville features the South’s finest dining, breweries, arts and entertainment within walking distance of elegant condos and chic apartments. Slightly south, up-and-coming neighborhoods like South French Broad are marked by cozy Californias and Craftsmans. Claxton and Charlotte Street, just north of town, offer sustainable, green new construction and tight-knit community living. Asheville has rightly been called the Paris of the South, and with Lusso Realty, it’s all within your reach.
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Bustling South Asheville brings a little big city balance to Asheville’s hip and funky charm. With stylish planned communities like Biltmore Park, you can enjoy elegant dining and shopping within walking distance, then drive ten minutes to the Nantahala National Forest for a hike or picnic! Rapidly growing locales like Arden provide accessible options for first-time homebuyers, while upscale Biltmore Forest offers luxurious living in a classic setting. Lusso Realty’s intimate knowledge of South Asheville can help you find your first home – or your tenth.
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West Asheville was once its own incorporated entity, from 1913 to 1917. Now part of Asheville proper, demarcated by the French Broad River, West Asheville has a unique, artsy flavor. Hip coffee shops and excellent dining nestled in former industrial districts coexist alongside nationally recognized music stores and tattoo parlors. Featuring excellent schools, multiple greenways and parks, a close knit community, and an environmentally conscious populace, West Asheville is no longer a well-kept secret. Lusso Realty can partner with you to find your dream bungalow in this hip haven.
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Historic Hendersonville is a picturesque mountain town surrounded by mountains, rivers, and apple orchards. Easy access to I-26 puts both Asheville and upstate South Carolina within reach while avoiding the bustle of both. An up-and-coming dining hotspot, Hendersonville also features breweries and coffeeshops in a charming downtown setting. The Dupont State Forest and Green River Gorge offer nearby outdoor recreation, and the Nantahala National Forest is within easy driving distance. Look no further than Lusso Realty when it’s time to find your Hendersonville dream home.
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Tucked just below Hendersonville and minutes away from South Carolina, Flat Rock is a historic residential community of just over three thousand folks. It’s most famous as the late-life home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg. Sandburg’s 264-acre estate (the former Connemara) is now a U.S. National Historic Site which draws over 85,000 visitors per year. Flat Rock itself features quaint antique shops, local artisans and craftsmen, and dandy restaurants for regional cuisine. In the autumn, take a stroll through Flat Rock’s local orchards and treat yourself to a fresh, crisp apple. If Flat Rock sounds ideal, let Lusso Realty help you find your forever home. You’ll be on a wraparound porch reading Rootabaga Stories to your little ones in no time flat.
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Watched over by monolithic Chimney Rock, Lake Lure is a 720-acre man-made lake created when the Broad River was dammed in 1927. The lake allows boating, kayaking, and swimming at its sandy beach and water park. Chimney Rock State Park features biking, hiking and camping with stunning views of the surrounding area. On clear days you can see the foothills and Piedmont stretching off into the horizon. The town of Lake Lure is studded with local restaurants, adventure companies, and quaint shops perfect for an afternoon’s stroll and browsing. If mountain living with a dash of lake life is your cup of tea, get in touch with Lusso Realty and settle into Lake Lure.
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Brevard is perched thirty miles west of Asheville and just eight miles north of South Carolina. Its heart is at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street, where its 135 year old courthouse still sits today. Brevard offers convenient proximity to the Cradle of Forestry, the birthplace of forestry in America. This 6,500-acre site in Pisgah National Forest features America’s first School of Forestry. Brevard College, a quality four year liberal arts college, and Blue Ridge Community College, a part of the state community college system, complement the sophisticated arts culture bolstered by Brevard Music Center. Brevard is a “big city” in small town clothes and a wonderful place to truly live.
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At an elevation of 2000 feet, Leicester is a beautiful, verdant swath of rolling hillsides where your eyes are as likely to drink the amazing views as your spirit is to breathe the pristine mountain air. Located just northwest of Asheville, Leicester is a sparsely populated, rural area with a welcoming, community feel. Named after the Earl of Leicester by Frontiersman Leicester Chapman in the mid 1800s, locals will tell you that the name is pronounced “Lester,” but no matter how you say it, Leicester is a beautiful and inspiring place to make home.
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Everyone loves a good spell in a hot tub, and Hot Springs features North Carolina’s only natural, volcanically heated mineral waters. Soak up the warmth and sumptuous views in your own private organic, all-natural Earth jacuzzi. The Appalachian Trail also crosses through Hot Springs, offering weary travelers a much-needed respite, or local residents the chance for a quick day’s hike. Stroll along the French Broad as it winds its way through town, and stop to visit at the local watering hole for a bite and a brew. The Pisgah National Forest surrounds Hot Springs with endless opportunities for biking, hiking, and camping. Lusso Realty can help you discover a mountain home in Hot Springs that warms both soul and body.
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Marshall’s 100 year old courthouse, seemingly carved into the mountainside, watches over its one mile of Main Street while eyeing the rippling French Broad River running alongside. Like other small towns in Western North Carolina, Marshall, the county seat of Madison County, has developed into a multifaceted township as its deeply rooted heritage has opened up to allow modernity a place at its table. This is why it’s normal to hear an Appalachian string quartet playing next door to a museum hosting an avant-garde artist’s opening gala. From downtown, it is an easy walk over the bridge onto Blannahassett Island to enjoy a leisurely picnic or more live music. The French Broad River continues to roll through this picturesque town, inspiring and reminding its residents of the natural beauty all around and among them. Lusso Realty would love to show you the beautiful possibilities in and around Marshall.
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Just “a stone’s throw” from the Tennessee border (about 11 miles to the north), Mars Hill, established as Pleasant Hill in 1856, is an oasis for the region’s rich, cultural heritage. Mars Hill University is both the centerpiece and perfect complement to the artists and patrons who share this community. Whether hiking Big Bald, skiing Wolf Ridge, browsing local shops, or enjoying a musical at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, residents of Mars Hill revel in the many varied opportunities available. Lusso Realty understands the “lay of the land,” which means they can help you find the house in this beautiful place so that both become your home.
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Situated perfectly between Black Mountain’s small town charm and Asheville’s creative vibrancy, Swannanoa holds its own quiet, historic space. Named after the Swannanoa River, Swannanoa is home to several good schools, including Charles D. Owen High School, made famous by NFL quarterback and Super Bowl champion Brad Johnson, and Warren Wilson College, acclaimed for its 275 acre farm and 625 acres of managed forest, including 25 miles of hiking trails. Swannanoa boasts many unique restaurants and shops and is centrally located for short trips to areas throughout Western North Carolina.
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Established in the early 1800s, Barnardsville sits quietly just north of Asheville, nestled into the Blue Ridge Mountains like a deer in high grass. It’s far enough from city lights to make the night sky glisten and close enough to city life to make a night out exhilarating. A home here will have its own soundtrack of songbirds by day and cooing owls by night. Whether hiking to Douglas Falls, ziplining at Navitat Outdoor Center, or picnicking on the Blue Ridge Parkway, there’s plenty to do, or if you prefer, not do, in Barnardsville. Either way, Lusso Realty can help you establish your roots with a home in the heart of this rural serenity.
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Just south of Asheville proper, Fletcher provides uncomplicated living for those seeking a little slower pace of life. While urbane Asheville and folksy Hendersonville remain in easy reach, Fletcher has a blue-collar charm all its own. Fletcher also features nationally renowned private schools, excellent job opportunities, and well regarded public schools mere minutes away. With Lusso Realty, you’ll be relaxing on a front porch in Fletcher in no time at all!
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Known as Western North Carolina’s “front porch,” Black Mountain blends the quiet calm of sipping cider in a sidewalk rocking chair with the fun and bustle of numerous small town events. If leisurely visits to a medley of downtown shops and eateries sounds like an easy afternoon, or if you prefer a short jaunt to Asheville or the Biltmore Estate or WNC’s myriad breweries for live music and craft beer, Black Mountain is a perfect starting point. Whether your hope is to take it easy by taking in the beautiful, surrounding mountainscapes or rekindle an entrepreneurial whim and settle in beside local artists and owners in a community known for its quality and craftsmanship, this is the “front porch” you’re looking for. The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF), the Spartan Race, the Sourwood Festival, and Montreat College have all found comfortable homes in Black Mountain, and Lusso Realty can find yours, too.
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If you’ve got a city mind and a country heart, Fairview is the place for you. Featuring luxury gated communities like Southcliff, acres of rural farmland sprawling between gorgeous mountains, and quaint cabins nestled in the hollow, there’s no end to Fairview’s variety. Less than fifteen miles outside of downtown Asheville, Fairview’s time-lost charm still affords access to all the modern amenities you’ve come to expect from Western North Carolina living. If you love outdoor recreation, Lake Lure and the Pisgah National Forest are just over the mountain to provide all the swimming, boating, and hiking your heart desires. Let Lusso Realty find your ideal balance of city and country today!
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Weaverville, just north of Asheville, was named after John Weaver, who settled here in the 1800s, but its name also reflects the many artisans who have chosen this serene area to express their art. Weaverville is an easy choice because it is a quiet, quaint, mountain town with a main street easy to wander with great places to stop and “sit a spell.” With nearby hiking and cycling trails as well as its own entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Weaverville abounds in outdoor adventure. Unique eateries and cafés with a plethora of local brews make Weaverville a wonderful place to make a home to come home to.
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Mills River offers rural living in a picturesque mountain valley, with easy access to the rich culture of both Asheville to the north and Hendersonville to the south. For constant travelers, the Asheville Regional Airport is minutes away, while the Nantahala National Forest along the western edge of Mills River provides outdoor wonders for those who prefer their adventures closer to home. Mills River means variety – farm houses with acreage, ranch homes in quiet neighborhoods, or cozy cottages nestled in the shadow of a mountain. Let Lusso Realty find your perfect fit in Mills River today.
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Nestled between South Asheville and Fletcher, Arden provides quick access to artsy Asheville, the glories of the Nantahala National Forest, and up-and-coming Hendersonville. Whether it’s enjoying a summer picnic at Lake Julian, shopping at Biltmore Park, or chowing down on ribs at 12 Bones, Arden has attractions closer to home as well. Affordable, comfortable, and close to highly rated schools, Arden is perfect for first-time homebuyers. Let Lusso Realty light your way in Arden today!
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Straddling the Pigeon River, Canton is the epitome of a winsome mountain town. Bordering the Pisgah National Forest, Canton offers affordable and quiet living with quick driving times to any outdoor adventure your heart could desire. It’s not just mountain charm, however – Asheville’s hip influence is still felt in Canton. Refuel with a great craft IPA at BearWaters Brewing or a bowl of shrimp and grits at Southern Porch after that hike in the National Forest. Don’t sleep on Canton – let Lusso Realty help you settle into an appealing new home today.
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Established as a Methodist conference and retreat center in the early 1910’s, Lake Junaluska features charming communities surrounding a 200 acre manmade lake. Tranquil living paired with ease of access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest makes Lake Junaluska a perfect fit for folks seeking an easy Appalachian lifestyle. You can enjoy an old school burger and shake at local favorite Ammons’ Drive In, enjoy the cultural interchange of Folkmoot USA, or go antiquing along Dellwood. Live the mountain life with Lusso realty today!
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Waynesville is a little mountain town on the move. The Gateway to the Smokies features hip breweries, great smokehouses, funky art galleries and old school dining favorites like Clyde’s. Unique neighborhoods like Hazelwood, Allens Creek, and Ninevah offer affordable options for homebuyers seeking distinctive charm. Nearby Cherokee, Cullowhee, Sylva, and Maggie Valley provide day trip diversions for those seeking to explore mountain culture. Lusso Realty’s expert team knows every nook and holler in Waynesville – let us show you around!
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Candler might be Western North Carolina’s best kept secret. Bordering the eastern end of the Pisgah National Forest, Candler offers country living with a touch of wilderness. Featuring gorgeous vistas of rolling farmland and vast mountain forests from every hilltop (and most porches), Candler is the peaceful refuge you’ve been searching for. Nearby Biltmore Lake provides upscale, luxury living with the same folksy feel. When you need to scratch that urban itch, Asheville is only minutes down I-40. Lusso Realty is intimately familiar with Candler, Enka, Biltmore Lake, and every hollow in between – get in touch to start your home buying journey today!
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