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Black Mountain Real Estate Report in Real Time for 2019
Priced from $62,000 to $1,250,000.
About Black Mountain, NCBlack Mountain, North Carolina is located only about 15 miles east of Asheville, making it an easy commute. With a lively downtown, scenic mountain views and the Swannanoa River flowing through town, Black Mountain offers unique charm for both visitors and residents. Known as Western North Carolina’s “Front Porch”, it’s nestled among the Appalachian Mountains and located directly under the peak of its namesake. Black Mountain is home to around 8,000 residents, including young families, retirees, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts. Here at Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville, we understand the desire to make this community your home. Whether it’s a small neighborhood home, mountain cabin or downtown cottage, our highly trained real estate brokers are equipped with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help you with all of your real estate needs.
History and CultureThe town was a natural route for pioneers heading west as far back as the 1700s. Originally populated by the Cherokee, Native American history is incorporated into the local arts culture. Since the establishment of the railroad, Black Mountain has thrived and is now a popular tourist destination, even being called one of the Prettiest Small Towns in America to Vacation. Located in the Swannanoa Valley, Black Mountain was the home of Black Mountain College, founded in 1933 by John A. Rice. Faculty-owned and student-led, it was renowned for advocating arts as a critical part of a student’s education. While the school shut down in 1957, it has remained a dominant influence on Black Mountain’s cultural arts scene. The town plays host to several cultural events and festivals year-round including the Lake Eden Arts Festival, commonly known as LEAF and the Sourwood Festival.
Things To Do – Activities, Attractions and Restaurants
Black Mountain has a vibrant downtown centered around the Town Hardware and General Store that offers something for everyone. The restored train depot is another popular destination. In addition to Appalachian style art galleries and unique small-town shops, the greater Black Mountain area offers over 40 restaurants, with several fine dining options including Que Sera, a favorite among locals. For tasty local brews, Pisgah Brewing is only a short two-mile drive west of downtown and the perfect Saturday afternoon pit stop. Hops lovers enjoy the Greybeard IPA and Pisgah Pale Ale while watching local and regional musical acts at the brewery’s small outdoor stage. Area food trucks provide patrons with hearty options to match the flowing beer.
Black Mountain offers a variety of activities to please all types of interests. Outdoor enthusiasts have dozens of trails – from easy to challenging – within a short distance from the center of town. Lookout Point is a 1.1-mile climb to stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, while Graybeard Mountain offers a half-day trek through varied terrain that includes one of the area’s most popular mountain peaks. Both trails accessible from Montreat, a picturesque township on the mountain fringes. The Mount Mitchell Challenge occurs annually in late-February. Starting at Black Mountain’s 10-acre Lake Tomahawk and ending at the peak of Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain on the eastern seaboard, outdoor adventurers wait all year for this event.
Golfers will not be disappointed by the Black Mountain Golf Club, with its 18 holes nestled along tree-lined hillsides and a meandering creek, it offers the longest par 6 in the nation off the 17th tee box.
A Place to Call Home – Living in Black Mountain
Black Mountain is the perfect place to call home with its small-town charm and easy way of life. It was named one of the 50 Safest Towns in North Carolina and ranked one of the Best Small Towns in Western North Carolina.
The town has several conference centers, making it a great option for business professionals. Also, its close proximity to Asheville provides an easy commute.
For families, Black Mountain has a variety of public schools serving children, preschool through high school. It is also home to Montreat College, a private Christian liberal arts college. Black Mountain Recreation and Parks offers youth sports and other classes and activities.
Black Mountain provides residents of all types a relaxed and desirable community to live and work. With low crime rates, outdoor adventures, mountain views, and friendly people, Black Mountain is a great place to shop for your next home.
Make A Move Today
With so much to offer, it’s easy to understand why Black Mountain, North Carolina is Western North Carolina’s “Front Porch.” Make Black Mountain your home by partnering with Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville. We are equipped to help you buy your next home or sell your current home. We specialize in home sales in Western North Carolina including Buncombe County towns like Black Mountain. Let us help you make a move today!