As Asheville gets bigger and bigger, people are beginning to look outside the city limits for great places to live. Candler is one of the many areas in Buncombe County that is drawing in longtime Western North Carolina residents and newcomers alike with its beautiful homes, perfect scenery, and great way of life.
About Candler, North Carolina
Candler is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Area. It is an unincorporated community in Buncombe County, located more or less due east of Asheville on I-40. Candler has a population of about 26,000 people, making it a much smaller community than Asheville.
From a real estate perspective, Candler is one of the most affordable communities in the area. The average home price as of this writing (February 2020) is $214,904. Homes around that median price are typically mid-century ranches with between two and three bedrooms and two bathrooms. New constructions typically are in the upper $200,000 or low $300,000 range. Our inventory of homes for sale in Candler generally includes everything from secluded mountain cabins on three-acre lots to two-story homes in family-friendly neighborhoods.
Why Candler is Growing
Candler is a popular community due to its affordability, short commute to Asheville, and scenic neighborhoods. Most homes in Candler are situated on a half-acre of land or more. That means plenty of room to garden, play with the kids, or let your dogs out to run.
The median price for a home in Candler is far less than Asheville, which has an average residential price of $375,596 as of this writing. While Asheville homes are often newer or have been remodeled more recently, homes in the city limits on average have much smaller lots than those in unincorporated Buncombe County.
A Short Drive to Asheville Destinations
Most properties in Candler are a short commute from Downtown Asheville, so you’re not far from the action. Downtown hotspots like Curate are just a 20-minute drive away. West Asheville favorites like Nine Mile will take you less than 15 minutes. For people who don’t mind a quick drive or ride in an Uber, living in Candler is a no-brainer.
Candler also gives you easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The community is about 40 minutes from Mount Pisgah, one of the highlights of the Blue Ridge. You’ll also be able to get to Black Balsam Knob and plenty of other hiking trails in just about the same amount of time.
Things to Do in Candler
Candler is a growing community with all of the necessities right around the corner. Within a few weeks you’ll find your own personal favorite diners and take-out spots that are minutes away from your door. You’ll definitely want to check out Doc Brown’s BBQ, a spot that’ll scratch your itch for pork and brisket (or tempeh, for the vegetarians out there), plus a wide range of sides and slaws that change seasonally.
For a one-of-a-kind Candler experience, head over to the Asheville Balloon Company website. They offer incredible tours of the Blue Ridge Mountains from a hot air balloon basket. It’s the only way to see Biltmore Lake and the fall mountain colors from above, with the fresh wind blowing in your hair and the sun on your face. They offer public and private bookings, and it’s recommended you book in advance during the busy season.
Homes for Sale in Candler, North Carolina
Are you convinced?
Well, you’re in luck—you can start your search for your dream home in Candler, North Carolina right here, right now. Keller Williams has an interactive, searchable map (just like Zillow) of homes for sale in Candler. Our map uses the latest MLS data to provide you an up-to-date guide to every listing in our inventory. No zombie listings, no inaccurate estimates. We only show you real listings that are ready to be sold today.
Once you’ve found a home you’re interested in, get in touch with one of Keller Williams Asheville’s professional realtors. Our team members all love this community and are dedicated to helping you find the perfect place to call home. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, you can always skip the map and go straight to one of our realtors. We’re always happy to hear your must-haves and tailor a custom home search to your needs.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get you on the path to your dream home today so you can stop searching and start living the mountain life!
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