Thursday, June 28, 2012

37 Azalea Drive Weaverville, 28787

Under $365,000

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 3.19 Acres 
MLS #: 489054

Seller Says:

The things I love about Weaverville are the views, the quiet, the peacefulness and the people. Restaurants we visit on a regular basis are Vinnie's, Mikes, The Table,  and Blue Mountain Pizza.  Groceries stores we frequent are Ingles,  Fresh Market, and Green Life.  We  love the view, the way the house is laid out, the amount of land it's on, and the piece and quiet of the neighborhood.

 We love the fact that different people that are attracted to Asheville such as artists, writers, and musicians.  That and coupled with it being a collage town make it one of the most interesting places in the South. Mars Hill College has a great reputation as do UNC Asheville and Montreat College.  

                                                        Weaverville is a great town but we also are in very close proximity to Asheville where we can get our fill of cultural activities such as art galleries, the symphony, orchestra, free concerts on the lawn, etc.  Physical activities are a plenty with running, fishing, rafting, hiking, and mountain biking.   Our neighborhood is great for people keeping to themselves and getting involved in local charities, and multiple different causes.  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

78 Grovewood Road Asheville NC, 28804 

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 0.48 Acres  MLS #: 517167  



Home Warranty Offered. Very light, bright home in a fabulous and quiet neighborhood in desirable North Asheville. Gas fireplace, beautiful built-ins, tons of storage, central heat and air and roomy finished basement with shop area and single car garage. Excellent choice for the buyer who needs a large work area, or simply a family that needs a lot more space. Cool polished concrete floors downstairs and hardwood upstairs. Dryloc system in basement. 

Entertainers alert! The Piece de resistance is the fantastic outdoor living area with a fire pit and low-maintenance landscaping and fully fenced back yard. 

Near schools, shopping and restaurants. Located in Grovewood Park 

Seller says about their home: 

 The thing we love most about Asheville is the combination of sophisticated cultural opportunities and activities available within a laid-back, casual and spectacularly beautiful setting. We frequently eat at Vinnie's Italian Restaurant, Avenue M bar and Bistro, Noi's Thai Kitchen, Luella's BBQ and Zen Sushi - all within walking distance.    

The grocery stores within a mile from our house, including Ingles, Fresh Market and Whole Foods have not only the basics, but also plenty of organic and specialty foods. On top of that, there is a Harris Teeter currently being built within that same one mile range! When we bought the property, we were thrilled about having such a private lot so close to town. The house is situated up above the street and the backyard is large, wooded and fenced. Our friends say it's like being on vacation, at a mountain resort on our patio.    
We have always been proud to call ourselves Ashevillians. It's in the national spotlight for many things. We love that it's artistic and sophisticated without being stuffy or snobby. It's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. It has great restaurants. And there is always something interesting going on. There are several gems in Asheville worth mentioning: Of course the Biltmore House is a magnet for out of town guests, but there are lot's of other things to do including festivals of all kinds, fabulous art and craft galleries, historical sites, music and theater venues with national acts, antique malls and the downtown Friday night drum circle, not to mention the Smokey Mountain national Park.    

Asheville also has a great healthcare system with Mission Hospital and other major medical practices.  Staying active has been easy in our neighborhood because we enjoy walking on Sunset Mountain just behind the house. We've found a 3.5 mile loop that offers spectacular views of the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Every season offers wonderful changes and in the 7 years we've lived here, we've never gotten tired of that walk. We go several times a week!    

North Asheville is great because we have made a ton of friends here. We not only go to each others' homes, but also meet up at several of the restaurants within walking distance. We know most everyone on our street.  Our utility costs are reasonable partly because the summers are not as hot as some of the surrounding areas. But also because the heating, stove and fireplace are gas, those things have been especially cost effective.

21 England Valley Road Weaverville, 28787

21 England Valley Road Weaverville, 28787 

MLS #: 516082

3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 0.76 Acres 

Under $270,000
See current pricing here
Property Description
Priced Below Appraisal! Home Warranty Offered! Pre-Inspected! Offering great value just 13 miles from Downtown Asheville. Home was remodeled in 2009, new hardwood floors, interior paint, kitchen counters, tile in bathroom, heatpump, flooring in basement. Added square footage in basement. Move in Ready! beautiful yard with mature trees in front, covered rocking chair porch and great deck for entertaining in the back. This one will sell fast!

Seller says:

One of the things I love about the area we live in is that it feels a little like your on vacation every day.  When I grab a cup of coffee, I can go stand on my back deck look out across the forest, listen to the birds chirp and look at the mountains in the distance.  It's very relaxing.  People that live here want to live here.  There's a bakery in downtown Weaverville called the Well-Bred Bakery.  It was started by a couple New Yorkers.  They became part of the fabric of the community and it's a great hang out spot.  It's hard not to fall in love with the small town charm.  It's reminder of an earlier time where everyone knew their neighbors and everyone had a moment to chat when you ran into them in the grocery store.  

My favorites restaurants near my home are many.  Asheville is known for some great and varied cuisine.  From the unusual and flavorful veggie options at "The Laughing Seed" to the incredible Greek and Italian concoctions at Pomodoros, Asheville's restaurants can't be beat.  The Well-Bred Bakery in Weaverville is incredible.  You've got to try their "Mile High Mountain Eclair".  It's a mountain of cream covered in flaky pastry smothered with chocolate.  It's a bazillion calories and worth every single one.  They even have live music on the weekend.  Blue Mountain Pizzeria is another Weaverville hometown favorite with locally made pizza that rises above the rest.  The quirky styling and incredible food at Stony Knob Cafe brings people in from all over the area to the purple and gold themed dining rooms.  

There are plenty of stores close to the house.   From the hometown chain Ingles to Wal-Mart, you'll find them right in Weaverville.  You'll also find a variety of other stores about 15 minutes away in Asheville.  From the uber-healthy Earthfare and Greenlife (owned by Whole Foods) to Sam's Club, Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter there's something for everyone.   From pre-made meals to gourmet and organic ingredients you can hit one of the above-mentioned stores, or head to one of over a dozen farmer's and tailgate markets for home-grown or farm to market produce and goodies.  

When we bought our property we immediately fell in love with the 800-square- foot finished basement.  For us it serves as an entertainment room, home office and play area for the kids.  In the wintertime we even have a full-size bounce house down there.  Even with it inflated there's still plenty of room, and the kids can get their wiggles out.  Bonus!

We also love the large rocking chair front porch.  We roast marshmallows on cool fall evenings while sitting on the front porch.  The back porch looks out on the 3/4 of an acre, heavily-forested lot.   We like getting up early and watching the sun rise over the mountains while the birds welcome in the day."    The Weaverville area is a beautiful area.  It's close enough to enjoy all the amenities of the larger city of Asheville, and small enough that you can still get to know your neighbors.  It's a friendly community where people still help each other.  It's a wonderful place to retire or raise a family.  There are tons of outdoor actitivities for everyone from toddlers to those who are looking for a good place to retire.    There are a few other things I'd like to mention.  The elementary, secondary and high school are all within a mile or two of the house.  Just a short 10 minute drive away you can go zip-lining through the forest canopy with the Navitat adventure company.  You can go hiking or mountain biking just about anywhere in the area.

We enjoy being outdoors.  The three-quarters of an acre features a nice front and backyard, plus your own private forest.  One year before we had our second child we even built a nature trail into the forest.  There's nothing more incredible than watching the thousands of tiny white buds blossom into brilliant white flowers all away around the house when the Bradford Pears bloom in Spring. We like the beauty of the sunshine reflecting off the wood floors throughout the house.  The house is just beautiful, and we were very blessed to live there.  If we hadn't lived in the area, it really would have felt like a vacation home because of all the stunning natural beauty all around the house.   The house is beautiful too with mature landscaping and everything looks great as the home was completely remodeled from top to bottom in 2009.  

We love to just be tourists in our own town.  From trying the latest restaurant to the chocolate shop --from the largest music festival in the south, Bel Chere, to the Big South and SoConn basketball tournaments, from a concert at the Orange Peel to the symphony orchestra at the Thomas Wolfe, from minor league baseball with the Asheville Tourists to racing at the Bristol Motor Speedway, from driving the Blue Ridge Parkway to picking wild blueberries --there are enough things to do to last a lifetime. Our neighborhood is great because it's on a dead end road.  You don't have a lot of traffic.  It's quiet, except for the sound of nature.  It's not uncommon to see rabbits, squirrels, an occasional possum and maybe even a fox walking through the neighborhood.    We really know our neighbors.  They may drop off fresh veggies from their garden or bring by a fresh batch of cookies.  We enjoying just chatting with our neighbors and having them over for dinner or a barbecue.

 Our utility costs were very reasonable.  Everything in the home is electric, so I think we did pretty well.  We paid 12-even payments of $124.00 a month last year.  Keep in mind that included heating the home in winter and the electric water heater.  We have our own well and septic system, so you won't have a water or sewer bill.   Beyond that you can choose what you want to pay for cable, satellite, internet, etc.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

305 Jennifer Lane Asheville, NC  28803

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 1.63 Acres 
MLS #:  520041
under $420,000

Incredible mountain views in South Asheville subdivision! Nice open floor plan with vaulted ceiling in family room, formal DR, large basement & more. The views are just incredible from the inside or outside on the expansive deck.

Seller Says:  

We love Asheville!  There is something for everyone.  When family come to town there is always something going on and so many wonderful restaurants to choose from. We love to eat at the new Tupelo Honey South, Frankie Bones, and 5 Guys.  Yum! We have a Harris Teeter, an Earth Fare, two Walmarts and several Ingles grocery stores near by. 

We always dreamed of having a house with a view, but I didn't want to live way out in the boonies away from the stores and people.  When we found this place we knew it was perfect.  We feel like we are in our own private mountain get-away, yet we feel safe knowing that we belong to a well established community / neighborhood. 

We absolutely love living in Asheville. The culture is so rich and diverse.  We can go hiking one day and jet skiing the next.   Shortly after moving here we discovered that all three schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) are known to be the best in the area.  Two highly rated private schools are also just down the road from us. The 180 degree view is constantly changing... each season brings a fresh new perspective.

My husband just loves the garage.  It's huge and has a perfect area for his workbench and even an area large enough to store kids toys and our 4-wheeler! Our neighborhood is great; there is a pot luck and happy hour once a month.  There's a nice mix of young families and retirees.        

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

96 Chestnut Ridge Mills River, NC 28759

96 Chestnut Ridge Road Mills River, 28759

MLS #: 511620
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 0.99 Acres
Under $450,000
See current pricing 

Property Description

Long-range, year-round views in gated country club community. Golf, tennis, swim additional fee. Almost 1 acre. 4 beds w/3 bed septic, large sun room, RV parking at back, large deck for views, Rinnai, natural gas. 2 master bedrooms. 2 c garage w/ lots pkg @ back (see video). Bar, workshop, Remodeled kitchen, lots storage, granite & stainless fr. Media room, hobby room, fitness room.

Seller Says:
The thing I love about living in the Mills River area is I'm halfway between Asheville and Hendersonville, N.C. I can get to the downtown of either City in 20 minutes. I find I use both cities equally.

We love to eat at: Apollo Flame BistroRuth's Chris Steak House, Frankie Bones, Biltmore Bistro, 131 Main, sorry can't possibly name them all, lots of good restaurants in Asheville and Hendersonville. Grocery stores are plentiful, I love Earth Fare and Fresh Market, but Ingles has gas pumps and the lower gas prices so I go there often.

When we bought this property we were drawn to the beauty of the mountain views from our deck, the fall color and sunsets from our deck, the tennis and golf. The views driving down the mountain when I go out in the mornings are breath taking.

The Asheville area is wonderful because there is so much to do. Very friendly people, beautiful little towns all around to visit. It has a interesting history. Great shopping. Lots of higher education, some free for seniors. Very close to Tennesse and South Carolina. Some of the best Duplicate Bridge players I've ever come across are in this area. Great Playhouses, Flat Rock and Asheville. A few other things I can mention are, my grandchildren love to come to Gram's to go to camp. Wonderful camps all over this area in the summer and I use them, the parents get a break. The Blue Ridge Pkwy is just up the road,  also the North Carolina Arboretum is straight up the road 4 miles. We love to have family and friends visit,our house affords us lots of room not to be bumping into each other.

We like different things, my husband golfs, I play tennis. I love the shopping that's all around me. I can play bridge in the bridgeroom in Asheville and in Hendersonville. Several movie houses to go to. Wonderful knit shops in Asheville (two of them), one in Black Mountain and Flatrock.
 Our neighborhood is great for golf,tennis,you can't find better hiking than around our streets. The houses are sitting so you can't see other houses from your decks so it's so private, only mountain views.
The utility cost really is reasonable here

Ashley Woods 221 Nut Hatch Loop, Arden, NC 28704

221 Nut Hatch Loop Arden, 28704 

Under $365,000

MLS #: 518243

5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 0.26 Acres 

Below Appraisal. Desirable Ashley Woods, indoor and outdoor living spaces. 2 master suites, one on each floor. Stunning hardwood floors, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and breakfast bar. Living room with soaring vaulted ceilings and an abundance of large windows that allow tons of natural light to seep in! Large deck. Fireplace. Rocking chair front porch. Unfinished basement to easily add more square footage - located just minutes away from Biltmore Park to enjoy shopping, dining and the Regal Grande Movie Theater

 Seller Says: 

Asheville is a wonderfully unique town.  The population is diverse, warm, and friendly.  There are so many shops and activities that appeal to the interests of just about anyone.   There is an abundance of fabulous restaurants, art galleries, distinctive shops, hiking, biking, and fishing…just to name a few. This home is within five minutes of Biltmore park where we could enjoy a wonderful evening of dinner at Travinia or P.F. Changs and take in a movie, as well.  

Another great aspect of our location is that we were within 5 minutes of two different Ingles grocery stores.  We also were within 10 minutes of either the farmer’s market or an Earthfare. We were drawn to this area because it is so conveniently located to different areas of shopping and recreation.  It is within 2 miles of The NC arboretum (our personal favorite place to visit) and Bent Creek.  Also, the airport is less than 10 minutes away, yet no noise!    

We will surely miss the wonderful people of Asheville, as well as the sheer beauty of the area.  We will most certainly miss the The NC arboretum. It was wonderful to have such a gem of a park less than 3 minutes away!!! Our home is within 1/2 mile of Avery Creek elementaryschool.  It is also located within 10 minutes of the well-respected TCRoberson High school.    

Another interesting aspect of this home's location is that you can access the Blue Ridge parkway within 2 miles.  This can make getting around town a relaxing and scenic experience.  Or you can choose to take a beautiful Sunday drive without having to go out of your way. This home is within 1/2 mile of the french broad river where you can enjoy a quiet, relaxing picnic.  Or you can put on your waders and enjoy a day of fly fishing just minutes from your home.      

This is a very family friendly neighborhood.  There is a play park for the neighborhood children.  Also, there are many kids of all age ranges on every street.  The neighborhood is very social with frequent impromptu evening porch get-togethers.The utility costs (or lack thereof) of this home are truly impressive.  Due to the outstanding energy efficiency of this home we enjoyed the lowest utility costs of any home we have ever owned.  We enjoyed seeing our efficiency ratings awarded through progress energy compared to other homes in surrounding neighborhoods.  We were always extremely well rated!