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.