Thursday, July 12, 2012

106 Watson Road Arden, 28704 MLS 522101

106 Watson Road Arden, 28704

4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1.92 Acres | MLS # 522101    


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Seller Says:  

We love the small community feel of Fletcher and Arden.  We also love living close to the Asheville airport, Target, all the shopping in general, good restaurants.  Everything is so convenient yet living on a back road makes it feel as though we are in the country.   We love to eat at Chilis, Cracker Barrel, and Carrabas.  Wtih a new Olive Garden coming soon, there is great selection of good restaurants.   There are several grocery stores to shop at with in five minutes of our home.  A couple of those are Ingles, Walmart, and the new Target Superstore.   

When we bought the property we were drawn to the long grassy yard with heirloom apple trees dotted on the land.  A small creek that borders the one side lures wildlife and native plants.   The location of 106 Watson is wonderful because it is in between Hendersonville with charming downtown shopping and Asheville that has an abundance of activities to do.  There is the River Arts District that provides unique shopping as well as the Grove Arcade and Biltmore Park.  Biltmore Park has a new theater and YMCA.   Other things that I can mention are the area schools that are nearby.  The Asheville area has so many great public and private schools.  Fletcher Park is less than 10 minutes and has bike and walking trails, baseball, and soccer fields.

We love the front porch of our home. We spend spring through fall enjoying the large space by having friends over and eating outside. Our back deck affords us to have gatherings with our backyard bonfires.  We love being able to have our windows blind free because of the great privacy our land offers us.  Being self-sufficient is important to us and so the large garden at the top of our property has offered years of fresh organic produce and tasty heirloom apples.  The room has given us the space to also raise chickens where a few of the areas wild bunnies have also eaten along side them. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

15 Four Oaks Drive Arden, NC 28704 MLS 521968

15 Four Oaks Drive Arden, NC 28704
MLS #521968

Priced Below Appraisal. Contemporary home on a gently rolling lot with a front covered porch to wile away the summer days. Hardwood flooring in foyer, kitchen and dining areas. Cozy fireplace in living room ideal for our winter months. Master suite boasts tray ceilings, ceramic flooring in bathroom, a jacuzzi tub with ceramic surround, a custom ceramic shower and 3 walk-in closets.

Priced Below $386,000
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Seller Says:

The things I love about the town where we live is being  close to shopping and churches.    We love to eat at the following restaurants; Chilis, Cracker Barrel, Panera Bread, J & S Cafeteria    I love to shop at Ingles and Walmart. 
We were drawn to this property because of the location and the small development.  The  Asheville area has beautiful mountains and wonderful weather as well as a small town feel.   Also, there are great schools and a great airport that can take you most anywhere.    We have a horse arena and great golf.  The library is also close by.    Our neighborhood is friendly and helpful.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

699 Madison's Ridge Marshall NC MLS 520161

699 Madison's Ridge Road Marshall, 28753

Property Description

Priced Below Appraisal. Your own private mountain estate on 34 acres just moments from Downtown Asheville. Complete with solar option for well and whole house A/C, back-up generator. Stunning custom built home with fine finishes. 12" solid concrete basement. Oak Flooring downstairs, Hickory Flooring upstairs, hickory cabinets, granite countertops. 3 Woodstoves in home. Security system with remote view cameras. Pristine river front property.


The things we love about Marshall NC is that the town is rich in history, scenery, outdoor activities and mountain culture. It is a true mountain town nestled in the beautiful mountains of western NC and the banks of the French Broad River. Downtown Marshall houses an authentic old-time General store and hardware stores, art galleries, and unique shops. Marshall is also becoming a center for artists.    

We enjoy eating at home however, Marshall has many casual restaurants (see list at bottom) on both historic downtown Main street and on the highway 25/70 bypass which offer varied menus to choose from. Dining opportunities abound and range from burgers to Italian dishes to standard sandwiches. You can try out a southern favorite or health foods prepared in interesting ways to tempt the taste buds.

If you get bored with the local foods you can take a 20 minute drive into Asheville where restaurants are plenty. Our favorites are the Laughing Seed and Tupelo Honey.  

Grocery stores are incredibly close by considering the privacy our house has to offer. We are within 5 minutes from a new Ingles and 15 minutes from  Walmart or Lowes.   

When we bought the property we were particularly drawn to the fact that we had such  diversity in the land. We have pastures to raise horses, areas to garden, woods to explore, and the riverfront to enjoy. Down by the river  there used to be a hotel that was built in the 1800's where you can find the remains of an old stone fireplace and a brick lined well that provided their water needs.     

Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains between Weaverville , NC and Hot Springs, NC Marshall is a thriving center of Appalachian traditions. Marshall NC is a place where traditional rural living meets a diverse cultural community. Marshall has become a hot spot for some of the best Western North Carolina artists and craftspeople, as well as as artists from around the country. Marshall is also home to many music events celebrating the musical traditions and history of NC. Mountain music lovers from throughout the region come to hear bluegrass, country, folk, rock and roll, and more.   

As far as schools I can say that there are 5 K-12 schools in Marshall, NC including 5 public schools. There are 2 Marshall elementary schools, 1 Marshall middle school, 2 Marshall high Schools and 6 Marshall preschool schools.

We enjoy riding our ATV's on the property down to the river. My husband enjoys sitting on the front porch and shooting targets. In the mornings and late afternoon we enjoy what seems to be a parade of turkeys that circle the house. You can also enjoy watching the deer throughout the day.

There is something for everyone in close proximity to our property. The French Broad River offers everything you could want for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors including white water rafting.

You could also take a short ride to Hot Springs where not only can you go whitewater rafting but also tubing, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, or just soak in a 100+ degree mineral water from which the town Hot Springs received its name.

In the winter time you can also take a short drive to Wolf Ridge where there are great opportunities for ski and snowboard enthusiasts. Our neighborhood is as private as it can possibly be. We can grab a cup of coffee and sit on our screened porch and view the fog lifting off the French Broad River which runs along the edge of the property.  You can listen to the birds chirping and admire the mountain views. 

Utility Costs
Our utility costs are minimal in spite of the fact that we like the Air conditioning cold because we have solar power that runs most of the home other than the A/C's. In an emergency loss of power from the grid we have batteries that store electricity and also a generator to charge the batteries if there is insufficient sun power available. Our average electric bill is about $70 a month. Our water is pumped from a 450' deep well that can also be powered by the solar array.                                                        

Restaurants in Marshall, NC

Casual restaurants on both historic downtown Main Street and on the Highway 25/70 Bypass offered varied menus to choose from. Dining opportunities range from burgers to Italian dishes to standard sandwiches. Try out a southern favorite or health foods prepared in interesting ways to tempt the taste buds.

Burger Parlor

5707 NC Highway 25/70 Bypass
828 649-3378
Great burgers and more.

French Broad Deli

798 Walnut Creek Road
828 649-8177
Sandwiches and other southern favorites.

Good Stuff’s YUM!

68 North Main Street
828 649-9711
Set inside the combination grocery, bar, gift shop, and gallery, the Good Stuff restaurant serves local, organic food in the downhome, comfortable atmosphere.

Longnecks Tavern and Restaurant

5145 NC Highway 25/70 Bypass
828 649-0400
Steaks. Bar-b-que, chicken, ribs, burgers.  Appetizers  and light meals served after grill is closed.  Beer and Wine.  Marshall’s first tavern since 1948.

Momma’s Country Kitchen

7529 US Highway 25/70 Bypass
828 649-3565
Sandwiches and more.

Pot Pie133 South Main Street

828 649-9041
Homemade comfort food in a crust– pot pies made from the best, local ingredients can go from your freezer, to your oven, and right to your table. Their pies are a great way to have a home cooked, healthy meal when you don’t feel like cooking. They also make a special, gourmet gift! Let them do the work for you!

Reggie’s Restaurant

5311 NC Highway 25/70 Bypass
828 649-3215
Full menu of good things to eat.

Zuma Coffee7 North Main Street

828 649-1617
Zuma Coffee is a quaint cafe in historic down town Marshall. Specializing in great sandwiches, wraps, coffee, special lunch plates and desserts. Wireless Internet is always available. Come over on Thursday night for a FREE Bluegrass jam session.

Subway of Marshall

5385 NC Highway 25/70 Bypass
828 649-1415