Wednesday, December 19, 2012

96 Retta Lane, Leicester, NC 28747

96 Retta Lane, Leicester NC 28747

3 Bedrooms | MLS #: 524232
Property Description
Priced Below Appraisal!!  Very unique home with stunning views. There is nothing like it on the market right now. Converted log cabin with lots of square footage and a little over 8 acres! You can see Mt. Mitchell from your back deck. Wrap around deck to maximize the views! Very neat wood pass through next to stone fireplace. Quiet and private with views of the buffalo roaming close by. Great sunny garden space and mature fruit trees. 

"Seller Says" 
What I love about Leicester begins with the view.  From our rear deck we can see Mount Mitchell, tallest peak east of the Mississippi, and all the magnificent scenery in between.  A second lovable feature of this section of Leicester is that our neighbor raises American bison.  Few people nowadays can enjoy living and observing “where the Buffalo roam".  While the town maintains an atmosphere of being in the country, with relatively close to shopping and business areas and are only about a 20 min. drive from the center of Asheville.


Greater Asheville has as wide a variety of restaurants as one could ask for, from fast food to good quality inexpensive to high quality expensive, to say nothing of specialty experiences too numerous to elaborate.  Our favorites include Shogun Buffet with oriental cuisine, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, TCBY/Subway with both soft serve and hand dipped frozen yogurt (located in Weaverville, roughly a 30 minute drive ).  We also enjoy Sonic Drive in with old-fashioned service on roller skates to your car.    

Grocery stores abound, several within a 10-minute drive.  We like Ingles Market, and frequent two well-stocked health food stores:  Earth Fare and Green Life.    
 
When we bought the property, we told our friends back in Massachusetts,  “The scenery is so spectacular that the owners were willing to sell us the view, and then threw in the house for free.  And we got a bargain at that.”  The house was built by a contractor for his son, and we could see that the workmanship was high quality:  both rustic and comfortable, both highly desirable features for our tastes.  The fact that it was in the country, away from the hustle and bustle of a city location, yet access to enjoyable urban features were very accessible    

Asheville has been listed as one of the top 10 cities in America to live in, and we agree wholeheartedly. Unlike many small to mid-sized cities it is far from provincial, but is quite cosmopolitan with a variety of social, historic, and artistic settings and exemplifies the whole range of possible activities from ultra-conservative to far liberal and beyond.  The variety appeals to us. Whatever one’s orientation, there is a place of comfort somewhere in or near Asheville.    

Not having any children at home, we have paid little attention to pre, primary, or secondary facilities, and their excellence or lack thereof.  I do believe that the local school system is at the very least good, and perhaps better than that.  I do know that there are numerous private schools, some of which are very good.  We also are blessed with a number of colleges:  community, state and private.  One could get a very good education in almost any field and never have to drive more than half-an-hour from Retta Lane.    


Being in our mid-70’s, we have tended to focus on health and exercise issues.  We have been active in the Senior Games opportunities, and have participated often in various road races in the area.  As with so much else, there exists a variety of options.  We are also blessed with excellent health facilities, ranging from traditional medical facilities to numerous alternative medicine programs which include high quality professionals and practitioners.