Certified Pre-Owned Home! Priced below appraisal, pre-inspected, home warranty. Move-in ready with great floor plan. Nice outdoor living areas include rocking-chair front porch, back deck, screened porch & patio. Master on main w/garden tub & walk-in closet. Lower level could easily convert to apt or in-law suite. Tons of storage space in home, plus double carport and outbuilding. Private feel, yet minutes to shopping and convenient to downtown.
One of the things I love about this area is the lifestyle that Asheville and Western North Carolina offers. So much creativity and art. I also love the short distance to downtown Asheville from our house. When I feel the need for city life it is a 15 minute drive to downtown. Then I come back 15 minutes to Leicester to my quiet country retreat.
We love to eat at Carmel's restaurant. Our favorite place to eat is the Sunny Pointe Cafe. They have the best breakfast around! Yoshida's has been a family tradition as well for our birthdays. Papa's Pizza located here in Leicester has amazing take out for the crazy hectic I don't feel like cooking days.
Leicester has a newer Ingles grocery store. The managers are so friendly. They have a large selection of specialty items as well as organic items. The baristas at the Starbucks located inside the store are the best baristas around!
15 minutes away on Merrimon Avenue there is a Fresh Market, Harris Teeter and Earth Fare. Sams is located 10 minutes away off of Patton Avenue.
When we bought the property we were drawn to welcoming feel when you come around the corner into the circle drive. The location of the house at the end of the street makes you feel like it is your own private road. The setting is somewhat rural but close to everything.
The lower area of the property is perfect for gardening. The property is easy to maintain with so much potential. I love to sit by the creek on warm nights. The house is very bright with tons of storage.
When it snows I am never stranded in this development. The roads are maintained quickly. The way the house is positioned, I get the morning sun so the drive way and road melts quickly.
The drive time to the school was an important factor for us. We are 4 miles to the school and to the grocery store.
The Asheville area is wonderful because you have so much to do at your finger tips. The most amazing restaurants, sidewalk cafes, arts and crafts, theatres and concerts. Downtown has the cutest eclectic shops to visit. Asheville always has something going on for the family to do. We are located near some of the most amazing hiking trails and waterfalls. We love to take the motorcycle out and ride the back roads in Leicester and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We frequent the Biltmore Estate about once or twice a month.
A few other things that I can mention is watching the sunrise from the front porch. On those cold mornings I pull all the blinds open and I can watch the sun come up from my master bedroom or the living room. It fills the entire front side of the house with warm orange and yellow colors. This property has so many neat "sit and capture the moment spots".
Our family enjoys the life that Western North Carolina has to offer us. We are centrally located in Leicester. We have the semi rural living in Leicester but close to everything.
The Greenville Airport is 1.5 hours away. Charlotte Airport is 2 hours away. Cherokee Indian Reservation is a 40 minute ride west. Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia are all about 1-2 hours drive time with tons of things to see and do.
In the spring everything is blooming and there are tons of fresh markets going on to buy fresh herbs, soaps and goodies. In the summer tubing down the rivers, motorcycle rides on the blue ridge hiking and the waterfalls. Riding our horses. The fall holds so many festivals you cant see them all. The apple Festival in Hendersonville is a must! The seasons are all amazing.
Our neighborhood is great for families. It is so quiet and safe in this neighborhood. When you are out walking, you see families in their yards or on their porch. Everyone waves and says hello.