Spacious home on private lot in convenient Oakley, minutes to schools, shopping, dining, Biltmore Village and downtown! Unique sunken living room with gas logs. Large master w/2 walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms and bathroom w/walk-ins-one up and one down. Roomy eat-in kitchen with pass-through to living room. Laminate and ceramic tile floors throughout. Wonderful outdoor living on the huge wraparound deck with hot tub. Two outbuildings.
We moved to the Asheville area in 1988 due to job transfer opportunities. We chose the Asheville area due to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains where we could watch the seasonal changes, great climate, and a smaller diverse town. After seeing several small homes, the realtor said he had one more to show us but we may not like it. He was wrong! A two-story home with a sunken living room, a large master bedroom, and a major plus was the walk in closets in both upstairs bedrooms, two in the master. The house was just perfect for all our large furniture. Our six year old daughter was happy because her only wish was a “doorbell!” We had no idea what community we were in at the time, but Oakley for us, turned out to be the best location to live in Asheville and convenient to so many things.
We are just a short drive to Mission-St. Joseph’s Hospital Systems on Biltmore Avenue. There are also several professional medical parks nearby: Medical Park off of Exit 51, Vanderbilt Medical Park off Exit 50, and MAHEC Family and OB Practices also off Exit 50.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities just five minutes away at Biltmore Village just outside the entrance to the Biltmore House. Check out the River Arts District nearby where you will find local artists and restaurants. Take a stroll downtown to find many local shops and do visit the Mast General Store, Grove Arcade, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café. At the Asheville Mall you will find all your major department stores, and soon to come H&M. Walmart, Target, The Kitchen Place and Dicks Sporting Goods are also nearby. Home Depot will be in your back door and Lowes Home Improvement store is within 3 miles.
Are you into fitness and sports? For individual one-on-one workouts check out Plank Fitness Personal Training on London Road near the Biltmore Village (www.plandavl.com I can personally recommend this group). Check out www.riverridgehealthandwellness where you will find businesses such as Ladies Workout Express Asheville, Bikram Hot Yoga Asheville, Asheville Dance, Cardio Kids Fitness, HF Training Center, etc. The local Asheville Municipal Golf Course is at the end of Fairview Road less than 2 miles away. We love to visit Carrier Park and the French Broad River Park & Dog Park to take walks around the paths next to the French Broad River. Watch or participate in a baseball game, volley ball, lawn bowling, or ride your bike around the old Amboy Road Race Track. There are great children’s playgrounds and areas for picnics and cookouts by the river. A Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is five minutes from the house where you can take a leisurely sightseeing ride, or hike and bike along the parkway.
Our home is just two miles from the entrance of the beautiful historic Biltmore Estate House and Winery. You might be tempted to purchase season tickets to visit the grounds and house during different times of the year. Beautiful at Christmas, flowering gardens in the Spring, and check out the Summer Concert Series list of entertainers. The historic Grove Park Inn is within ten minutes where you can have dinner on the Sunset Terrace, play a round of golf, or enjoy the entertainment at Elaine’s Dueling Piano Bar.