Lots of charm and square footage in this well-kept home. Each level has a full kitchen, offering good set up for guests or a mother-in-law suite. Windows in bedrooms downstairs don't open. Covered front and back porches to enjoy the outdoors. Great mature landscaping with a good mix of sun and shade, with rock accent walls. Looks are deceiving from outside -must see inside! Tons of Square Footage! Public water & sewer.
I love the small town atmosphere about Waynesville. It is neat, clean and usually has flowers blooming. I feel SAFE here!
I'm probably a grocery store snob! I humbly apologize about this...I go to Ingles on Russ Avenue almost exclusively. I've never brought home food that's out of date or not fresh! I purchase ice, movies, wine, newspapers, and many other items usually found at a larger store. Who can complain about Starbucks being INSIDE???
We take our vehicles to Taylor Ford for everything from oil changes to major repairs. Their service department is the best we've ever found. They are honest and quick to make repairs and get parts when needed. VERY dependable.
When we purchased our home, I was surprised at the floor and closet space! Plenty of room for our family to spread out and have "their own space". From the outside it is VERY deceiving. We looked for 2 years and couldn't find a place that fit our needs and when I walked into the front door I said: "This is it!". My husband and our Realtor wanted to know how I could tell from the front door, since there were many changes to be made, but I just knew. The next day I had a relative go back with me to look at the house because we were all so shocked! I still love our home! (and the yard is low maintenance, too!).
Convenience is a real plus in Waynesville. There is an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway only a few miles from our home, Barber's Orchard is open August through December, WCU is a great place for dozens of activities during the year, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad has fun opportunities for all ages, Biltmore is changing all the time and their Ambassador Pass holds endless benefits. Asheville is great for eating and shopping. I go regularly to the Arboretum and use the Trolly Tour for guests several times a year. I want to add the health care system in Asheville is one of the best in the entire STATE.
I must mention the friendliness of the general population in Waynesville. From being animal friendly, to shopkeepers, and we rarely miss going to church. We love our friends we've made here!! I support our merchants in Haywood County almost exclusively. You can't beat Mast General Store, Belk and the Tool Shed for clothing and gifts. Downtown Waynesville and Downtown Hazelwood have several shops unique to our area.
Waynesville is quite a festive area!! All the craft shows, street dances and Friday night shopping can't be beat. Folkmoot brings a cultural atmosphere that can't be found in other small counties in NC for three weeks in the summer. It is always changing and every year I learn something new. The Farmer's Markets are other favorites. I frequent both. Where else can you find fresh seafood, veggies, bakery items, homemade soap and hand knitted sweaters, scarves and caps?
My husband loves to fly fish. He says the fly fishing is the best in the Eastern US right here in Haywood County! He should know! Regularly I walk around the lake at Junaluska. I love the roses in the summertime. There are two beautiful golf courses within a few miles of our home. Everyone in the family plays golf but me. We eat at both golf resorts when the guys play... I go to the Blue Ridge Parkway whenever I can. Hiking the Blue Ridge is my worn out handbook of endless short and long hikes...I never tire of this!
Our neighborhood is very small. Almost half the homeowners are from out of state but even at times when we're all here it is friendly and very quiet! I love my huge porch with many rocking chairs and little hanging votives. Even in the winter we sit out with blankets and quilts and a hot cup of cocoa or coffee--a perfect place to unwind.