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Old 09-04-2007, 04:20 PM
 
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We're moving to Asheville, and are looking to buy a home.

We'll be working close to downtown Asheville.
My wife is a piano teacher, and teaches at home and in the homes of people.

In which area (in the city or outside of the city in one of the smaller towns in the mountains) should we be looking to buy if we:
- want to have a mountain view (nothing too spectacular = $$); we are easily pleased
- like to be surrounded by nature / wildlife
- don't mind a 30-minute commute into Asheville
- are looking to buy an older (preferably not in a community) home, at least 2 BR / 2 BA
- like to be in a good school district (for resale value of our house)
- like to live in an area of more expensive homes, for these are more likely customers for my wife

We don't have a million dollar budget.

Thanks!
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Hmmm. If you can find a place with a view off of Sweeten Creek Rd in South Asheville, I think your needs would be met. Deer and wild turkeys come off the mountain just to the east, you're 20 minutes or less to downtown, good Roberson schools, and upscale communities Biltmore Park, the Ramble, and Biltmore Forest are all within ten minutes' drive.

Another option would be just east of that area, in the Reynolds/Cane Creek parts of southern Buncombe county. Or you could try the Beaverdam area of North Asheville. It's near the upscale older neighborhoods of Kimberly and Grove Park. There are many homes with mountain views up there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:54 PM
 
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Smile nature lover

Check out Brevard, NC. There is a small college there with a focus on music. 10 mins to Asheville airport and 20 mins into Asheville. Hiking, lots of waterfalls, etc. Try the chamber of commerce for Brevard.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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It's a great nature spot and has a small, strong cultural scene, but Brevard is about 45 minutes from downtown Asheville: Google Map
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Cane Creek seems beautiful, affordable and close to downtown Asheville. I don't live there, but we are looking at houses in the area. We currently live in N. Asheville, on the west side of Merrimon Ave. We love our neighborhood, but if we had known how terrible it would be to live off on Merrimon, we would have thought twice. No turn lanes, a million lights, and lost tourists make for a frustrating drive home from work. Beaverdam is nice, but you typically have to take Merrimon Ave to get there.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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We're moving to Asheville, and are looking to buy a home.

We'll be working close to downtown Asheville.
My wife is a piano teacher, and teaches at home and in the homes of people.

In which area (in the city or outside of the city in one of the smaller towns in the mountains) should we be looking to buy if we:
- want to have a mountain view (nothing too spectacular = $$); we are easily pleased
- like to be surrounded by nature / wildlife
- don't mind a 30-minute commute into Asheville
- are looking to buy an older (preferably not in a community) home, at least 2 BR / 2 BA
- like to be in a good school district (for resale value of our house)
- like to live in an area of more expensive homes, for these are more likely customers for my wife

We don't have a million dollar budget.

Thanks!



Black Mountain (short drive east of Asheville)

or

Weaverville (short drive north of Asheville)

or

Mills River (about 20 mins. down I26/Rt.280 south of Asheville)
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:29 AM
 
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Given that the OP started this thread in September of 2007, I'm pretty sure that he's found a place by now .....
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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That is too funny ... we just go off blabbering away and make believe it's current. Thanks for the reminder to check the dates.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Does a 3 1/2 year resurrection fall into the top ten?
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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Does a 3 1/2 year resurrection fall into the top ten?
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