LAKE JAMES, N.C. (May 19, 2016) – Crescent Communities has announced an expansion of the Lake James community with the introduction of five new homesites and upgrades to the Expedition Center. 

The new homesites, located within Old Wildlife Club in McDowell County, are water access sites nestled in a private wooded area.  The sites offer stunning views of Lake James, Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains,   with access to the pristine waters of Lake James. Ranging in size from 1.5 to 3.4 acres, homesite prices begin at $140,000. Residents choosing one of these homesites will receive exclusive access to all amenities at the Lakeside Adventure Center and will have the option to build a private dock on Lake James. Twenty additional homesites will be released later this year.

The expansion to the Expedition Center features canoe, kayak, paddle boarding and fishing equipment reservations, along with a new bar and lounge area, a new fire pit and upgraded furniture and décor.  It is one of the newest social gathering places in the Lake James community.

This expansion is an addition to a wide array of on-site amenities at Lake James, which include a resort-style pool, outdoor spa, state-of-the-art indoor fitness facility, an outdoor
amphitheater and fire pit, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, the Hully Gully fishing pond, the Grand Pavilion with a social hall, game room and the County Line Canteen and  many miles of hiking trails around Lake James. In addition, a full-time activities director organizes events throughout the year, which include wine tastings, camping and ski trips and holiday parties.

“We are excited about this expansion to the Lake James community,” said Crawford Craige, manager of development for Lake James-Crescent Communities. “The new homesite introductions offer additional options in this sought-after community, while preserving the natural beauty of this stunning lakefront property. As with all of our homesites, these new sites are behind protected shorelines as part of our commitment to preserving the natural beauty and sustainability of Lake James. The upgrades to the Expedition Center provide an additional level of waterfront seating where our residents can gather for socials, enjoy a meal or sit back and relax by the water.  Lake James has been one of our premier communities for many years, and its natural beauty and robust amenities continue to attract new residents.” 

Lake James-Crescent Communities offers the rustic elegance of an upscale lakefront community on the waters of Lake James.  Ideally located at the base of the Blue Ridge, between Asheville and Charlotte, Lake James is an ideal location, with pristine shorelines, resort-style amenities, planned activities, miles of hiking trails and convenient access to the best of Western North Carolina. Homes and homesites are available now. 

About Crescent Communities
Crescent Communities, LLC is a leading real estate investment and operating firm creating long-term value by developing thoughtful, sustainable communities that improve people’s lives. Founded in 1963, Crescent’s original mandate as a land management company continues to inform its commitment to the wise stewardship of natural resources. The company finances, plans and develops residential, multifamily, mixed-used and commercial properties and land assets, valued in total at $1.2 billion. Crescent is recognized for its innovative approach to development, robust capital deployment, seasoned leadership team, and proven model of sustainability.

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