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North Carolina Mountain Communities

The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains are among the top places to retire, vacation, and own a second home. Mountain communities in North Carolina offer privacy, beautiful views, and outdoor recreation not found in other states. Owning a mountain home in the Tar Heel State provides easy access to quaint mountain towns, world-renowned trout fishing, whitewater rafting, several national parks, and the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore the best mountain communities in North Carolina to find luxury mountain homes and unspoiled mountain land for sale.

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, North Carolina Mountain Community
Sylva, North Carolina

This low-density club community in the mountains of Western North Carolina has fewer than 400 homes and nearly 3,500 of its 4,400 acres permanently protected from development by conservation easements. Amenities include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, The Ruby Valley Sports Camp for swim, tennis and fitness, an Equestrian Center, The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant, a Nature Center with onsite naturalists, horseback riding, 38 miles of fishing streams, and over 30 miles of private hiking trails. Lots are priced from $95,000 to $429,000; Homes from $659,000 to $3.2 million. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Mountain Community
Tuckasegee, North Carolina

This lakefront mountain resort community features a Nicklaus Design golf course, a lake club with pools, restaurant and fitness center, tennis courts, a 500-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style cottages, custom homes, villas and mountain lodges are priced from the high $200,000s to $4 million; Lots priced from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...

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Champion Hills

Hendersonville, North Carolina Mountain Community
Hendersonville, North Carolina

This active member-owned club and debt-free mountain golf community boasts a Tom Fazio signature golf course and other country club amenities just 8 minutes from Hendersonville and 30 minutes from downtown Asheville. Lots from $25,000 to $349,000; Homes and Townhomes from $500,000 to $3 million+. Read More...


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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Mountain Community
Glenville, North Carolina

This 2,000-acre gated community is located near the Nantahala National Forest and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, and community amenities include a clubhouse, an adventure trail, and equestrian, hiking and biking trails. Homesites priced from $80,000 to $350,000. Read More...

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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Mountain Community
Brevard, North Carolina

For over four decades, Connestee Falls has offered scenic mountain real estate and single-family homes for sale in a gated Blue Ridge Mountain community with golf, tennis, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails and other active lifestyle amenities. Homesites are priced from about $10,000 to $99,900; Single-family homes from $125,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Cullowhee River Club

Cullowhee, North Carolina Mountain Community
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Located next to Western Carolina University, on the banks of the Tuckasegee River this residential and recreational community offers something for everyone. Residents have access to a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, and riverside amenities without club initiation fees or club dues. The endless hiking and biking trails of 3 Blue Ridge Mountain national parks are minutes away and the cultural attractions of Asheville are less than an hour’s drive. Cabins, cottages, townhomes and condos priced from the low $200,000s to $600,000+. Read More...

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, North Carolina Mountain Community
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Named the 2013 Community of the Year by the Asheville Home Builders Association, this established North Carolina high country community offers a choice of mountain cottages and custom homes for sale in a bucolic setting close to Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and other Blue Ridge Mountain destinations. Amenities include a mountain lodge styled clubhouse with fitness center, community barn, private parks and a network of hiking and riding trails. Lots priced from $70,000 to $650,000; Homes and Cottages from $475,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Grandview Peaks

Nebo, North Carolina Mountain Community
Nebo, North Carolina

Located about an hour from Asheville, this gated mountain community offers a choice of long-range views and gently sloping lots for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Ready-to-build 1- to 10-acre lots are priced from $29,900 to $89,900; Log, Timber and Craftsman Style home/land packages priced from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...


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Mountain Air

Burnsville, North Carolina Mountain Community
Burnsville, North Carolina

Located 30 minutes from Asheville, this acclaimed mountaintop gated community features a selection of custom homesites and developer-built residences with long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Amenities include a rugged mountain golf course, resort-style recreational facilities, and fly-in access via a private paved runway. Lots priced from $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and condos priced from $200,000 to $1.9 million. Read More...

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Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove

Highlands, North Carolina Mountain Community
Highlands, North Carolina

An 18-hole Tom Jackson-designed golf course and four-star historical inn are distinguishing features of this Highlands, North Carolina gated community set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Membership extends five generations, allowing the whole family access to heated swimming pools, spa facilities, tennis, fitness centers, and dining. Lots priced from $150,000 to $800,000; Condos, Townhomes, and Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million. Read More...

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Sunset Falls at Bald Creek

Waynesville, North Carolina Mountain Community
Waynesville, North Carolina

This low-density mountain community is located 20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 minutes from Asheville—an area home to 16 mountain peaks exceeding 6,000 feet in elevation. Residents enjoy dramatic long-range mountain views, streams, creeks, and wooded hiking trails. Lots ranging from 1.5 to 8 acres are priced from $69,900 to $219,900. Read More...


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SweetGrass

Blowing Rock, North Carolina Mountain Community
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Set within the Blue Ridge Mountains, this mountain lake community in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is framed by views of Grandfather Mountain, the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Julian Price Memorial Park. Along with The Lake House and a North Carolina protected trout stream, outdoor pursuits include canoeing, kayaking, fitness, hiking, fishing and boating, with easy access to golf nearby. Maintenance free cottages and lakefront/lakeview homes priced from the $260,000s to $700,000; Lots priced from $80,000 to $250,000. Read More...

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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Mountain Community
Lenoir, North Carolina

Set on 3,600 acres, this gated mountain community borders Pisgah National Forest and is 30 minutes from Blowing Rock, NC. Amenities include 5 miles of river frontage, equestrian facilities, a mountaintop Lodge, 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four waterfalls, two community gardens, low HOA fees, and mild four season weather. Lots priced from $39,990 to $169,000; Homes from $299,000 to $999,990. Read More...


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The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Banner Elk, North Carolina Mountain Community
Banner Elk, North Carolina

The Lodges at Eagles Nest is a private mountain community offering residents all the sophistication of an upscale gated community combined with a "summer-camp” inspired lifestyle. One to ten-acre lots with long-range views priced from $60,000 to $400,000; Custom-Designed Mountain Homes priced from $250,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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The Settlement at Thomas Divide

Bryson City, North Carolina Mountain Community
Bryson City, North Carolina

This mountain community of Western Carolina borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is just 10 minutes from downtown Bryson City. Amenities include a community center with lodging, equestrian facilities, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Residents also have easy access to more than 500 miles of trails, trout fishing streams, whitewater rafting, boating, and more. Lots priced from $51,000 to $450,000; Cabin priced at $549,000. Read More...


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