Looking for a new home in the Carolinas can be fun and exciting. But figuring out where to lay roots will take some planning and thought. North Carolina has become a popular area to purchase a home due to its mountainous appeal and family-friendly neighborhoods.
Nathan has recently received his North Carolina broker’s license and has spent much personal time in the growing areas from Saluda to Hendersonville to Asheville. From the equestrian appeal to the adventurous mountain terrain, North Carolina has a lot to offer home-buyers looking for a location with easy access to the great outdoors.
From Greenville, SC, highways 25 and 26 will take you through Saluda, Hendersonville, and into Asheville. Each city has a unique appeal and things to do that make it attractive for real estate and home-buying.
Placed at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this quaint and historic Victorian mountain village in North Carolina offers an authentic, small-town feel while granting residents generous access to the natural wonders within a short driving distance. Avid hikers will be amazed by the levels of different terrains offered by the surrounding mountains and peaks. Family activities like road biking, swimming, fishing, camping, zip-lining, and whitewater adventures are abundant when living in Saluda.
With mild temperatures, Saluda offers a respite from the summer heat and colorful, seasonal beauty throughout the year. Attractions like The Gorge Ziplining and Bradley Falls attract adventure seekers from surrounding states. Delicious apple mills, gem mines, and historic architecture all add to the family-friendly appeal of Saluda and make it the perfect place to call home.
South of Asheville, Hendersonville is full of more things to do– from the vibrant downtown atmosphere to the various hikes and outlooks with magnificent views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dozens of distinctive restaurants, wineries, and breweries make for a charming culinary scene. Aside from the endless weekend possibilities, living in Hendersonville has a suburban feel and is very accommodating for families looking for more space to raise children or retirees looking to get out of dense cities.
As of 2021, the population of Hendersonville was a little over 15,000. Because of the added elevation, the weather is comfortable throughout the year. Despite a small-town feel, Hendersonville offers diversity, strong arts and culture scenes, and positively-rated schools.
Often named the “Paris of the South,” Asheville contains an energetic downtown with beautiful streets and buildings. Delicious aromas from the various restaurants and coffee shops sometimes make it hard to choose which establishment to pick– but that’s one of the best problems you can have in Asheville.
Asheville is also home to the Biltmore Estate– America’s largest home. Seated on 8,000 acres, the estate was built by George Vanderbilt and welcomes visitors from around the country for its impressive size and historical features.
From its rich history to its miles of biking trails and hiking spots to its growing culinary scene, Asheville will give you many reasons to buy a home within its city limits. The population of Asheville is around 96,000 as of 2022. Even at this size, residents can still expect a small-town feeling while enjoying all the perks of larger city life.
The River Arts District provides a colorful getaway from reality and a place for residents to enjoy a sense of creativity and culture. Food critics have also recognized Asheville as having a dynamic culinary scene and a slew of dinner destinations considered “best places to eat.”
Maintaining an active lifestyle is easy in Asheville, accompanied by warm summer nights and mild winters. Are you looking for a neighborhood to fit a specific bill? Asheville offers it all– from well-established communities with historical ties to downtown condos to new construction homes for families.
North Carolina is growing, and so is real estate. Choosing a city to call home is always a process, but anywhere you land in North Carolina will provide a lively, energetic lifestyle or a cozy, spacious residence– whatever fits your preferences. North Carolina cities truly do offer a little bit of everything.