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    Local Asheville Development, Whisper Mountain, Chosen For Southern Living Inspired Communities

Local Asheville Development, Whisper Mountain, Chosen For Southern Living Inspired Communities

Hand-picked to showcase Southern Living lifestyle, Whisper Mountain breathes renewed spirit into the Asheville real estate market.
Asheville, NC – With the housing market bouncing back and much of the activity based in the South,* Southern Living announces the launch of Southern Living Inspired Communities, a unique collection of residential developments featuring seven founding members across five Southern states (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) that exemplify the Southern Living lifestyle.
Southern Living Inspired Communities editors hand-picked neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and Southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place. Whisper Mountain embraces the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, displays the best of Southern Living inspired architecture, and hosts an environments that fosters communal gatherings.
“Whisper Mountain is a magical place. The craftsmanship and preservation of the rich mountain history creates a unique setting to call home,” said Owner Charlie Ball. “The community is home to the 2008 Southern Living Idea House and 2009 Southern Living Giveaway House and are honored to have been chosen to be part of Southern Living Inspired Communties.”
Homes and homesites are available for purchase within the gated development, located 17 miles northwest of Asheville. This forward thinking community offers a place where humanity and nature thrive in delicate symmetry, and upholds the standard of smart living choices
Additional members of  the Southern Living Inspired Communities include:

Old Town (Columbus, GA):  A New Neighborhood that Honors the Past.  This charming Southern town is a shining example of New Urbanism where day-to-day activities are all walkable.

 

Habersham (Beaufort, SC): Waterfront Living in the Lowcountry. Awarded the “Best Neighborhood Design in America” by the National Association of Home Builders, this coastal town was designed by Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company, champion of New Urbanism.

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    SOUTHERN LIVING EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF SOUTHERN LIVING INSPIRED COMMUNITIES

SOUTHERN LIVING EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF SOUTHERN LIVING INSPIRED COMMUNITIES

SOUTHERN LIVING EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN REAL ESTATE MARKET WITH LAUNCH OF SOUTHERN LIVING INSPIRED COMMUNITIES
Branded Collection of Residential Properties — Marked by Charm, Taste and Southern Spirit — Offer Consumers a New Way to Shop for a Home
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New York, NY – With the housing market bouncing back and much of the activity based in the South,* Southern Living announces the launch of Southern Living Inspired Communities, a unique collection of residential developments featuring seven founding members across five Southern states (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee) that exemplify the Southern Living lifestyle.
Hand-picked by our editors, Southern Living Inspired Communities are neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and Southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place. They embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture, and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.

“Southern Living Inspired Communities shows our pride of place in bricks and mortar,” said Southern Living Editor in Chief Lindsay Bierman, who is also a trained architect and previously worked for New York’s renowned firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects. “The program builds on our legacy of Southern style and brings to life the timeless design principles we advocate and celebrate through multimedia content. We’re proud to offer a new level of consumer service that will radically simplify the process of finding the perfect home in the best neighborhood.”

This initiative is the culmination of nearly 50 years of the brand’s experience in the Homes category. In addition to covering homes across the South for decades, the brand sells a successful line of branded House Plans designed by the South’s top architects. It has created a hand-selected group of trusted […]

Five Short Hikes near Asheville, NC

The Asheville area is rich in tracts of undisturbed wilderness areas, national and state parks. It is also home to many beautiful North Carolina mountain homes. Visitors and North Carolina mountain homeowners seeking hiking recreation may be overwhelmed by the number of choices and also question the level of physical ability needed.

Here are some important hiking tips: bring enough drinking water and some warm clothing; wear hiking boots with grip; and pack rain gear in case of storms. In Western North Carolina, weather and temperature shift quickly and many of the trails near Asheville are rocky, and steep, so be prepared for some cardiovascular exercise.

Here are five short hikes that can be done in one to two hours. Expect more cardio exertion on the high country hikes (Craggy Gardens, Mount Mitchell, and Max Patch) and less on the river hiking (East Fork River and Hot Springs).

Craggy Gardens
The hike to Craggy Gardens is .7 miles and begins at milepost 364 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s a short, steady, upward climb that takes about 20-30 minutes. In the spring, this grassy bald is filled with wildflowers and rhododendron. Once the summit has been reached, enjoy the 360-degree views of the Asheville area.

Mount Mitchell: Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 355. 
Mount Mitchell is the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River and stands at 6,684 feet. To reach Mount Mitchell from the Asheville area, visitors are best advised to pass through Burnsville or Marion and access it through Route 80. Due to a roadway failure, the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed between Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell. While the new observation deck is underway, there is no access to the observation deck trail or short trail sections […]

Asheville NC Real Estate: The Florida Connection

Whether chased north by heat, hurricanes, or rising property-tax and flood insurance costs, Floridians continue to flock to the mountains of western North Carolina for permanent or second homes. Their homes in Florida can be of outstanding quality, especially if they are sold through Round Table Realty, but sometimes some Floridians are looking for an extra home further north.

Here are some reasons why Floridians continue to seek out that perfect piece of Asheville North Carolina real estate.
Mountain Real Estate Provides Health Benefits
Florida’s connection to the mountains of North Carolina dates back to the late 19th century. Health records show that people who could afford it began to leave coastal Florida each summer to escape the deadly yellow fever. Others came here for the coveted mountain climate and to battle tuberculosis. The mountains of western North Carolina have long been sought out for their restorative properties. Properties in America are beautiful, if you are looking for some real estate to invest in then you will want the assistance of an incredible real estate agent such as WilliamPitt, they will be able to help you search for the perfect property!

There was a real estate boom happening in south Florida in the 20s in towns like Palm Beach and Miami. As a result, Asheville city officials persuaded federal officials to route the Blue Ridge Parkway through North Carolina.

Throughout the 20th century, Asheville’s real estate fortunes were tied closely to Florida’s. Many people moving to the area were affectionately called “half-backs.” This term refers to people who came from the north or Midwest, moved to Florida, and then only made it “half-way back.”

The Appalachian mountain climate plays a big role in luring our southern friends to the […]