Welcome to the Lakes of Western North
On the interactive Map below, the Lakes of Western North Carolina are
dipicted, along with their approximate safe driving distance to Asheville, North
EACH LAKE FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Lake and availavble
Lake Homes and Waterfront and Lakeside Properties for immediate viewing,
from our Speacialty Refferal Team Broker Associates that actually live in the immediate
|Please Note: Lakes in the Foothills or
Piedmont Area (Lime Green - South-Southeastern/SSE part of the Map) of the Blue Ridge Mountains are of lower
elevation than those Lakes in the Blue Ridge Mountain proper
(Pale-Darker Green - North-North Western/NNW part of the map). Lower Elevation
(SSE) means warmer
temperatures in the summer. However, elevations
depicted are for Lake or water Levels. Surrounding acerage is
generally from Lake Level to +1,500 ft - 2,000 ft which generally
translates to 5-10 degrees cooler in the summers.
Western Noth Carolina & Asheville Real Estate: Lake Homes and Waterfront Properties:
The Lake Communities of North
Carolina featuring luxurious Lakefront Homes, Condos, and Townhomes are
delightfully peppered throughout our Mountains, offering getaways for the
weekend or full year-round living. Each pristine NC Lake offers miles of
undisturbed shoreline, with hidden coves and deep water, comforting all that may
find these sacred places.
Quiet and peacefulness abound. Living takes on new meaning as the
gentle sounds of still waters begin to find their way into your lifestyle.
There are few other joys more splendid than watching a slow sunset over the
water, or witnessing the slow and gentle changes of seasons from your own shoreline.
The wildlife abounds, neighbors are friendly and towns and village centers are
just minutes away.
Yet, all Western North Carolina Waterfront Homes, Lakefront Real Estate and Lake Communities, though warmly secluded and generally surrounded by
protected lands, are still within a few miles of all convenient shopping and
fine fare. Living on a Lake in North Carolina is truly a special
Lake Communities in North
Carolina offer a magical and secluded lifestyle that is simple unparalleled by
others. Many of the Lake Communities featured below are convenient to Shopping and Entertainment
yet protected by State lands surrounding them, being a gateway to the surrounding mountains,
as well as close to the
townships of Asheville, Hendersonville, Waynesville and Maggie Valley.
Asheville NC Lakefront, Riverfront & Waterfront Properties are especially very popular,
but so are are all North
Carolina Lake Properties, each offering a little bit of heaven on earth, or so
we find. Though Asheville luxury Lakefront Homes and Real Estate as well
as Lake Lure NC Real Estate are often scarce, there's always something available
on the names below for more information and current listings.
| Just 1.25 hrs. (45 miles) from Asheville, Eagle's
Nest Lake is located in the town of Dunns Rock, NC, in the
county of Transylvania. Even closer, it's just 15 minutes from
Brevard, and a few miles southwest of Hendersonville.
The lake itself is one of North Carolina's most private and
prettiest lakes, though much smaller in size, roughly about 60
acres. When properties are available, Eagle Lake is a preferred setting with fine Homes
and some lots, many directly bordering the waterfront itself. Homes prices
range from the high $500,000s to over $2,000,000.
Lots in the $100,000s are at times available overseeing the lake itself.
Transylvania County Map
| Just 1 hr. (35miles) from Asheville, Lake Adger
Development consists of a series of small, private communities,
each carefully fitted to the natural landscape on 3200 acres
surrounding the 438-acre Lake Adger and its 14.5 miles of
pristine, unspoiled wooded shoreline. The waterfront of the
Lake Adger Community has been developed, to date, into 154
waterfront lots, of which 154 have dock permit privileges. The
balance of the property has been developed as horse farms and
acreage tracts of 5 to 25 acres each, most adjoining Lake Adger
Trails equestrian and nature path, which meanders around Lake
Adger. Prices start from around $50,000 for lots, homes from
$250,000 and upwards.
| Just 15 min. (9 miles) from Asheville, surrounded by miles of shaded trails and walkways, this 62-acre
lake (non-motorized) development offers family living within two planned communities. Lake
Village is planned for residential homes around the 62-acre
lake, complete with neighborhood schools, camping grounds, full
swimming beach, recreational summer programs for children and
teens, and multiuse playgrounds. Scott Ridge, adjacent to
the lake and rising approximately 1,000 feet from the lake to
the ridge line at elevation 3,025 feet, this Gated Estate
neighborhood is 322 acres of secluded natural beauty offering
views of the lake, Pisgah National Forest, downtown Asheville<
and the Biltmore Estate. Lot sizes range from one to six acres.
Asheville luxury Lakefront Homes and Real Estate around Biltmore
Lake are wise investments. Lot prices start at $125,000, and homes are in the $1,000,000s
Keowee & Lake
| Just 1.75 hrs. (81 miles) from downtown Asheville,
in the borderland and in the hinter parts between the North and South Carolinas is yet another
spectacular system of free-flowing lakes and their prestigious communities. These two
magnificent sister lakes cover some 26,000+ acres of crystal clear waters offering
private and exclusive lakeside luxury living, with full Marinas, Golf Courses
communities, Private Estates. Properties from few hundred thousands to the $1,000,000+ range.
and South Carolina (Pickens
| Just 1.5 hrs. (69 miles) from Asheville, Hidden away in the quiet of a glen where the Blue Ridge meets
the Smokey's and adjacent to the fabled resort area of Cashiers, exists a 1,450
acre pristine mountain lake which boasts to be the highest span of quiet water
east of the Mississippi. Secluded and understated mountain summer homes
and remarkable private estates surround this lake area, testifying of the good
taste of their owners. Homes in the $400,000+ range.
Just 1 hr. (50 miles) from Asheville Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Appalachians, in the gently rolling
piedmont of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 1,200 feet above sea level, Lake James
boasts 150 miles of wooded shoreline and 6510 acres of alluring cool water with
hidden coves, providing for numerous activities from fishing, boating, sailing,
skiing or taking pleasure in watching the sunset behind the mountains. So
pristine and meticulously managed, it is one of the clearest and cleanest lakes
in the Carolinas, chosen as one of the settings for the 1992 motion picture The
Last of the Mohicans. Just an hour from Asheville, and just minutes
away from Marion and Hickory, lot prices are from $30,000 to $325,000.
Bordering McDowell and Burke Counties
| Just 35 min. (27 miles) from Asheville and
directly adjacent to Waynesville which offers a fabulous,old-fashioned Rockwellian Main Street lined with fine exquisite
galleries and a community theater that has won regional awards, rests Lake
Junaluska within a thriving community that is the gateway to the Great Smokey
Mountains. Lakeside quiet waters invite solitude and rest while the surrounding
hillsides are alive with the seasons dusting of winter white or fields of spring
wild flowers. Home to the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center of the
United Methodist Church, the area surrounding this lake community now offers
golf homes and Lakeview homes. Lots are priced from $30,000 and homes start in
Just 50 min. (42 miles) from Asheville, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, not too far from
the small towns of Tyron NC and Landrum SC is a secluded private lake built
which was built in the
1920s called Lake Lanier. Both for vacation and
fulltime living, lakeshore properties nestled themselves up into the surrounding
trees, keeping the lake pristine looking for all residents. Prices range
Just 1 hr. (44 miles) from downtown Asheville,
720-acre Lake Lure with its 20-mile shoreline has a full-time
community population of 1,000, with as many as 10,000 visitors throughout the tourist
season (Memorial Day through November 1), was created
in 1926. Lake
Lure is still heavily wooded, and the scale of most residences, lakeside villas
and cottages, is appropriate and quietly refined for mountain living. It is
a quiet, safe lake---loved for fishing, water sports, and peaceful sunset
cruises. Water skiing is allowed during the day, but by town ordinance the
entire lake (which is town-owned and regulated) is a no-wake zone from an hour
past sunset to an hour before dawn. And apart from a dozen grandfathered
exceptions, jet skis are forbidden!
Prices range from $200,000 to $6,000,000.
Lake Summit |
Just 50 min. (32 miles) from Asheville, Lake
Summit is a semi-private lake in the quaint and small mountain village of
Tuxedo, NC, and south of Hendersonville, NC. In an area
renowned for summer camp settings and many memories, hiking trails, wide open spaces, all
surrounded by scenic vistas of mountain splendor and hidden forests, this small
lake of mirror calm waters has been the ideal location for summer homes for many
North Carolina families for generations. Prices are hard to estimate as
properties rarely come on the market.
| Just 1.5 hrs (48 miles) from
Asheville, families have been drawn to the
breathtaking mountain vistas and 5,000 acres of crystal clear waters of Lake Toxaway
when the Fords, Edisons and Rockefellers came by private railroad car. But this
largest private body of water in the mountains of Western North Carolina did not
always exist. Before 1902, this was a rugged mountain area thick with forest
and no paved roadways to travel.
Today, Lake Toxaway with its 14 miles of shoreline, and its smaller
sister of 65 acres of pristine waters, Lake Cardinal with just 2 miles of
shoreline, is a premiere resort destination offering rentals and
second homes in several unique communities and is the state's
largest private lake, a country club, golf and tennis, great
hiking and fishing, and homes and homesites on the lake, on the
golf course, or on the mountain with dramatic mountain vistas.
Prices range from $200,000 to $6,000,000.
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