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Welcome to the Lakes of Western North Carolina
On the interactive Map below, the Lakes of Western North Carolina are dipicted, along with their approximate safe driving distance to Asheville, North Carolina. JUST CLICK ON EACH LAKE FOR MORE INFORMATION about the Lake and availavble Lake Homes and Waterfront and Lakeside Properties for immediate viewing, some from our Speacialty Refferal Team Broker Associates that actually live in the immediate area!
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 experience!   

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 to show.

Just click on the names below for more information and current listings.

bullet  Eagle's Nest Lake | 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

bullet  Lake Adger | 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.  Polk County Map

bullet  Biltmore Lake | 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 and upward.  Buncombe County Map

bullet  Lake Keowee & Lake Jocasse | 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. Bordering North (Transylvania County) and South Carolina (Pickens County)  Map

bullet  Lake Glenville | 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. Jackson County Map

bullet  Lake James | 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 Map

bullet  Lake Junaluska | 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 the $200,000s. Haywood County Map

bullet  Lake Lanier 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 from $100,000+. Polk County Map

bullet  Lake Lure | Just 1 hr. (44 miles) from downtown Asheville, the 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. Rutherford County Map

bullet  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.  Henderson County Map

bullet  Lake Toxaway | 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 since 1903 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. Transylvania County Map

Remember: Buying and selling a luxury home or finding that special piece of Asheville Real Estate with Kathleen Blanchette, a fully licensed Asheville Real Estate Broker and Realtor, is a comprehensive and thoroughly professional experience in buying and selling Asheville Real Estate throughout the Blueridge and Smokey Mountains, where efficiency, personal regard and concierge services are guaranteed every step of the way.  Keeping the Tradition of Integrity..., and a Reputation for Results! 

Whether its a North Carolina luxury homes on your own Private Mountain Estate in one of our uniquely designed plush Golfing Communities, Exclusive Gated Communities, Active Adult Communities, surrounding Lake Communities, or a great Condominium, Loft or Townhome, all of Greater Asheville and Hendersonville Luxury Homes are within reach with Kathleen Blanchette.  Feel Free to browse the entire website of all available Greater Asheville Real Estate MLS and Western North Carolina MLS, for all Asheville Real Estate Properties, Land Acreage, Horse farms, Investment Properties, Commercial Real Estate, New Home Plans, as well as handy relocation and moving calculators, tips for buying and selling a house, city and school reports, and more.  Just call us when you're ready to move ahead!  

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