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The Height of Natural Beauty and Outdoor Fun in Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill, NC Homes for SaleNestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the town of Mars Hill (pop. 2,000) in Madison County wows with its beauty and ease of living. Residents and visitors alike enjoy quick access to all manner of mountain sports and family activities. In addition, Mars Hill is only about 15 miles north of Asheville via I-26, which means residents can make an easy trip into the city for all its cosmopolitan offerings.

Nature abounds around Mars Hill

Skiing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding and whitewater rafting are just a taste of the outdoor activities available in and around Mars Hill. The town is near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and many national and state parks. The popular Bailey Mountain Bike Park is mere minutes away.

Mars Hill is also home to Mars Hill University, a private, co-ed, liberal-arts college. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest college or university in Western N.C. Thanks to the university’s presence, Mars Hill residents enjoy a great variety of cultural, intellectual and entertainment offerings for a town its size. The university's enrollment typically runs from 1,300 to 1,600 students (which is not included in the census population numbers).

A variety of Mars Hill properties

Mars Hill NC Real EstateMars Hill is replete with a range of homes and property for sale. Everything from established ranches to quintessential log cabins to new green builds is available; you can also choose from many lots situated on multiple acres to build your dream home.

Mars Hill supports diverse businesses, professional offices and services. The town is home to a medical center, retirement center, public library, and recreation facilities. Mars Hill school options include Mars Hill Elementary School, as well as a consolidated middle school in Brush Creek, and a high school in Marshall. There are two preschool centers in Mars Hill.

Mars Hill cultural offerings and events occur year-round and include:

·     Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre performances at Mars Hill University’s Owen Theatre (June-August)

·     July 4thCelebration at Mars Hill Park, with daytime activities and fireworks after dark

·     The Hot Doggett 100 Cycling Tour annual bike ride (July)

·     The Shriners’ Fundraiser at Mars Hill Park (September)

For information about real estate in Mars Hill, contact us at, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556.

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