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Alexander, N.C., Offers a Peaceful Blue Ridge Setting With Access to Adventure

Alexander NCSituated along the French Broad River against a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop is the community of Alexander, N.C. The area’s proximity to outdoor adventure, cultural amenities – Asheville is only 20 minutes south, along NC-251 – and scenic settings makes Alexander the perfect spot for a relaxing homestead.

Exhilarating Western N.C. activities

Residents of this Buncombe County community can enjoy a range of exhilarating activities amid stunning surroundings. Kayaking, tubing and other water sports in the French Broad River are popular pastimes. Alexander’s easily accessible location makes day trips to Pisgah National Forest or the Great Smoky Mountains for nature walks, hiking, camping and mountain biking a breeze.

Homes in Alexander range from comfortable, single-level living to new, contemporary builds to established ranches with lots of acreage to spread out. Plenty of available lots means you can build a dream property to your exact specifications.  

Nearby eclectic mountain communities

Weaverville NCJust a quick drive from Alexander is the town of Weaverville, where visitors can enjoy two public parks within its jurisdiction: Lake Louise Park and the Main Street Nature Park. Well-maintained areas prized for passive recreation, the parks offer walking paths lined with flower beds and educational information celebrating Weaverville’s rich heritage. Weaverville also boasts an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of local hiking trails, cycling routes, scenic drives, wildlife, and native plants. 

Another nearby community is Marshall, N.C., boasting a quaint Main Street as well as access to a range of outdoor adventures. This idyllic town in Madison County, with easy access to trails along the French Broad River, features a downtown lined with historic buildings, including a century-old courthouse. Main Street features artists’ studios, interesting shops, music and dance venues and galleries. Stroll to Blannahassett Island, just over the river, to enjoy more artists’ studios, as well as picnic areas and fishing.

For more information about real estate in Alexander, or anywhere in Western North Carolina, contact us at, or call us anytime at 828-707-9556.

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