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Asheville Homes Search by Interest Lifestyle

When looking for a home, your search should go beyond the basics. Interests and lifestyle choices are integral to choosing a residence best suited to you and your family, and promise to enrich your life in a way that will truly make a house feel like YOUR home.

To that end, Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty offers customers the option to search for real estate in the Asheville area by interest and lifestyle. By simply going to MyMosaicRealty.com and clicking on the “Interests & Lifestyles” tab in the upper right corner, you can search for available homes geared to any number of criteria.

Asheville Green Homes for SaleLooking for a green, energy-efficient home in Asheville? Mosaic has you covered. If historic homes strike your fancy, there’s a tab for that. And best of all, you can have your search come to you by registering with MyMosaicRealty.com: Save interest and lifestyle searches and your favorite Asheville listings, and receive email notifications when a new listing matches your search criteria.

Below, examples of other lifestyle-centric tabs to help hone in on the home of your dreams:

Pedestrian Friendly Asheville

If you want to lessen your environmental impact, or just get a little daily exercise, go to this tab. From these walkable Asheville listings, you can ditch the car and hoof it to restaurants, grocery stores, retail districts, and other attractive amenities.

Downtown Condos in Asheville

Downtown Asheville Condos for SaleIf you’re looking for condos in Asheville that give you the luxury of hassle-free living, click here. These flexible finds in downtown Asheville are only steps away from mouth-watering eateries, singular specialty stores, and lively nightlife – and come with no lawn to mow!

Asheville Homes Close to Trails

Imagine living so close to trails that an impromptu after-work hike or spontaneous morning mountain-bike ride is never out of the question. One click on this tab, and that dream can become a reality.

Homes with a Mountain View

If you’re looking for the pinnacle of Asheville living, quite literally, this category’s for you. There’s nothing better than drinking in the mountain views along with your morning coffee from the perfectly perched homes that come up under the search Homes with a Mountain View.

Bikeable Asheville

Asheville Homes Near TrailsFor bike enthusiasts, this tab takes you to pedal-perfect listings. From these bikeable Asheville homes, you can get out your door and right onto your bike, and you’ll be where you need to be in no time at all.

Other Interests & Lifestyles options include categories for Luxury Homes, Affordable Housing, and Greenways and Parks.

For a personally guided tour of Asheville real estate that fuels your lifestyle or interests, or for more information on real estate in Asheville, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Biltmore Forest: Luxury Living Meets Ample Amenities

Biltmore Forest Asheville NC

Just 10 minutes south of downtown Asheville, amid the lush backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, sits the town of Biltmore Forest. Residents and visitors alike are drawn to Biltmore Forest for its close proximity to exhilarating outdoor activities, popular tourist attractions, and residential neighborhoods teeming with majestic mansions, historic rambling ranches and gated communities.

The town of Biltmore Forest provides a full range of services including police, public works, water, zoning and sanitation. With the Blue Ridge Parkway slicing the southern end, Hendersonville Road bordering the east, downtown Asheville and I-40 to the north, and the Biltmore Estate running along the western border, Biltmore Forest is perfectly positioned for optimal living and playing.

Biltmore Forest: Encompassed in History

Biltmore Forest AshevilleIn the early 1900s, 1,500 acres of Biltmore Estate bordering on Hendersonville Road was declared a restricted residential section and sold off as lots. The project, which would become Biltmore Forest, began in August 1920, and the town was officially chartered in 1923.

In 1990, the Biltmore Forest Historic District was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Eligibility included the area’s pioneering method of suburban real estate development; the Colonial revival, craftsman, rustic and Tudor revival styles specific to the area; and the coordination of plan, landscaping and architecture to create identity and character.

Residential zoning designations and conscientious zoning restrictions have helped to retain the historic design. The adoption of tree protection ordinances and community forestry programs have helped to conserve the natural landscaping that is a hallmark of Biltmore Forest.

Amenities Abound Near Biltmore Forest

Biltmore ForestBiltmore Forest offers its residents a number of community parks, 24-hour police and fire protection, the private-membership Biltmore Forest Country Club with golf course, pool, fitness center and tennis facilities, and a number of public, private and parochial schools nearby. The commercial thoroughfare of Hendersonville Road is home to a number of grocery stores, gyms and specialized fitness facilities, retail shopping both big-box and boutique, movie theaters and restaurants. The Asheville Regional Airport is a mere 15 minutes away.

Outdoor adventures are only a short drive away from Biltmore Forest. Residents can take a hike through Pisgah National Forest; enjoy a scenic drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway; or enjoy water activities on the French Broad River.

For a personally guided tour of Biltmore Forest, or for more information on real estate here or anywhere in the Asheville area, please contact Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com or call him anytime at (828) 337-8190.

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Asheville's Historic Bed and Breakfasts Envelop Visitors in the Past

Reynolds Mansion Asheville B and B

Historic bed and breakfasts abound in Asheville, adding a uniquely enjoyable element to any visit. Immerse yourself in yesteryear with a stay at one of these picturesque Asheville inns.

Reynolds Mansion

Listed on the National Registry for Historic Places, this 1847 inn is one of the area’s few remaining pre-Civil War-era homes. The mansion sits on 4 acres in North Asheville and offers spectacular views near the foot of Reynolds Mountain. Porches and fireplaces abound, offering the ideal environment for relaxation. https://thereynoldsmansion.com

Chestnut Street Inn

This B&B, located within walking distance of downtown, features fine bath amenities, televisions with HBO and Showtime, Wi-Fi access, and high quality linens. Some of the rooms feature hot tubs, comfortable sitting areas, or gas fireplaces with original mantles and hearths. Enjoy afternoon tea and cookies on a beautiful porch. https://www.chestnutstreetinn.com

Asheville Bed and BreakfastsSweet Biscuit Inn

This grand 1915 Colonial Revival home in Asheville’s Kenilworth neighborhood offers seven elegant rooms mixing history with urban sophistication. The inn’s central location means you can be to downtown’s shops, galleries and restaurants, or the Biltmore Estate, in a matter of minutes. https://sweetbiscuitinn.com

Princess Anne Hotel

This historic inn offers the charm of a bed and breakfast with the privacy of a hotel. Stay in one of the hotels 16 rooms, and enjoy afternoon wine & hor d’oeuvres hour, as well as made-to-order breakfasts. The inn offers ticketed specialty dinners throughout the month with local farmers, purveyors and small shop owners, as well as YMCA guest passes, concierge and eucalyptus stress-relieving bath products. https://princessannehotel.com

The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast

This beautifully restored 1898 Queen Anne located in the historic Montford district, just three blocks from downtown Asheville, features five guest rooms – four queen and one king – uniquely furnished with antiques and period appointments. All rooms include a private bath, two course gourmet breakfast, TV/DVD player, luxury soaps and linens, custom robes and free WiFi. https://www.lion-rose.com

Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn 

This magnificent 1899 inn, renovated to retain the home’s historical details, offers eight rooms (including a pet-friendly cottage with kitchenette) with amenities such as hot tubs, fireplaces, wine and afternoon tea, three-course gourmet breakfast, and Koi ponds and gardens. It’s walking distance to downtown, with off-street parking available. https://blackwalnut.com

Asheville Historic Beds and BreakfastBeaufort House Inn

Built in 1894, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Queen Anne Victorian is surrounded by large, beautifully landscaped gardens, and within walking distance of downtown Asheville. Guests enjoy a two-course gourmet breakfast, wine social each evening, Godiva chocolates, and Aveda bath products. https://www.beauforthouse.com

Albermarle Inn

This stunning 1909 Greek Revival mansion in the Grove Park District features nine rooms and two suites brimming with unique and luxurious décor. There are nearly two acres of expansive lawn and gardens surrounding the inn, which is mere minutes to downtown restaurants, galleries and the Biltmore Estate. https://www.albemarleinn.com

Biltmore Village Inn

This Queen Anne Victorian is the closest B&B to the Biltmore Estate and features seven rooms with such amenities as fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, as well as two-course breakfast, evening social hour, and mountain views from its grand porch and pergola. https://www.biltmorevillageinn.com

1889 Whitegate Inn & Cottage

A short distance from downtown, this property features lush gardens, cascading streams and Koi ponds, and a greenhouse conservatory that is home to 1,500 orchids and tropicals. The 11 distinctive guest rooms in the Inn, Carriage House and Bungalow honor distinguished poets. Each guest room is uniquely decorated and features a flat screen TV, DVD player and WiFi. Guests enjoy a three-course breakfast every morning. https://www.whitegate.net

Hill House

This 1885 residence, with an eclectic mix of antique, traditional and unusual furnishings, offers 10 rooms, many with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. An expansive wrap-around porch overlooking the gardens is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring downtown Asheville, less than a mile away. https://www.hillhousebb.com

For information about Real Estate in Asheville, contact Mosaic Realty owner Mike Figura at Mike@MyMosaicRealty.com, or call him anytime at 828-337-8190.

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