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Whimsical Weaverville Has It All

Weaverville NC Real Estate

North of Asheville sits the unique, scenic town of Weaverville, North Carolina, home to entrepreneurs and artisans alike. With a thriving downtown district offering an array of businesses and plenty of parking, Weaverville draws visitors from all around to its quaint, picturesque Main Street and lush public spaces. Living in Weaverville offers the best of all worlds: quiet country living just a stone’s throw from a thriving in-town commercial district, with a 15-minute drive to Downtown Asheville.

The Town of Weaverville, with its range of home styles – everything from stately colonials to rambling ranches – started as a community of farmers. John Weaver, the community’s namesake, was one of the first settlers in the region. Families steadily settled in the area over the next 70 years, leading to the construction of several churches and schools.

Outstanding Outdoor Activities Surround Weaverville

Blue Ridge Parkway WeavervilleResidents and visitors to Weaverville 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 volunteer-maintained flower beds and educational information celebrating Weaverville’s rich heritage.

For those looking for nearby nature adventures, Weaverville boasts an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, miles of local hiking trails, cycling routes, scenic drives, wildlife, and native plants. In addition, the Town of Weaverville hosts several community events throughout the year celebrating its unique roots in Western North Carolina, including a Memorial Day Observance at Lake Louise, Fire on the Lake: July 4th Celebration at Lake Louise, a 9/11 Observance at Lake Louise, a Veterans’ Day Observance at Lake Louise, and a Town Christmas Parade downtown.

Eclectic, Engaging Downtown Weaverville

Weaverville NC DowntownResidents and visitors can stroll the length of Main Street, enjoying the town’s unique shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as a range of art studios, where area artists welcome the public into their studios for events like the juried Art in Autumn and the Weaverville Art Safari. Some of the art galleries, shops, and restaurants that call downtown Weaverville home include: the Miya Gallery, Mangum Pottery, Shop Around the Corner, Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub, Well Bred Bakery, Aabani Salon & Spa, Glass Onion, Curtis Wright Outfitters, All Good Coffee, Twisted Laurel Eatery & Lounge, Zebulon Artisan Ales and Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Store.

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

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In Picturesque Woodfin, NC, Fun and Amenities Abound

Woodfin NC Real Estate

Photo by Gus Mujica, Mosaic Realty Agent

Nestled just north of Asheville, surrounded by picturesque vistas and exciting outdoor adventures, is the cozy community of Woodfin. Featuring eclectic shops and a range of dining options, Woodfin offers residents and visitors alike relaxed surroundings mere minutes from the amenities of the Merrimon Avenue corridor, and only a short drive to downtown Asheville. A range of housing options abound in Woodfin, from sleek condos with walkable amenities, to mid-century ranches with expansive yards, to modern mountain builds tucked in natural beauty.

Woodfin: a Little City in the Country

Woodfin YMCALocated in Buncombe County with a population just over 6,000, Woodfin was named for Nicholas Washington Woodfin, a renowned lawyer and statesman of early North Carolina, under whom Gov. Zebulon Vance clerked as an attorney. The town was incorporated in 1971, although the community itself dates back to at least the mid-19th century.

With Weaverville Road, Woodfin’s commercial epicenter, winding through the town, it’s easy to access a range of restaurants and stores. Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Eden-Out Bulk Organic Meals Delivery Service, Bellagio Bistro, and the Bavarian Restaurant & Biergarten are just a few of the tasty options available. The YMCA operates a facility and remote playing field out of Woodfin as well.

Also calling Woodfin home is the Shops at Reynolds Village, a collection of local businesses offering shopping, dining and other services. Located one mile north of Beaver Lake, Reynolds Village features walkable tree-lined streets, plenty of free parking, and fun community events in the town square and at various businesses on street level. The Knitting Diva, Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, Thirsty Monk and Chupacabra Latin Café all call Reynolds Village home. Services including medical, pet and floral are also available at the Shops. Getting some fun physical activity indoors is easy in Woodfin, with the Woodfin YMCA, 9Round North Asheville, Rococo Ballroom and Asheville Pilates located in the Shops.

Outdoor Adventures in Woodfin

French Broad River WoodfinThe French Broad River runs along the western length of Woodfin, meaning residents have easy access to all the outdoor water activities the river is famed for. Beaver Lake, with its scenic walking paths and varied wildlife species, is just a couple minutes’ drive from Woodfin. For an immersive, all-day adventure in the great outdoors, Woodfin is perfectly positioned near the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the hiking and camping options the parkway has to offer. Also nearby is the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, with its beautiful, easy hikes for an afternoon of outdoor enjoyment.

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

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Lively Living in Leicester,NC, Against a Breathtaking Backdrop

Leicester Neighborhood Near Asheville

Leicester, a community nestled among rolling hills against a breathtaking Blue Ridge backdrop, sits 10 miles northwest of Asheville in Buncombe County. To spend time in Leicester is to discover the perfect balance of natural beauty, exciting annual events, and popular amenities, all within easy driving distance. Leicester’s ideal location puts it mere minutes from West Asheville, Downtown Asheville, Weaverville and Woodfin.

The area features a range of home styles – everything from rustic ranches to green builds to maintenance-free condominiums. Or you can find your perfect parcel of land to create the home of your dreams from scratch.

Leicester’s Beginnings

Leicester NC FarmIn 1829, a post office opened in the area, originally called Turkey Creek. Frontiersman Leicester Chapman purchased a tract of land in the area from the city of Asheville, becoming the postmaster in 1852. Seven years later, Chapman renamed the area Leicester for the Earl of Leicester, also his namesake.

New Leicester Highway serves as a main commercial corridor for the community, featuring a range of restaurants, grocery chains, and retail stores. If you’re looking to get away and immerse completely in the outdoors, the Great Smoky Mountains are a little over an hour’s drive. A favorite destination from Leicester is Max Patch in Pisgah National Forest, an Appalachian “bald” and one of the Appalachian Trail’s most popular hikes.

Leicester Area Activities

Leicester Farm GoatsLeicester is brimming with annual events and seasonal fests to keep residents and visitors entertained year-round. Following, a few favorites:

·      Asheville Barnaroo – Started in 2009 and held every fall at Franny’s Farm, this popular festival features non-stop music over 38 acres for three days. It aims to showcase, promote and celebrate local and regional singer-songwriters and bands in rock, folk, Americana, bluegrass and funk. The fest offers optional camping; concertgoers can enjoy local beer from Hi-Wire, local food from Farm to Fender food truck, and talented regional crafts and artists.

·      Come to Leicester Studio Tour – This annual art studio tour, held in August, showcases Leicester’s local talent and builds awareness of its vibrant arts community. The free, self-guided tour of more than 23 studios and shops offers the opportunity to see artists at work, and to purchase pieces. A detailed tour map is available at every tour stop.

·      Addison Farms Vineyard – This family-owned and -operated vineyard, winery and tasting room is situated on 55 pristine, rolling acres, land that has been in the family for four generations. The tasting room is open year-round; Addison also offers a Winemaker’s Tour & Tasting for a personal, behind-the-scenes experience.

·      Noble Cider Taproom – Located on New Leicester Highway, Noble Cider – Asheville’s first hard cider company – offers visitors the opportunity to watch raw apples arriving for pressing, fresh apple juice being pumped into tanks to be fermented, or the finished product being put into kegs or bottles. Noble’s 20 taps feature an eclectic range of crisp and creative hard ciders. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

For a personally guided tour of Leicester, 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.

 

Catch Mosaic Realty Agent Laura Moye on National TV

Laura Moye on National TV

Our very own Laura Moye is making her small-screen debut this week! Tune in to “Mountain Life” on Great American Country (GAC) June 25 at 9 p.m. ET to see Laura help her clients, Alesha and Sean – and their dog Bandit – find and purchase their growing family’s first home in Canton.

Can’t tune in? Not to worry. The episode airs several more times in the coming weeks on GAC and HGTV. Click here for listings. https://www.greatamericancountry.com/shows/mountain-life/episodes/200

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Mills River Offers Ample Space Amid Abundant Natural Beauty

Mills River Neighborhood

Within minutes of some of the country’s most popular and picturesque state and national forests sits Mills River, a town in the northwestern part of Henderson County stretching northeast to the Buncombe County border and southwest to the Transylvania County line. Sitting 17 miles to the southwest of Asheville, Mills River offers expansive living against breathtaking backdrops, with close proximity to all manner of amenities.

Mills River was incorporated as a town in 2003, and has a population of around 7,000. Featuring rolling hills dotted with everything from rambling ranches to newly constructed homes, as well as lots ready for custom creations, the town is a draw for those seeking room to stretch out, but still be within arm’s reach of conveniences. The Asheville Regional Airport and I-26 are mere minutes away. The towns of Hendersonville (8 miles away) and Brevard (14 miles away) are also easily accessible.

Outdoor Adventures Abound

Du Pont State ForestWhen it comes to outdoor adventures, Mills River can’t be beat. For water activities, the French Broad River flows through the northeastern part of town, while one of its tributaries, the Mills River, flows through the center of town. Both Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Forest are a short drive away, offering daytrips overflowing with waterfalls, hiking paths and mountain biking trails – you can even take a horseback trail ride. The area also boasts renowned destinations like Sliding Rock and the Cradle of Forestry.

For world-class music performances, Mills River is just a short drive from the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival, which features everything from bluegrass to classical to operatic productions.

Excitement is Brewing in Mills River

Sierra Nevada Brewery Mills RiverA major boon to the town came in 2014, when Sierra Nevada opened a brewery – its second in the U.S. – in Mills River. The sprawling, state-of-the-art facility and Taproom and Restaurant draw thousands of visitors from all over the region and the world to enjoy tours, tastings and special events, as well as live music indoors and outdoors, in a relaxed family atmosphere. 

Other popular spots to visit in Mills River include the Mills River Creamery, offering a range of locally made milk, cheeses, ice cream, as well as the Bold Rock Hard Cidery, which has daily tours, tastings, flights and food.

For a personally guided tour of Mills River, 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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