Laurel Ridge is a gated mountain community approximately 5 minutes north of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Laurel Ridge offers homeowners privacy, beautiful views, and an abundance of wildlife, without the curvy roads required to access some other similar neighborhoods.
The community is surrounded by over 17,000 acres of protected land in the Asheville Watershed, the Bee Tree Watershed, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. Plenty of deer, bears, and turkeys call Laurel Ridge home.
Laurel Ridge amenities include:
- Entrance gate
- Paved roads
- Underground utilities
- Community water system (with water supplied by the Asheville Watershed)
- Fire substation
- “The Lodge” meeting space above the fire station
- No city taxes
There are usually more lots for sale than homes for sale in Laurel Ridge, and there will be a wide variety of lot and home styles. Lots will typically be between 1 and 4 acres, with a few that fall outside of this range. Many parcels offer magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, Lake Burnett (the largest reservoir operated by the City of Asheville), and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some tracts are much more wooded, offering a private setting. As with any mountain community, it’s important to consider the topography of lots and to design a home that will work with the land.
Laurel Ridge is a mix of primary homes and vacation homes, several of which are available as short-term vacation rentals. For buyers interested in off-setting the cost of their investment with vacation rental income, Laurel Ridge is an excellent choice. Existing houses in Laurel Ridge include log homes, timber frame homes, modern homes, and craftsman homes. The community’s Architectural Review Committee will approve plans, and it is more important that the home blend in with the natural surroundings than be of a particular style.
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