Waterfront Homes for Sale in Asheville NC
Many people move to the Asheville, NC area to be close to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, but did you know that Western North Carolina is full of gorgeous creeks, lakes, and rivers as well? As you might imagine, waterfront homes in the Asheville area are highly desirable. Whether you’re considering one as your main residence or your vacation home, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from as you browse the waterfront homes for sale in Asheville, NC below.
Why Choose Waterfront in Asheville
From small neighborhood creeks to the long, winding French Broad River – one of the oldest rivers in the world – the Asheville area is sustained by bodies of water that bring life to countless native plants, insects, and animals. The creeks, lakes, and rivers around Asheville are popular spots for relaxation and recreation, and boating, tubing, fishing, swimming, and kayaking are just some of the many ways that locals and visitors alike enjoy the water. Choosing a waterfront home can give you easy access to these activities, but whether you’re interested in the recreational side of the area’s bodies of water or not, there’s no denying the serenity that comes with living near a lake, river, or creek. On top of this, many of the waterfront homes in the Asheville area come with mountain views as well. With the shimmering water nearby and the Blue Ridge in the distance, you’ll truly feel like you’ve found your home in the mountains.
Types of Waterfront Homes in Asheville Area
You’ll find plenty of variety in the waterfront homes throughout Asheville and the surrounding area. Whether you want a bungalow that sits next to a quiet creek, a family home with close proximity to a river or a grand mansion on the banks of a picturesque lake, our team can help you find a property that fits your vision.
Lakes in the Asheville Area
If you’re specifically interested in a lake home, you’re in luck – there are lakes of all sizes in and around Asheville. Some are far from the city, providing plenty of peace and quiet, while others are located in the heart of Asheville (or one of the small towns nearby).
Beaver Lake in North Asheville sits among one of the most popular neighborhoods in Asheville – Lake View Park. Homes for sale in Lake View Park, especially those close to the lake or with lake views, sell at a premium. The lake is open to the public and is surrounded by a 2-mile trail. Non-motorized boating and fishing are permitted.
Located in the Biltmore Lake neighborhood, Enka Lake is a beautiful 62-acre lake with hiking trails, a swim beach, fishing, and non-motorized boating. Enka Lake is a private lake, reserved for Biltmore Lake residents. Biltmore Lake is also one of the few communities close to Asheville that has waterfront homes and lots available. It is also one of the most amenity-filled neighborhoods in all of Western North Carolina, making it a very popular Asheville lakefront neighborhood. Biltmore Lake real estate for sale includes single-family homes, townhomes, and the occasional (but rare) vacant lot.
Just south of Asheville in Arden, NC is Lake Julian Park. Lake Julian has a popular park on the lake’s north side, and fishing and boating are permitted (with electric motors only).
Weaverville, North Carolina’s Lake Louise is a popular recreation spot just south of downtown Weaverville. It is stocked with fish and there is a park and walking trail along the shore.
Montreat, NC (just north of Black Mountain) is home to Lake Susan. Lake Susan is the smallest lake in this list, but it’s also one of the prettiest. It is stocked with trout and is a popular attraction for Montreat residents and visitors. There are no waterfront homes on Lake Susan, but almost all of the real estate for sale in Montreat is within walking distance to Lake Susan.
Centrally located in Black Mountain, NC is Lake Tomahawk Park. This is another small lake with a walking trail around the lake’s perimeter, a community park, fishing access, and spectacular views of the “Seven Sisters,” the mountain range that extends northeast out of the Town of Black Mountain. Real estate near Lake Tomahawk provides easy access to these amenities and is also conveniently located near downtown Black Mountain.
Larger Lakes Near Asheville
If you’re looking for larger lakes or lakes that allow motorized boating and skiing, it’s worth looking into surrounding counties. Some of our favorite lakes are Lake James (near Marion, NC), Lake Lure, and other lakes used for hydro-power in our region. The TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) and Duke Energy operate many dams in Western NC, and these lakes provide great options for recreation as well as lakefront real estate.
One of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Western North Carolina, Lake James is fed by the Catawba River and the Linville River. Lake James is over 10 square miles in size and has over 150 miles of shoreline. There is a wide variety of neighborhoods on Lake James, including many that offer Lake James waterfront homes for sale. Some of the most spectacular lakefront homes in the entire state are located at Lake James. Many of these are new construction or have been remodeled with modern updates.
About 40 minutes south of Black Mountain is the town of Lake Lure, North Carolina. Lake Lure is tucked away in the mountains, and the surrounding peaks provide a beautiful backdrop for the lake. Nearby Rumbling Bald Resort provides tons of amenities, including incredible golf courses, convenience to the lake, and more.
Current Waterfront Homes for Sale in Asheville NC
Ready to start your homebuying journey? Take a look at the current listings of waterfront homes for sale in Asheville, NC. If you have any questions about a specific property, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.