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Asheville Second/Vacation Homes-Fairview Forest Eco-Friendly Community

Neighbor, Who Could Ask for More?  

Asheville Area Neighborhoods:  Fairview Forest and the Asheville NC -Fairview Community

        Asheville NC's  neighboring FairviewCommunity boasts a sumptuous mix of desirable homes and land. Take, for example, theprivate community of FAIRVIEW FOREST. It enjoys approximately 700-800 acres, almost a hundred homes, and nearly ten miles of roads. Such are the dreams of golfers, retired executives, and investors in second and vacation homes.  Here a diverse group ranging from young families to retirees which includes writers, artists, consultants, service providers, and administrators enjoy a sustainable, eco-friendly community.

Ask me why I loveI love the Fairview NC area and Fairview Forest. I love it because homes are sited to takea dvantage of views and passive solar opportunities. I love it because the Green Space situates itself to maximize the sense of place and community. I also love it because it may become an intriguing investment opportunity and a boon to my clients who own a second/vacation home there.

Tiger Woods' Golf Course Adjoins Fairview Forest

          1. What impact will the new golf course community have on the immediate area?

          2. Will the new community, and "upscale development" take into account
              the principles of sustainable design and development as Fairview Forest has?

          3. Will there be damage of consequence to theenvironment and the view-sheds
                
 that make Asheville and surrounding areas do desirable?

          4. Will the developers use eco-wise site practices?

          5. Are trend-watchers predicting home and land appreciation in adjacent neighborhoods?

To answer those questions, community members attended a review of the new golf course development at a Buncombe County Planning Board meeting in downtown Asheville. Of course, volunteers on the Green Space Committee who look after the hiking trails and areas of the green space in FairviewForest were plugged in to that meeting. ...More about the outcomes and the the 2010 opening of High Cliffs Carolina.            

In the meantime, what if you saw the investment opportunities and were looking for a well-priced second/vacation home in Fairview? If you were, I happily would introduce you to Head Football Coach Bill" ("most winning coach -EVER" and about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the university at which he taught for many years) and his talented wife, "Sue". The couple invested in a second/vacation home in Fairview Forest and found they loved Asheville so much that they decided to make it their permanent home. I asked the couple about their mountain "digs" when I listed the property this week.

     "People tell us the home has the feeling of a sanctuary-camp with plenty of room for entertaining family and friends to visit. And also plenty of room to get away," they laughed.  

Bill, whose trophies decorate the ground floor offices and additional guest spaces, loves the outbuilding with electricity for his wood-working projects. Sue, with her skill for interior design, has just put a fresh coat of "neutral tone" paint on the walls, and new carpeting in the bedrooms. The fireplace is glowing. The hardwoods are shining. The smell of apple pie baking fills the open, eat-in-kitchen, and the wrap-around decks sparkle in the sunlight. 

          How can y'all leave this gem filled with such welcoming ambiance?" I ask.

         "Although we sure are going to miss this place, wea reready to settle down on a little more Land," they tell me.

         "It has given us privacy, the mountain views we wanted, time to consider, and a wonderful place for our pets- and visitors. We've enjoyed life on the mountain and this community. And knowing that Tiger Woods has decided to design his first American golf course right next door, we are excited about the investment prospects for the Fairview Community and Fairview Forest.  

         "Tell me a little bit about Fairview Forest,"I ask in hopes of better understanding the
          special nature of this community they obviously love.
          (and you can look for more information on my personal website)

About Fairview Forest
According to HOA information, "Fairview Forest is made up of a private-sort of folks who are informal, want their privacy and who are friendly and available in time of need. It is not a close-knit community as you might find in the typical suburban development of formal streets, manicured lawns, and country-club type setting. The residents are a diverse group ranging from young families to retirees which includes writers, artists, consultants, service providers, and administrators."

Bill tells me, "Of course, stories about Tiger Woods' Western North Carolina endeavor have played form Ashevilleto new York, to England and Australia. Look at this articlein the Mountain Express."   

Stories"... shine a bright spotlight on our town. .. It's bound to generate some interest when the best golfer in the world says the decision to design his first U.S. course here was ‘a no-brainer'... [According to Tiger] ... ‘You just have to experience the property... Even an idiot can't mess this up.' In addition, if anything will, a Tiger Woods-designed course should seal the region's reputation as a Mecca for Golfers. Besides Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Kite and Phil Mickelsonare all involved in designing courses in WNC. "

Now, as I sit with my clients, I am thinking ....WOW! Put this all in the context of Bill and Sue's 3 bedroom two-and-a half bath "gem" and you can see nothing but pure potential! Thoughtfully sited on 2.78 acres, it takes advantage of huge shade trees, and affords that exact mixture of privacy and mountain views that attract very smart people!"  

Who could ask for anything more? How about.... a FairviewCommunity Energy Smart Home on Land and Stream   or a Second/Vacation Home with a "Social" Kitchen??  

Contact me  or visit my website for real estate information about the Fairview Community, Equestrian and Golf Propertiesand Asheville's Fairview Forest.

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Hi janeAnne, it sounds like Bill and Sue and an amazing Dream Home!  I hope that you will keep us posted on Tiger Woods' development.  Sounds like a good opportunity for locals.
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) almost 11 years ago
Yes, I heard he was going to have his first course made out there. You will have to take pictures.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
My golf buddies are very excited. This is a great opportunity for you. Good luck and keep us posted.
Posted by David Vera (Century 21 Sunny Hills) almost 11 years ago

Hi JaneAnne,

I've heard the news too, that is a great thing for the community.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 11 years ago
I look forward to the effort of playing when is completed.  I love Golf because of the challenges.
Posted by Gary Bland R (S) E-Pro, ABR (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 11 years ago
Well my parents will be thrilled. They own a second home in Flatrock, Kenmure and are both avid golfers.... Go Tiger!!!
Posted by Desiree Daniels (RE/MAX Tri County) almost 11 years ago

Hi janeAnne - what a great thing for that area!  And he couldn't have chosen a prettier area for his first golf course, except of course this area I live in!!  ;-)

As you know, my family has a summer home in Mountain Home, and my dad is an avid golfer - he'll be thrilled to hear about this course since he summers up there.

Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago
Wow-that's a big coup for the area! =)
Posted by Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC (Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive) almost 11 years ago
Stephanie~ "good opportunity" is right! And not only for locals, but for those who are relocating to this area nd are looking for a fab investment opportunity.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Susan~ 

I am really looking forward to seeing what Tiger Woods does with his design concept(s). For sure I'll be around to take pictures and share.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago
David~ I know...my golfing buds are thrilled, too! I will keep you posted and will be putting up some new shots of this area soon.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Anthony~

For golfers and fans of Tiger Woods, (including me) this is very exciting news. Imagine what the news of Tiger's decision could mean to property values in adjacent neighborhood, as you suggest.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Gary~

My Dad, one of a long line of real estate professionals in our family was also one of a long line of golfers...he told me exactly what you mentioned above. Do you think this love of a challenge coincides with loving the challenges in our business? Sometimes I think so. . .

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Desiree~ 

Hope you are coming to visit soon. Tell your folks that I think the area adjacent to the new golf course could turn out to be very positive  1031 investment or second/vacation home for YOU =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago
We have a couple golf courses here that really incorporate the walking trails, forrest and golf cources well together and they are right in the middle of the city. If done right, it can be done.
Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago
I just sold a home on Mount Emerald. Which is right before Fairvew Forrest. The Cliffs project was the selling point for sure 
Posted by Jeff Link, "Your Asheville Real Estate Link" almost 11 years ago

Todd~

I really like the idea of a golf course be come eco-friendly and I'l love to hear more about the one you describe.. Please tell us more!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Ann~

Maybe you and your Dad will come up to play the new course one of these days. I think it is scheduled to be ready in 2009...but not sure. Ina ny case, it will have a big (ppositive0 impact on real estate values in the area we are told.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Leigh~ 

You know what? Our area up here in the mountains is one of the most sought-after areas in the world~! You may think I am exaggerating, but probably I'm not. So the addition of Tiger Woods' course is like the icing on the cake for golfers....

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago

Jeff~

I love the Fairview area...not only because it is beautiful and convenient to Asheville, but because the property values are appreciating and my investors are smiling...as are yours, I suspect =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 11 years ago
remember to keep us updated as this project continues- I would hope that since Tiger is involved it will be eco-friendly too!!!!
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 11 years ago

JaneAnne,

You do a lot for Asheville to keep its Eco friendly crowd growing.  I am not surprised Tiger wants to build his first golf course here.  When is its completion date?

Arlene

Posted by Arlene Brown (Eco Steward Realty) about 8 years ago

Barbara -Jo~

I will be doing a post on the Tiger Woods golf course- High Cliffs Carolina, and will be sure to let you know.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 8 years ago

Arlene~

As of today (November , 2010)- Tiger Woods' High Cliffs Carolina development is launched...more on this in a post soon.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 8 years ago

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