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Land in WNC- Asheville Sweet Steep Slopes

You may have heard that like Santa Fe, NM and Sedona, AZ, Asheville NC is at the very center for asheville autumn reflectionscreative pursuit and expression in Western North Carolina (WNC.).  



WNC is a region of  about 10,000 square miles from the state line of Virginia to that of Georgia that extends north to the border of Tennessee.


It is known for  being one of the most beautiful and attractive places on Earth...a place where there is time and space for one to reflect on the blessings in life....





WNC is also known for the cultural arts and folkways of the people who live here and have lived here for centuries. There is so much going on here in the Asheville area. But it is not all about the cultural arts  for which WNC is known. 


A Big Discussion is going on around real property use here in the WNC ‘s mountains—  discussion between “the new arrivals” and  descendants of pioneers— discussion between those who  would like to build right “at the top of the mountain” and building contractors. Of note and central to the discussion: Developers and builders are subject to Steep Slope Regulations meant to protect home owners and builders as well as the amazing viewsheds of Asheville. 

In Asheville, WNC, height limits on buildings have also been adopted. At elevations of more than 2,500 feet, buildings can’t be taller than 35 feet, and at 4,000 feet, they can’t be more than 25 feet tall, or two stories. As you may suspect, there are differing opinions about these matters.


Differing Opinions: Some look at the mountain slopes, once dotted only here and there with an occasional light in the late hours, where now the human-influenced trails of street lights  mark the slopes and see the obliteration of a priceless landscape. Others see the  ridgetops as private property and extol the engineering feat it took to build there.


Here are links that may be helpful for Land Buyers.

Landslides, the Steep Slopes – (Information for Buyers/Sellers of Asheville Area LAND)

Caveats, the Steep Slopes- (Information about Building or Investing in Asheville Mountain Property)

 Think BEFORE You Build in Asheville’s Mountains - ( Resources and Information)


A Final Note:

LAND::: When buying mountain real estate do your homework.  Asheville area mountain environmental factors such as slope stability can only be determined by state licensed engineers and geologists: Buyers, Sellers and REALTORS® are NOT qualified to make these assessments. Complete site specific analyses are available and advisable. I am happy to refer you to our team of experts

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Hi there janeAnne, been out of the Rain for a few days - missed your interesting and informative posts about Asheville.  Your advice is so pertinent, there's a lot more to buying a piece of land than meets the eye. Best to have you as a guide.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 9 years ago

There is something special about landscape that is less inhabited by humans and lacking the handprint of our handiwork.  Often when I'm in rural areas or driving across places with little activity, I feel the world is being set right again.

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