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LOT 16 Hickory Nut Forest Gerton, N.C. 28735

WHATEVER  YOU CHOOSE-  asheville eco communities

  • Building a HealthyBuilt home adjacent to over 1,000 Acres of Conservation Land
  • Participating at some level in a sustainable community or Ecovillage,
  • Selecting a building site for the future

you must know that THIS Asheville, NC eco-community is amazing!  Right from the start, the eco-innovators  who designed and planned this conservation neighborhood  have "done it right"! Right from the start, they thought about renewable energy sources and organic gardens.

NOTE:  ARTISTS  and ARTISANS ...for these reasons and more, you are going to love Building Site 16, so here's a heads-up for on....

  (photo of artist enjoying stream on  Site 16 property)

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WHY "unique" ? There's a good reason...and I'll tell you  in just a minute...but first...please "sit by the stream" and consider Site 16 in CONTEXT... and from the perspectives of

  •  location
  •  Ashevile's "green" real estate market 
  •  community  

CONTEXT- Location: Building Site 16 is within 30 minute pleasant drive from Asheville, N.C. and the city's healthy impetus for sustainable development,  diverse economic structure bases on tourism, services, and  eco-innovative attitudes. Overall education levels, wages and per capita income levels are on the "plus" side.  Standards of living are, too.  

CONTEXT- Asheville Area Sustainable Real Estate Market: GREEN is "red-hot" here.  Greater Asheville, North Carolina's GREEN  real estate market enjoys clients who are hungry for sustainable neighborhoods, energy-efficient design and green-built homes. Now take a look at the natural amenities in the conservation neighborhood in which Site 16 rests, and you may conclude, as I have, that THIS IS THE PERFECT SPOT for your eco-friendly construction.     

CONTEXT The Eco-Community & Conservation Land :  Just A Few of the Conservation Neighborhood's Perks

adjacent conservation LAND


(adjacent conservation land
to hike to from Site 16)


  1. Hickory Nut Forest - Site 16 is within the first development in the USA to combine wide-ranging land conservation  with an eco-friendly community of green-built  homes, to be powered by renewable energy  -(wind power, hydropower , geothermal) - to create  a  "net-zero-energy community".
    You are on the leading edge + save $$.
  2. Living in this conservation neighborhood means enjoying the forever-wild mountain forests, soaring cliffs and pristine, cascading streams, out your back door. You can walk for miles in the serenity of nature.
    Great perks for body mind and spirit!
  3. This Eco-Community- is easy drive from Asheville's, cultural amenities, arts, music and delicious cuisine, as well as excellent healthcare all nearby. (17 miles, 30 min)
    You get the "best of both worlds." 
  4. Hiking trails lead directly from home site  16 into 1,000+ acres of nature preserve lands  with waterfalls, streams, cliffs and mountaintop vistas.
    You are IN a sustainable  world.   
  5. LOCATED  in the quaint village of Gerton, Site 16 is tucked away in the Upper Hickory Nut Gorge. . You have found the place to rest and relax, deeply
  6. Tennis courts, and close-by- hiking trails, horseback riding, bird watching,  fishing, picnicking, boating, over a dozen golf courses in the area, biking, gardening, and community social events. Within walking distance:  Nita's Grocery/General Store, the Post Office, Gerton Fire Department. 
    You have found convenience where adventure abounds!Lot 16 asheville green real estate

HERE is LOT 16...just waiting for YOU...Tell me...what do you think of the Context for this amazing building site? 

HERE is what makes Site 16 totally UNIQUE... 

This site offers a LIVE/ WORK opportunity . Building  Site 16 has frontage on a road favored by locals and tourists in a quaint village just half an hour form downtown Asheville! Artists and artisans, you could create your gallery/shoppe in the lower meadow just off the road and WALK  HOME across the meadow that  borders the vocal Hickory Nut Creek.

Site your home on the knoll that leads to trails into 1,000+ acres of conservation land. AMAZING! Artists and artisans are you as excited about this building site as I am????

Building Site 16. 1.5 AC. Listed at $169,000.   MLS 411918


Eco communities Resources: Findhorn   
Graph below describing sustainable development courtesy of Wikipedia

  sustainable development






A Note to Buyers and Investors.

If you are not committed to another real estate professional, then please call me at 828-255-1082 . For more information on THIS and other featured properties, please visit:  . We invite you to  specify your property needs, design your dream , see our  my "prime property picks" and search the MLS that covers a 5-county area here in mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

  • The ECO Certified ® Real Estate Consultants at The ECO Steward Real Estate Firm  specialize in working with eco-developers and land for sale in the Greater Asheville, North Carolina area. We are excited about value-added, ECO-friendly properties, and focus on positive futures. Our real estate practice inspires property investments for wealth of the generous kind.  

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Looks like a very inviting area, good luck with your sales in this lovely area
Posted by Glenda and Steven McDaniel (Long and Foster Smith Mountain Lake Office) over 10 years ago
I'm looking forward to seeing the renewable energy aspects of this development progress.
Posted by JT Narrin over 10 years ago

Great presentation Jananne.  I wish you very good luck with the selling of this new listing


Posted by D B, e-PRO, Realtor - Bucks County PA - 610-952-3578 over 10 years ago
What an incredible opportunity for someone looking to build their home. How many lots are for sale, janeAnne - is this the last one?
Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) over 10 years ago

I'm enjoying the photo shoots for certain. Waterfalls are so enchanting.

Posted by John Narrin (ECO-Steward Realty) over 10 years ago

Glenda and Steven~

We have been fortunate to have interested "green" clients visiting us in Asheville this year. Many Have chosen to be close in (within 10 minutes of downtown Asheville0 but some prefer to be within a 30 minute HNF is.  Even so, this building site is just 5 minutes from a CSA!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago


Good point! The renewable energy aspects of this green community are one of the most fascinating pieces to the sustainability factor.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago


THANKS for the kind words. When real estate professionals have superior opportunities to represent, it's easy to shine =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago


YES!  This building site, in particular, has a unique quality in that it could be a live/work build opportunity. The conservation neighborhood is carved out from a 250AC Preserve...The eco-development is on just 25 AC...only 17 sites...8 are available, the rest are sold...the first home will be going up this Fall...and the community Center is also scheduled for the coming months.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago


Glad you like the photos. It is a very special place here in the mountains.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) about 10 years ago

Hi JaneAnne ~ what  a beautiful place to build a sustainable home! As you know I love the idea of a net zero community! You have put together a very compelling presentation of this property. I am anxiously following this and can't wait for the new healthy built homes to be built!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 10 years ago

I have seen this lot, and it is a beauty.  Great access, with frontage on magical Hickory Nut Creek.  Someone is going to love it.

Posted by Jane about 10 years ago

These are really great shots. I'm headed to Burnsville for vacation in a little over a week. That might be me sittin' in that chair!


Posted by Vicki Burton, A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate (Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina) about 10 years ago

Unique, Eco...and Great -- 3 great words to describe Hickory Nut Forest.  Thank you janeAnne for such a wonderful post

Posted by Rhodes Waite about 10 years ago

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