If you are looking for a lush mountain setting with easy access to a real city, The Settings of Black Mountain, may be an option.
The Settings is located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Asheville, a popular destination because of its mountain setting, seasonable temperatures and its culture that blends Appalachian charm with the spirit of an arts colony.
While the gated community appears deep in the mountains, offering views of the Seven Sisters and Pisgah National Forest, it is actually part of the city of Asheville so residents can benefit from city utilities and services.
The Settings was developed by the Atlanta-based The Settings Development Companies, LLC, a company that strives to utilize the natural beauty of an area in its developments.
According to the project web site, more than 40 percent of the 364 acres is undisturbed green space. To help residents enjoy the natural setting, a series of nature trails, both developed and primitive, wind through the community.
Other amenities include a clubhouse and pool over looking the Blue Ridge Mountains, a kid’s playground, and a stocked trout pond. More amenities are planned as the community develops. While The Settings does not have a golf course, world-class golf is minutes away, as is shopping, and more rugged outdoor adventures such as whitewater rafting.
Homesites begin in the high $100s with home styles ranging from cottages to larger homes. Featured sites include .25 acres near the clubhouse ($200+) and almost two acres near a mountainous green space for around $460.