Black Mountain Homes For Sale
Nestled at the eastern edge of the Swannanoa Valley, The town of Black Mountain is often referred to as "the front porch of Western North Carolina". Black Mountain enjoys proximity to nearby mountain vistas, rivers and trails, and has plenty to offer in its own right. The town of almost 8,000 residents has a vibrant but quaint commercial center and is noted for its cultural and recreational offerings. It's a community that breathes with a particular kind of mountain energy, embracing both its natural surroundings and its tastefully configured, small-town urban core.
Situated in the easternmost part of Buncombe County, this town attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature types. The town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. It hosts many summer camps, festivals and religious conference centers.
The town's historic feel is enhanced at local institutions like the Swannanoa Valley History Museum, located in the former Black Mountain Fire Department building, which was designed by Richard Sharp Smith (project architect for Asheville's Biltmore Estate) in 1921. Also downtown is the nicely preserved historic train depot, which is run as a gift shop and event and display space by a crew of volunteers.
To take in one key part of the town's history - the distinguished run of the avant-garde Black Mountain College, which was located next to Lake Eden from 1933-57 - travel fifteen miles to downtown Asheville and visit the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, which pays homage to the iconoclastic institution with an ongoing roster of exhibits, talks and performances.
Outdoor recreation is one of Black Mountain's hallmarks. Nearby fishing holes abound, and just north of town, the 10-acre Lake Tomahawk and its bank-side walkways are a favorite spot for a stroll, fishing off the peer, or a non-motorized boat ride. Several local summer camps are some of the most long-established in the area.
For additional information on the Town of Black Mountain go to: http://www.townofblackmountain.org/
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Updated: 19th January, 2018 4:14 PM.