A quick 12-minute southeast trip out of Asheville, NC and over Mine Hole Gap brings you to the sub-rural town of Fairview, North Carolina.Originally a stand along the old Drovers’ Road, used by farmers to transport livestock across the mountainous countryside, Fairview has a rich history of farming and hospitality.
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Homes in Fairview
Its proximity to downtown, plentiful hillside properties with lovely vistas,slower pace, and genuine friendliness have made Fairview a popular place to build or buy. Affordable bungalows (a few under $200,000) and beautiful old farmhouses have gradually been accompanied by new constructions (ranging from around $300,000 on up to $3 million) including Cape Cod, Traditional, Contemporary, Arts and Crafts, Cabin, and Rustic style homes. Many unique and beautiful homes already exist, but land in subdivisions is still surprisingly affordable, if you’d prefer to build your own.
Access to private schools in Asheville is convenient, but Fairview’s public schools offer teachers who really care, plenty of extra-curriculars, and life-long relationships among classmates. Traffic into town is easily navigated nearly anytime of day, for those who commute.
It would be quite easy, however, for a retired person or someone working from home to hardly leave Fairview at all. Ingles, a local chain grocery store, and Trout Lily, a thriving natural foods store, plus farm stores and produce stands can keep the pantry and fridge stocked with everything you need. Anything you couldn’t find at the farm stands? Troyer’s Amish Blatz probably has it! River Ridge, an immense shopping center, is just a couple miles’ drive. When you don’t feel like cooking, you can take your pick: Grab a meal at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Hot Dog King, Smokey and the Pig, Trout Lily, Nachos and Beer, The Local Joint, or Fairview Pizza.
Looking for something to do on the weekends? Go for a hike on the very-close-at-hand Blue Ridge Parkway or at Bearwallow in Gerton. Spend a day visiting animals and doing seasonal activities like picking berries or taking hay rides at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a sustainable agriculture meat farm. Attend one of Fairview’s seasonal community events like the monthly farmers market or the holiday Sugar Hollow Artisans Market. Drive just a few miles out to take a swim or a paddleboat ride at Lake Lure or climb the stairs up to the top of Chimney Rock. Harvest your own cut flowers at Flying Cloud Farm. And, don’t miss the year’s most anticipated event—the Lord’s Acre Fundraiser Square Dance and Potluck!
In the evenings, grown-ups—with kids in tow if they like—can attend a Friday barn dance at Hickory Nut Gap, play disc golf at The Whistle Hop (a brewery built out of train cars), relax and watch the kids wear themselves out at Turgua, a farmhouse brewery, or hear live music and eat dinner at The Joint Next Door.