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Black Mountain, NC


Nestled in the southern reaches of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ Black Mountain range, the small town of Black Mountain, NC is home to around 8,000 people. Originally called Grey Eagle by the Cherokee and Catawba Native Americans who used to live and hunt in the area, the Black Mountain of today is home to a lively community and a unique assortment of eclectic shops. The rugged beauty of the Southern Appalachian landscape provides a rustic backdrop to this thriving community.

Quick Facts

  • Situated in Buncombe County, Black Mountain, NC is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Downtown Asheville is approximately 15 minutes away from town and other communities found nearby include Montreat and Swannanoa. The town has access to several thoroughfares including Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70.
  • Founded in 1893, the town was named after the Black Mountain range. Due to its strategic location, the settlement became a hub of activity, connecting various points to the mountain railroad and becoming a pathway for trade and immigrants.
  • The Sourwood Festival, an annual Black Mountain, NC event, is a weekend street festival that caters to the entire family. The festival, which takes place every August, features local arts and crafts, food, and plenty of entertainment.
  • Several notable names have called Black Mountain home. Roberta Flack, Brad Johnson, Roy Williams, and Brad Daugherty are just some of Black Mountain’s most famous residents.
  • Outdoor recreational opportunities abound in Black Mountain! Head over to Red Rocker and Chimney Rock Park for hiking and biking trails or go on a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Luxury Homes for Sale in Black Mountain, NC

Black Mountain’s real estate market offers potential homebuyers some of the best mountain properties in Western North Carolina. Single-family residences such as custom-built mountain homes and lodges and new construction with significant acreage are just some of the housing options you’ll find in Black Mountain.

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