Black Mountain homes and mountain properties in a private NC gated community near Asheville.

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The Community Center was designed to be an extension of your own living space, comfortable and relaxed.

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Creston Real Estate
Our gated mountain community is a place for people who like their privacy but want the opportunity to get to know their neighbors, perhaps while walking the trails...

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Creston Testimonials
Hear what others have to say about Creston.

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Latest News

The Creston POA publishes a quarterly newsletter made available to owners only. Find sample newsletters below.


A vibrant community of neighbors welcomes you.

Creston residents pride themselves on their diverse creative interests, active lifestyles and lasting friendships. Whatever your interests or hobbies you will find others at Creston to share with. Social groups have formed around a variety of activities such as hiking, wine tastings, yoga classes, trail maintenance and community-wide volunteering. A range of groups meet to discuss books, explore culinary arts, play golf and meet up at local restaurants and breweries. No matter your interests you are sure to find your place within Creston.

We had a vision for a an active mountain community.

As a husband and wife team, John & Marilyn Nelson envisioned an upscale mountain community surrounded by natural beauty and easy access to the quintessential mountain town of Black Mountain. We wanted to design a place where residents enjoy a nature-based setting while living in their beautiful homes and benefit from peaceful seclusion. Homesites were planned offering exceptional vistas in a low-density gated community while preserving the mountain’s forests, streams, wildlife & plant habitats and waterfalls.

Our vision has become reality.

As an established community since 2004, Creston’s 100+ property owners with about 40 year-round families now enjoy the best of all worlds: living on a freestanding mountain with fine neighbors, beautiful long range views, a woodland trails system, lofty views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a Community Center at the top of the mountain. Owners have full leadership within Creston through the Property Owner’s Association. One-half of the 1100 acres are preserved in perpetuity with the Foothills Conservancy; forever protected from future development for the enjoyment of residents, their families and guests.

Explore Creston.

We welcome you to explore our community for insights into neighbors and their community activities through the Photo Gallery which offers glimpses of Creston's beauty and homes within.

We invite you to speak with Creston homeowners about how Creston has enriched and elevated their lives.

We hope to share the enjoyment of living at Creston with you. Find out when a day hike is scheduled or a weekly (x3) yoga (co-ed) class at the Community Center. Join in to meet those you may wish to be your neighbors. They will welcome you.

Contact John Nelson, Developer
or your local RE Broker:

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