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

A Legacy of Quality

John and Marilyn Nelson, North Carolina natives, have been involved with North Carolina real estate and developing mountain land responsibly since the late 1970s. They created a number of successful private gated communities on Lake Gaston, located between Raleigh and Richmond. Their dedication to quality of design and respect for the land guided the development of lakefront communities like Summerwood, Buck Spring, Hunters Creek, Spinnaker Pointe, Timbercreek, Old Bridge Pointe and River Forest.

Each of these communities protects the natural lakefront beauty through proper design of homesites, roadways and waterfront amenities. Each community is unique in its concept and design.

In 1993 the Nelsons acquired the land for Three Creeks and developed it as a low- density community within a beautiful mountain cove located eleven miles from Creston. Three Creeks was the first residential community in North Carolina with 76% of its highest value land set aside as Common Areas protected by covenants. The guiding principles of Three Creeks (preserving natural beauty for the enjoyment of the owners, offering private homesites, enhancing property values through conservation easements) are the same principles the Nelsons’ established at Creston.

Birds of Creston

Flowers of Creston