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

Black Mountain

Creston is located about 9 miles to the charming town of Black Mountain via NC Scenic Highway 9N. First settled in the 1780's, the community was originally known as Grey Eagle. The name was changed in the 1800s in tribute to the lofty mountain range five miles to the north.

Black Mountain's historic downtown has a variety of shops, galleries, antique stores, over 20 cafes and restaurants, as well as a museum, performing arts center, public library, music hall and a wonderful, old-fashioned hardware store.

Numerous conference centers are located within a few miles of town, including Ridgecrest, Blue Ridge Assembly, The Cove, and Christmount. Adjoining Black Mountain is the village of Montreat and Montreat College, a small liberal arts college.


While living in Creston you may feel blissfully adrift from civilization, but our mountain property is less than 20 miles from the surprising urban haven of Asheville. Asheville offers a creative and cultural life to rival any city. The New York Times, Southern Living, Money, Mountain Bike, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, Rolling Stone, Modern Maturity and dozens of other publications have all sung the praises of the creative, cosmopolitan vibe of this special place.

Art, food, theater, music and antiques lovers will find everything to suit their tastes in Asheville's historic downtown. A dazzling array of galleries, theaters, restaurants and entertainment of every kind—from Shakespeare, fine films and live music to baseball, the symphony and ballet—all come alive in the city's energetic streets.

Asheville is also home to a variety of nationally-known attractions. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial has become one of literature's most famous landmarks. And the Biltmore Estate, built in 1895, is the largest private home in America.

Lake Lure

Located in Western North Carolina, the town of Lake Lure sits in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge, east of Asheville. The Rocky Broad River winds its way down through Hickory Nut Gorge, and the water flows through the valley that feeds Lake Lure. The Town of Lake Lure encompasses 13.25 square miles including the lake with a large central body of deep water, three long bays, and an island of seven acres.  The lake is literally a tea cup surround my high mountain peaks. The climate is unusually temperate as Lake Lure lies in the “thermal belt” of the Western North Carolina Mountains and foothills.

The lake is the number one attraction and the reason so many families visit Lake Lure year after year. National Geographic has called Lake Lure one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Visitors come to enjoy the 720 acres of lake, sparkling clean beach area, and the incredible Blue Ridge mountain range including Chimney Rock.

Old Fort

The quaint mountain town of Old Fort is located just 12 minutes from Creston. This town is rich in history of the Revolutionary War and Civil War, including a reconstruction of the 1776 Davidson's Fort.

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