Updated: May 12, 2018
North Asheville Hideaway - OVER $50,000 below appraisal! 12 minutes' drive to downtown Asheville
Located off Beaverdam with a cooling, wooded lot and a new asphalt driveway. Open floor plan with a large, spacious deck. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on main level with 1 bedroom, 1 bath plus den, bonus room and office/mudroom in basement. Great for those that want an office, rental, or just need more space! Covered patio on lower level. Hot tub on very private screened porch. This property is a gardener's delight, and will suit those that value private country living just minutes drive from the 'big city'. It boasts its own gardens, on a landscaped lot with a pergola and water feature. Storage shed and workshop on the property provide additional space, along with a fenced in dog run to keep your furbabies safe and exercised. If you are interested in utilizing this home (or any other) as a STVR (short term vacation rental or airbnb) you can check out the rules here.
I raised my family in this wonderful neighborhood. The things I love about my home town are the beautiful, serene location nestled in the arms of the Appalachian Mountains with unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities for people of all ages, diverse arts and educational opportunities, the availability of good local food at farmers markets, the abundant selection of restaurants, and the friendly, engaged people who live in our community. My favorite place to eat close to home is Avenue M - a local bar / restaurant featuring local fare served with a flair and always scallops on the menu in a variety of presentations.
There are so many good places all less than 5 minutes from home: For a quick breakfast, Geraldine's Bakery - transplanted right out of NYC, is a local favorite. Ambrosia Bar and Bistro and Siam Thai ( absolutely the BEST Thai food in a quiet place that invites conversation) are my favorite lunch spots, but I also enjoy Zen Sushi, Vinnie's Italian , Homegrown (provides delicious local sourced fare), Marco's Pizza, Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company where you can enjoy your meal with a good movie, Plants for a great vegetarian meal. The City Bakery Cafe offers delicious pastries, baked goods and a great place for lunch. It's right next door to Bone and Broth - with local food from the old time meat market just next door and not far from Gan Shan Station serving Chinese, Thai, and Asian meals in a garden like setting. For special celebrations, you can't beat the Grove Park Inn's Sunset Terrace (only 2.6 miles away - almost in our back yard through the woods - our son thought it was his second home at an early age and walked there on a daily basis.) The best ice cream places are not far either, Whitt's Frozen Custard, The Hop, and the new Frostbite offer lots of choices. Grocery stores are plentiful and offer an opportunity to enjoy shopping close to home ( from 1.7 to 3.6 miles away): Fresh Market, Ingles, Trader Joe's , Harris Teeter and Greenlife are all on the North end of Merrimon Avenue. Additionally I enjoy the WNC Farmer's Market (8.4 miles) and the Local City Farmer's Market that is available once each week of the season at the UNC-Asheville Campus (2.7 miles away).
When we bought this property, we were enticed by the quiet peaceful neighborhood, creeks, woods, wildlife and abundant gardens on a dead end street. We've always appreciated the privacy offered here; it was the perfect place to raise our 3 sons. Just a block away is Grove Park Cove, a luxury development, that abuts our property, with large lots, beautifully landscaped streets and sidewalks, long range mountain views
of the Beaverdam Valley and only a few homes. Folks here love to walk their dogs, ride bikes and walk off Thanksgiving Dinner there. It's like having our own private park. We are only 2 miles from the Country Club, where we enjoy teaching Tai Chi and 2.3 miles from Ira B Jones Elementary School where our sons had a great start on their education.
The bus line is only a block away. Asheville offers something enticing for everyone. I enjoy working close to home at Mission, one of the top rated hospitals in the country, only 5.6 miles away and earning my Masters at UNC-A, one of the better liberal arts colleges, ranked #8 by US News and World Report in 2017's top public schools in the country. My husband and I loved hiking the Appalachian Trail and for years, trekked spring and fall to Mount LeConte for an overnight get away. Sliding Rock is another favorite especially for children and teens who also enjoy the NC Cradle of Forestry and the NC Arboretum. There are wonderful camping opportunities here, as well as live theater and music events - all kinds of music: classical, blues, country and rock at different venues. Our family also enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking these ancient mountains. Our home is only 12 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway - an inviting place any time of year but especially in the fall when the changing leaves turn our mountains crimson and gold. It's a comfort to know that excellent medical facilities are so close at hand. I value competence and my experience at Mission both as employee and patient has only enhanced my respect
Directions: Take Merrimon Ave to right on Beaverdam Road. In 1 mile take right onto Spooks Branch Rd. In .5 miles turn right onto Spring Cove Rd. Slight left onto Spring Cove Terrace. Driveway will be on your right.
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