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The Settings Of Black Mountain

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The Settings of Black Mountain is a large, gated community 5 minutes from downtown Black Mountain, a few minutes drive to the Cheshire Fitness Center, and the Black Mountain flagship Ingles grocery store. 20 minutes along I40 takes you to downtown Asheville NC. The Settings has underground utilities (no unsightly power lines), gated entry, clubhouse, hiking trails and views throughout. The Settings of Black Mountain is a private gated community nestled in the mountains overlooking the picturesque town of Black Mountain.  The community has city water and sewer services, something to check when you are considering a private community in Western North Carolina.

The Settings of Black Mountain sits on approximately 370 acres of mountainous land in the Swannanoa Valley. 115 acres are a North American Land Trust conservation easement. 

The architectural style of the community is Arts and Crafts, governed by the Settings Design Review Board (DRB) which works with owners and their builders to ensure that new construction meets the guidelines of the community. See all properties currently for sale at the Settings Of Black Mountain.

Key dates:

  • 1842–1908 Rafael Guastavino, builder and architect owned the Settings property, which was part of his larger estate. A road is named in his honor!

  • 2003 - The Settings Development Company breaks ground

  • 2005 - first lots marketed

  • 2006 through 2011, around 240 lots sold

  • October 2011, The Settings of Black Mountain Homeowners Association (HOA) was established with the Declarant Rights, once held by the Developer, being transferred to the newly elect HOA along with all of the common properties, including the Club House and the Greeters Cottage.  

  • 2017 - 32 completed homes, half a dozen are in design and build stage. There are 271 individual owners for annual assessment purposes.  


  • Gatehouse

  • Clubhouse: Full kitchen facilities for social functions; meeting, social, and office areas to retreat and work privately or to hold meetings; patios and decks. 

  • Trail System: Several trails that range from built out to primitive – from moderate to challenging.  The Trails Committee is actively working to develop trails.

  • Playground

  • 40% of The Settings is designated as permanent green space. 115 acres are a North American Land Trust conservation easement.

  • Black Mountain: Home of several conference and retreat centers, music, the arts, and festivals held throughout the year.

Featured properties:

Under $75,000: MLS: 3145458

187 Settings Boulevard , #237

Black Mountain, NC 28711  See full details Fantastic homesite views of the Black, Great Craggy and Swannanoa Mountains. Unbelievable price for this great lot.

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