Relocate to the North Carolina Mountains ? A Guide to Western North Carolina Real Estate

Posted by Nick Niesen on November 8th, 2010

If you've always wanted to relocate to the mountains, consider a move to Black Mountain, North Carolina. Black Mountain offers prime Western North Carolina real estate at affordable prices, whether you want secluded acreage with streams, hills and forests or a community where neighbors reside just a little closer. Black Mountain offers the best of both worlds.

Black Mountain (the city) is a small town with just under about 8,000 people. The average age of residents is 43. The average median household income was estimated in 2005 at $39,300 with the average home value being $133,400. Black Mountain is located just 16 miles from Asheville, NC. Many residents commute to work in Asheville or surrounding areas. Asheville real estate is also a popular choice for those seeking a mountainous residence.

Other cities near Black Mountain include Montreat (NC), Swannanoa (NC), Fairview (NC), and Lake Lure (NC).

Local Schools and Other Points of Interest in Black Mountain

Black Mountain area schools include Charles D. Owen High for grades nine through twelve with approximately 878 students, Black Mountain Primary with about 433 students, and Black Mountain Elementary with about 239 students. There are several private schools as well. Nearby colleges include Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, University of North Carolina at Asheville, and Spartanburg Technical College.

Black Mountain Industry

The most common industries in Black Mountain for males include construction, food services and accommodation, health care, educational services, public administration, textile, and food and beverage stores. For women, the most common industries of employment include food services, educational services, health care, professional and technical services, religious or civic professions, public administration, and insurance and finance.

Popular Real Estate - Secure a Lot or Home Now

Asheville and surrounding areas were chosen by AARP in 2005 as one of the top 15 Dream Towns, and also by Money Advisor as one of the five best places to retire. Recognition in these national publications has sparked tremendous interest in the area since that time, and mountain home seekers have been flocking to tour the homes and land lots in great numbers. Supply and demand has caused a tremendous increase in land and home values, but now is still a good time to invest in Western North Carolina real estate. Prices are still reasonable, but may not be within a few years.

Real Estate and Land for Sale in Black Mountain

Whether you're seeking mountainous acreage where you can build your own dream home or seeking a home, cottage, or cabin that's already complete, Black Mountain real estate agents can show you a variety of settings and homes. Like many Western North Carolina real estate areas, the homes and properties in Black Mountain come in different sizes, shapes, and with various scenes of nature's beauty.

If seeking mountainous lots for sale, Asheville, Black Mountain, and surrounding towns provide a great starting point. Utilize online resources to view home listings, lots for sale, Black Mountain real estate pricing, and more.

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