Blog :: 06-2009

Montreat, North Carolina: Traditional Fourth of July Parade

The Fourth of July celebration in Montreat has become a traditional day of homecoming. Extended families come home to Montreat to enjoy time-honored festivities and fun with family and friends. (If you are bringing your best friend along, you might consider one of our pet-friendly vacation rentals.)

The day kicks off with the Montreat Gait, a  5K race 7am at the Montreat Gate. The Parade begins at 10:30 and travels along Lookout Road, Assembly Drive and Assembly Circle.  Montreat Fourth of JulyMontreat's own, Charlie Caldwell, is grand marshal for this year's parade. Come early to find a great spot along the parade route.

A Barbecue lunch follows the parade. At 2:00, the Old Timers' Softball game begins at Welch Field. Throughout the day there is Library Book sale at the L. Nelson Bell Library and free Boat Rides. The event wraps up with a Barn dance (by the post office).

Contact us for more about this sweet family event. For more photos and information, check out the Montreat Conference Center.


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Montreat Real Estate Update - June 2009

Montreat Real Estate Sales While the national economy has impacted Montreat real estate sales, our mountain cove has been protected from most of the economic storm. Montreat Property continues to sell.

Click here for a complete list of closed home sales in the last 12 months.  Click here for the closed lot sales in the last 12 months.

For currently listed properties in Montreat, click for Montreat homes for sale and Montreat lots for sale.

Vista at Montreat A must see when you are in Montreat. Only 3 lots remaining for sale. Located on Chapman Road off Lookout Road, Vista at Montreat has it all - lots that are 4 times the average Montreat lot, long distance views, easy to build on, water and sewer, close to Montreat Conference Center, and Rainbow trail passing through the property.

New Zoning Changes Town of Montreat is implementing several new zoning ordinances that will impact the future of Montreat. It is very difficult to find the correct balance of preserving what we all love about Montreat and protecting individual property rights. Some of the changes include a Hillside Ordinance, Stormwater Ordinance, Open Space Conservation Plan, and utility (road, sewer, and water) requirements for building on lots.  For more information, visit the Town of Montreat.

Links to Montreat Information

Find Sanctuary at the Biltmore - extraordinary Asheville vacation rental

Sanctuary at the BiltmoreSanctuary, an Asheville vacation rental condo located in the Biltmore Village Villas, lives up to its name, providing Asheville renters with a beautiful getaway within close proximity to Asheville.  This professionally decorated condo features two bedrooms, each with a private bath and ample closet space.

The unit, adjacent to Historic Biltmore Estate, includes a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops as well as a spacious living room with comfortable sofas and matching desks for your laptops.  The living room has a large flat screen television and a gas fireplace.  With the condo's amenities, renters can prepare their meals at home or travel just minutes to dine out in Asheville.

In the same way, renters can curl up by the fireplace on the sofa and read a great novel or surf the net with the high speed internet, sit out on the private outdoor patio, or travel a short distance to enjoy the beautiful mountain hiking trails in the area. Luxurious sheets and towels provided by the owners make this rental condo a complete vacation package.

Stay in an incredible Asheville Cabin and support Blue Ridge Forever at the same time!

Blue Ridge DreamThe Blue Ridge Dream is a one of our new Asheville vacation rentals. Just thinking about this place makes me dreamy. It is a beautifully renovated authentic log cabin and it's nearly 4000 feet of heaven near the Blue Ridge Parkway. The floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor decks make for panoramic views of the Mountains.

This rental has all the amenities such as Satellite TV, wireless internet & a Wii, but once you're on the porch, you'll forget what those things are. The views from the deck are the best I've seen in this part of North Carolina: Blue Ridge Mountain panorama!

Blue Ridge Mountains Panoramic ViewRenting this cabin makes you feel good about yourself in other ways, too: A portion of the rental proceeds are donated to Blue Ridge Forever, a land conservancy dedicated to preserving land in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

Greybeard Realty Opens Additional Office

Greybeard Realty, Black Mountain's largest real estate office, announces the opening of their new auxiliary office at 706 NC Highway 9 South in Black Mountain. In conjunction with Creston Community, this additional office location will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. A Greybeard sales agent will have information regarding Creston Mountain properties as well as other properties.

"We are very pleased with the new relationship with Creston Community," explains Chip Craig, president and founder of Greybeard Realty. "We feel that the responsible development going on at Creston is a very positive addition to the Black Mountain community, and we are also excited to have an office with such a high visibility location."

Creston Community, an 1100 acre development with 135 home sites, offers a perfect blend of homes, hiking trails, long range views, waterfalls and natural beauty.  The high quality of Creston's development has made it one of the most successful real estate projects in the area and at present approximately 40 lots remain on the market.

Greybeard Realty, currently celebrating 10 years of service in the community, has 9 real estate sales brokers as well as five rental management staff who oversee 245 vacation and long-term rental homes in the area. Greybeard's main office is located at 204 East State Street in Black Mountain. For more information about our new office or other aspects of Greybeard Realty, please contact us at 828-669-1072 or online.