Blog :: 12-2011

Asheville Real Estate Benefits from Protected Land

A 492-acre parcel of Laurel Ridge property, purchased by the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC), preserves watershed headwaters located 19 miles outside of Asheville.  By protecting this land, the SAHC ensures that the majestic views from particular areas of the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain undisturbed and undeveloped.

Natural Beauty of Mountain Laurel

Carl Silverstein, Executive Director for SAHC summarized the importance of the purchase on his organization's website. "This acquisition is particularly exciting because the size and location of the property strengthens the protected landscape between the Asheville and Bee Tree watersheds. This provides a positive impact on water quality as well as keen advantage in protecting wildlife habitat, forest quality, and other conservation values."

SAHC, one of only 9 accredited lands trusts in N.C., has protected 49,846 acres since incorporating in 1974.

The land, situated within Laurel Ridge, contains about 4 miles of streams, rises 4800 feet in elevation, and harbors acres of hardwood forest. Laurel Ridge, a Black Mountain gated community, offers varied terrain with privacy and tranquility.  Greybeard Realty has several homes and land parcels for sale in this beautiful community. For more information about these properties, please contact Greybeard Realty.