Blog :: 06-2016

GreyBeard's Montreat Parade of Homes Could Lead to Your Independence

With the holiday weekend approaching, GreyBeard Realty wanted to take time to wish everyone a very Happy Fourth of July. There’s always fantastic events going on for Independence Day, and this year is no different.

Greybeard's Montreat Parade of HomesCelebrations kick off a few days early with 50th annual Shindig on the Green on July 2. Bring an instrument to play or just bring yourself for this fabulous gathering of music producing and culture enjoying clan at Pack Square Park. Then, Pack Square Park has its annual fireworks display at 9:30 PM on Monday, the culmination of a day’s worth of activities including live music and food. Another option is the huge firework display after the Asheville Tourists’ game on Monday. If you’re interested in this be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time as they tend to sell out. Other 4th of July events include Chimney Rock Family Fun weekend and the annual Independence Day Fireworks hike with the Swannanoa Valley Museum, which requires advanced reservations.

Of course, GreyBeard welcomes you to our annual Montreat Parade of Homes on Sunday, July 3rd from 2-4 p.m. which features five Montreat homes for sale. To start the tour, simply go to one of the homes listed on the parade sheet, and you can pick up a map to the other homes. We will have representatives at each home to answer any pressing questions you might have. You may be able to make your own declaration of independence if you find your dream Montreat home.

Breathtaking Views from this Black Mountain Home

If a private retreat within 10 minutes of downtown Black Mountain sounds appealing, you should take a look at 41 Wedgewood Terrace in Laurel Ridge. Nestled within this beautiful gated community, the newly-constructed, 3-bedroom, 3-bath home offers memorable views and solitude. What more could you want in a home?

Located on a 1.7 acre wooded lot, 41 Wedgewood Terrace has multiple private decks, some covered, that each provide breathtaking vistas. The large kitchen/dining area open up to a great room with a large stone fireplace. This craftsman-style home, with its cathedral style ceiling, enables homeowners to take advantage of the tremendous amenities at Laurel Ridge, which backs up to more than a thousand acres of unspoiled forest in the Asheville watershed. At the same time, owners also can access Black Mountain and Asheville and all they have to offer with ease.

For more information on this home or to schedule an appointment to see it, please contact Rosie Johnson at Greybeard Realty. To get an idea of other homes for sale in the area, please check out the Greybeard Realty website or  see Greybeard Realty’s Black Mountain residential listings. For peace, privacy and proximity, you don’t want to miss this Black Mountain home for sale.

Hipster Asheville Makes Another Top Ten List

Asheville has again placed on a “favorite list”, this one compiled by Travel + Leisure. Noted for its “earnestly hipster heart”, Asheville lands at #10 on the list. Voters in the random survey pointed to the downtown drum circle and the Carolina barbecue as a couple of local draws. For anyone who lives in this area, we know that Asheville is much more than that.

For this year’s survey, readers ranked towns with a population of less than 100,000 based on dining, shopping, and other particulars. In addition to the items cited above, Asheville also received high scores for its live music scene as well as its other local food. The locals, that’s those of us year-rounders I suppose, were ranked as “delightfully quirky.” In short, as one survey taker noted, Asheville is “probably one of the most eclectic towns in America.”

If you haven’t had a chance to experience this wonderful area of western NC, why not choose from Greybeard Rentals current listings and come see what everyone is talking about. And if you have been here and are ready to become one of the quirky members of this eclectic town, check out Greybeard Realty’s western NC residential listings. While Greybeard Realty agrees about the live music, the great food, and the incredible people, we also think you have to try it out yourself to see what everyone else is talking about. Come on up.