Monreat gets its name from a combination of the words “mountain” and “retreat” and this quintessential, small North Carolina town lives up to its moniker, offering visitors and residents a chance to “get away.” Centered around Lake Susan, the lovely community of Montreat is surrounded by breathtaking mountains on three sides.

While life here is comfortable year-round, it is most popular during the summer, when visitors come from all over the country to stay in Montreat’s condos and vacation homes.