Laurel Ridge has a Black Mountain fire substation that acts as first responders for the North Fork Valley area. This area includes the Asheville Water Shed, Grove Stone Quarry, the residents who live in the area, as well as the north side of Montreat. Laurel Ridge has nine volunteers that respond to the first alert and 911 calls, which means that in case of an emergency, a Laurel Ridge neighbor will be showing up at your home first. Our community also has it's own water supply, with four 40,000 gallon water towers and many hydrants through the nine miles of roads.
Above the fire station we have a new community room called "The Lodge." This is where we have the new First Friday community potlucks, the annual "Gathering" in October, and holiday parties. This facility can also be rented out by Laurel Ridge residents for family functions.
Under the leadership of our new POA President, Lyons Williams, the residents have instituted an emergency response team that is putting together plans for natural emergencies and interruption of food supply and utilities. This is just one of the twelve committees of volunteers who work to make Laurel Ridge such a well-running community.
-Sharon Came (Greybeard Realty agent and Laurel Ridge resident)