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Welcome To Montreat

Nestled deep within the enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains, Montreat is a small, lively community housing approximately 728 residents. It's also the proud location of Montreat College, a private liberal arts college, and Montreat Conference Center which draws visitors during the summer months.

Montreat provides a broad spectrum of attractions. Adventure lovers can hike Graybeard Trail or try the tougher West Ridge trail or the most popular Lookout Trail. Those looking for a relaxing day can find it at Robert Lake Park or while shopping at Ten Thousand Villages. The town's real estate mirrors its charm, presenting Montreat as more than just a town. It is a community immersed in natural beauty, a rich history, and a palpable sense of unity and togetherness.

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Restaurants Near Montreat

The Huckleberry

Affectionately known as The Huck by college students and conference goers, this "quick eats" café in Montreat's Moore Center is open year-round and serves up coffee drinks, ice cream, and American classics like hot dogs, chicken tenders, and grilled cheese.

Louise's Kitchen

Louise's Kitchen is a delicious breakfast and lunch joint located just 8 minutes from Montreat in Black Mountain. Off the beaten path of Main Street, the quaint blue and white house built in 1904 with wraparound porches beckons you to sit in the shade of the trees and enjoy some traditional southern cuisine with a local and modern twist.

Pure & Proper

Also located in Black Mountain, Pure & Proper is a cozy all-day eatery. Located just a few doors down from Greybeard's Black Mountain office, this culinary marvel serves up everything from espresso and street waffles to pan seared scallops and classic cocktails. Stop in and see why the locals can't stop talking about them!

Foothills Grange

Offering an expansive outdoor space that is family-friendly (their kids' space with dirt piles and Tonka trucks is a hit), The Grange's permanent food truck serves up house delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, specialty sandwiches, and tallow fries. The main building includes an airy indoor bar with 16 taps, a large bottle and can selection, and slushies. It has quickly become a tried and true favorite in Black Mountain that you'll find yourself at time and time again!

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Natural Beauty Abounds

One of the most compelling reasons to consider Montreat as your next home is its stunning natural surroundings. The town is enveloped by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, offering breathtaking views at every turn. There are numerous hiking trails for all skill levels, from leisurely strolls to more challenging treks.

Located in the heart of Montreat, Lake Susan is a pleasant spot for canoeing, fishing, or simply enjoying a picnic by the water's edge. And don't forget about the cascading waterfalls and diverse wildlife that make Montreat a nature lover's paradise.

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A Close-Knit Community

While the scenery is certainly a draw, it's the people of Montreat that truly make the town feel like home. With a population of just over 700, Montreat is a close-knit community where neighbors become friends, and everyone looks out for each other. The town hosts several noteworthy events throughout the year including the popular July 4th Parade and Native Plant Sale & Arbor Day Celebration. Between the Town of Montreat, Montreat College, and the Montreat Conference Center, there are plenty of opportunities to socialize and get to know your fellow residents.

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Prime Location

In a prime location just 10 minutes from the heart of Black Mountain, the Town of Montreat welcomes visiting families and alumni of Montreat College throughout the school year and conference goers during the summer months through Montreat Conference Center. A destination in its own right, Montreat is a haven for outdoor adventurers who hike its series of trails and a refuge for those seeking retreat.

Beyond Montreat's iconic cobblestone arch, the vibrant city of Asheville is just a short drive away which expands the options for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Known for its lively arts scene, historical architecture, and annual festivals, Asheville ensures there's always something exciting happening nearby. In essence, Montreat maintains its small-town charm while offering all the conveniences of a larger city— creating the perfect blend of tranquility and accessibility.

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Montreat Conference Center

But perhaps the most distinct cultural aspect of Montreat is its rich history as a religious retreat. The town was founded in the early 20th century as a place for religious leaders to gather for conferences and retreats, and that legacy is still felt strongly today. The Montreat Conference Center hosts year-round religious conferences and the facility includes a hotel, several guest lodges, a 2,000 seat stone auditorium, a craft center, child care center, children's park, and abundant hiking trails.

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Montreat College

Montreat is also home to Montreat College, a private, four-year liberal arts college that was established in 1916. The College brings many events to the community such as plays, symphonies, sporting events, community art festivals, and more.

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Housing Stats

  • Number of Homes Sold 2023: 5
  • Median Sales Price: $1,077,000
  • Median Days on Market: 5


  • Population: 723
  • Median Income: $190,000
  • Homeownership Rate: 99%
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Rentals in Montreat

Its close proximity to Asheville makes Montreat enjoyable for those seeking a secluded getaway or an active vacation - or both. Search our extensive selection of Montreat rentals. You'll find everything from smaller 2 bedroom cabins up to grand 8 bedroom homes.

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A Great Place to Call Home

Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat or a community where you can truly get to know your neighbors, Montreat is a fantastic place to call home. With its stunning natural surroundings, friendly community, rich history, and convenient amenities, it's no wonder so many people fall in love with this charming mountain town.

At GreyBeard Realty, we're here to help you find your dream home in Montreat. With a wide range of properties available, from cozy cottages to spacious family homes, we're confident that we can help you find the perfect fit. So why wait? Start your home-buying journey today and discover the magic of Montreat for yourself! Contact GreyBeard Realty.