Fairview NC Local Info

Fairview NCFairview, a comfortable community located some 11 miles southeast of Asheville, possesses a rural, small-town feel while still offering proximity to Asheville and Black Mountain. With a population of just under 3,000 people, this town was settled in the late 18th century and briefly known as Cane Creek.  Cane Creek Baptist Church, established in 1806, continues to meet and is one of the oldest churches in Buncombe County. Fairview is less than 10 miles from Black Mountain and is part of the Asheville Metropolitan statistical area.


To appreciate the special qualities of this community, consider traveling along Interstate 74A and visiting some of its homegrown locales. Flying Cloud Farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables in season. And the farm's name was inspired by the stage coach that travelled down the same roadway in the mid-1800s.


The Local Joint

This local favorite received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013 and offers cozy ambience and comfort food with a kick.

Ruth & Ranshaw

This small, one-stop-shop for all your dessert needs is sure to knock your socks off! Owned and operated by two sisters, they offer everything from custom wedding cakes to a rotating daily menu of sweet treats you can stop in and pick up. Indulge your sweet tooth and stop in today!

Housing Stats & Info

Number of Homes Sold in 2021: 8

Median Sales Price: $625,000

Median Days on Market: 8


Population: 2,678

Median Income: $34,545

Homeownership Rate: 87%

Fairview Real Estate

Housing opportunities are varied, from Victorian farmhouses with abundant land to larger developments with new construction.  With its proximity to Asheville and its slower pace of simple life, this thriving community is a viable option for people looking to retire and people relocating to work in Asheville but wanting a bit of a slower-paced lifestyle.

Greybeard has recently opened an additional real esate office in Fairview to provide specialized service in this community. For a glance at local homes for sale, please check out our Fairview listings.

Browse Fairview MLS Listings:

Residential | Homes Under 200k | Land | Homes with 5+ Acres