Fairview is a close-knit community that offers a pastoral setting of rolling hills, farmland, and views of the mountains towering above the valley. In addition, Fairview is a direct neighbor to Asheville’s southeast. GreyBeard’s own Asheville office is located just 5 minutes from the Asheville/Fairview border on 74A. While the Fairview area gives the feeling of inviting countryside, it also offers very easy access to Asheville, Black Mountain, and surrounding towns. You'll find Fairview has its share of charming eateries, breweries, and cafes that carry on Asheville’s legacy of operating as a food-centric mecca.
To appreciate the special qualities of this community, consider traveling along Interstate 74A and visiting some of its homegrown locales. Flying Cloud Farm’s name was inspired by the stagecoach that traveled down the same roadway in the mid-1800s. This local farm offers fresh fruits and vegetables in season and U-Pick flowers from mid-June through October. This family-friendly activity will allow you to observe flower blooms changing throughout the season and watch many butterflies and other pollinating insects doing their jobs.
The Local Joint
As the name suggests, this restaurant is a genuine Fairview locals diner and has been in business for over a decade. The Local Joint offers breakfast, lunch and dinner to Fairview residents and visitors alike.
Rise Above Bakehouse
Looking for your daily coffee fix? Rise Above Bakehouse serves up coffee, chai lattes, and pastries, in addition to a delicious assortment of breakfast sandwiches, bagels and more.
Whistle Hop Brewing Company
The local area is no stranger to good beer and breweries, and Whistle Hop offers one of the more unique brewery settings in the heart of Fairview. Their brewery is stationed in a 1969 Northfolk & Western Caboose and a 1941 Southern Railway Boxcar. Whistle Hop offers a wide range of their own brews, guest taps, and one of the best kid-friendly play areas in town – complete with a mini golf course, a giant slide, a disc golf area, a soccer area, and an open-air deck.
Turgua Brewing offers wide open spaces along Cane Creek and serves beer, cider, and wine out of its newly built Farmhouse Brewery. They regularly host live music performances and have a rotation of food trucks to keep visitors fed and happy.
Bearwallow Mountain Trail
Boasting beautiful views of the valley and surrounding mountains on top of an expansive mountain bald, this 2-mile roundtrip hike is rated "easy" and is the perfect spot to have a picnic or watch the sunset. There is a gravel access road that can be taken to the top or a traditional switchback trail. Offering wildflowers in the spring, grazing cows in the summer, vibrant colors in the fall, and long-range views in the winter, this hike is a convenient and rewarding trek located just minutes from Fairview.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Specializing in “sustainable and regenerative farming,” Hickory Nut Gap embraces farming practices that fight climate change and ensure farmland remains healthy and productive for future generations. Their Farm Store offers an in-house butcher who continually restocks their meat case with the freshest 100% Grassfed Beef, Heritage Breed Pasture Raised Pork, Pasture Raised Chicken and Free Range Eggs. In addition to the food, the farm hosts a number of seasonal events and provides plenty of play areas for the kids and opportunities to view some of the local farm animal residents.
Housing Stats & Info
Number of Homes Sold in 2022: 6
Median Sales Price: $438,750
Median Days on Market: 53
Median Income: $34,545
Homeownership Rate: 87%
Fairview Real Estate
In Fairview, housing opportunities vary from Victorian farmhouses with abundant land to larger developments with new construction. With its proximity to Asheville and its slower pace of simple life, Fairview's thriving community is a viable option for people looking to retire or relocate to work in Asheville and live just outside within a convenient distance to the city’s center.
GreyBeard has a real estate office in Asheville, just 5 minutes from the border of Fairview, to provide expedient and specialized service in this community. For a glance at local homes for sale, please check out our active Fairview listings.