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The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina is excited to announce this year marks the 20th year of  National Gingerbread House Competition, from November 20, 2012 to January 2, 2013.  This wonderful  display of art can be viewed Mondays – Thursdays from 8am to 11pm, except for Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day.  In addition to the gingerbread creations, you can see over 80 decorated trees in this grand, historic hotel.  The grand prize winning entry and other selected gingerbread winners will be removed the third week of December from the display and moved to New York City for a 13th appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America. Contestants come from all over the country bringing their constructive gingerbread masterpieces to this event.

Plan now for an Asheville vacation during the 2012 holiday season and experience the Blue Ridge Mountain traditions that make Christmas in Asheville so magical. Sit and warm your fingers by the 10-foot wide fireplaces of The Grove Park Inn and explore the amazing confectionary works of art for the National Gingerbread House Competition. Visit Biltmore, America’s largest home, for a candlelight tour and be mesmerized by the 35-foot Christmas filled with over 1,000 decorations. Or take in a festive show at one of Asheville’s many holiday theater performances. Whether you’re traveling for Christmas or New Year’s, a getaway to Asheville is the best way to find your jolly this holiday season.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Asheville area attracts newcomers for its overwhelming quality of life, low crime rate and welcoming entrepreneurial environment. Known for its culinary delights, history, architecture, natural settings and as a destination for adventure lovers, Asheville has something for everyone.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: Holiday’s in the Mountains of North Carolina

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Fall Captured in the Blue Ridge Mountains - HomeInBrevard

Each fall, the Asheville and Western NC area attracts visitors from around the U.S. to take in the colorful landscape this region offers.  Given the 5,000 feet of elevation change within 50 miles of Asheville, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer one of the longest-running leaf color shows in the United States.  

Colors begin to change early October at the highest elevation areas in Western North Carolina and work their way down to the lower elevations by the end of October and into the first weeks of November. Both elevation and weather patterns have the biggest factor in Mother Nature’s Color Show…an early frost speeds up the leaves turning colors and warmer fall weather allows the leaves to stay on the trees and in full color for an extended period of time.

October 4-12:  Highest elevations are located north of Asheville which offer 5,000 feet and higher – this is in the Grandfather Mountain and High Country area of Western North Carolina.  

October 10-19:  Leaf colors increase in elevations above 4,000 feet in the Highlands, Cashiers and Lake Toxaway areas, southwest of Asheville.  Here, not only can you see fall color but you’ll see beautiful waterfalls as well.  

October 15-24:  Mountains surrounding Asheville in the 3,000 and 4,000 foot elevation range in places like Waynesville and Sylva which are 30 minutes west of Asheville.  Waynesville is home to a quaint downtown area, filled with one of a kind shopping and restaurants and throughout the year, local entertainment. Similarly, Black Mountain which is a quick 18 minutes east of Asheville offers a downtown of yesterday.  Birthplace of Roberta Flack and home to Billy Graham’s estate, Black Mountain is a quaint town, ideal for year round living.  North of Asheville, by 30 minutes is the town of Burnsville which has been a dry county for years, therefore merchant shopping and dining isn’t near as plentiful as areas such as Waynesville and Black Mountain.  

Fall Captured in the Blue Ridge Mountains - HomeInBrevard

October 20-30:  Asheville, which is situated at about 2,000 feet in elevation lights up with color about this time.  If you have ever wanted to visit the Biltmore Estate, this is the 10 day period where leaves are usually at their peak.  Retirement-popular town Hendersonville is also a place to mark as one to visit as it offers small town charm in a welcoming environment.

October 24-November 5:  Last but not least is the Lake Lure area, which is 30 minutes south of Asheville and known as the ‘Thermal Belt” area.  This scenic lake is home to movies such as “Dirty Dancing” and “Last of the

Mohicans”.  Lake Lure is home to Chimney Rock State Park.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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Southeast Discovery asked Dale Hamlin, long time developer and creator of Carriage Park, a master-planned community located in Hendersonville, if he would share with our readers of Southern Way of Life, what he sees as the major attributes of this Western North Carolina town…and why he chose Hendersonville as the location for his North Carolina development project, over a decade ago. 

Southern Way of Life in Western North Carolina - HomeInBrevard

Below are Dale Hamlin's comments about Hendersonville and Western North Carolina…

First and foremost, is the mild four season climate. It is a short sleeves and shorts spring, summer and autumn with few bugs on the alert. The air is clean and fresh and because of the elevation – 2100 ft to 3500 ft – the air movement is brisk, not stagnant and most of the breezes blow north to south.

Secondly, is the remarkably friendly yet sophisticated townspeople. Major services are excellent and close by. This small town boasts a full 72 piece symphony, the smallest town in the USA to do so. State Theatre has a playhouse in Flat Rock, a neighboring town just 3 miles away which boasts a year round venue. 

Outdoor recreation opportunities rival those available in any city, with the exception of an ice skating facility. Many golf courses, and country clubs are also available. The 500,000-acre Pisgah National Forest surrounds this magnificent location. City parks, open-air concerts throughout the summer months, two darling parades each year – pour mounting evidence on the absolute peace and fulfillment the families of the area enjoy. The hidden charmer is the size of the town, it could really be called an upgraded and sophisticated Mayberry. And – with the Blue Ridge Community College and Wingate University in Hendersonville, the town is ever so vibrant.

“Second move in retirement” is an adage about what to do when the upkeep of a single residence in retirement may be more than one wishes to take care of in an advancing age. It is very important to understand this possibility, and the value of not having to plan to leave town. Hendersonville is blessed with a wide variety of such senior accommodations, meaning that social, religious, and entertainment options do not have to be forgone if a senior needs assisted-living at some point. Residents may need to move only a couple of miles away into the more caring environments of adult villages, thereby continuing their lifestyle of enjoying Hendersonville and all they have become accustomed to here. This is important to note because moving into assisted-living is a big step for a retiree to do at some point in their lives. Being able to reside in the same town, in this case Hendersonville, provides folks the ability to keep many attributes of their life the same.  Attributes of daily life they have come to love and enjoy. In other words, a move to Hendersonville can and should be a permanent move with no reason to ever again need to relocate, which can be increasingly difficult as people age. 

Two major population centers are within an hours drive. Greenville/Spartanburg, SC has a population of 1.2 million and is 45 minutes away. Asheville, NC has a population of 450,000 and is only 20 minutes from Hendersonville. Asheville's Regional Airport offers 45 daily flights and is just 15 minutes from Hendersonville.  Greenville/Spartanburg's International Airport is also relatively close by, at 45 minutes distance. 

I-26 a major US Interstate, is directed right through Hendersonville and its easy access allows a resident of Hendersonville to easily connect with other interstates (such as I-40 or I-85), thereby providing automobile access to anywhere in the United States.

Churches, synagogues, restaurants, hospitals, other intensive medical facilities, such as a modern oncology facility are readily convenient… Grocery stores including sumptuous high end specialized gourmet markets, and open-air farmers markets offering the freshest of fruits and vegetables are convenient to all residents of Hendersonville.  And yes, Hendersonville does have its very own Mast General Store.

There is no problem with services living in Hendersonville as the town is large enough to offer a wide selection, small enough to provide customer care and a friendly shoulder to lean on.

Regional professional baseball is available in Asheville. There is a charter trolley to take residents and pick them up at the Asheville Field. High school sports in town provide wonderful and refreshing outlets for sports-minded folks and a sense of community. The Hendersonville library has consistently ranked as the #1 library in North Carolina for its size and is crawling with bright energetic folks enjoying the offerings.

Should a physical trauma occur, Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville is connected with Duke University and is one of the South's top 7 hospitals. It has a helicopter available 24/7 to respond. Pardee Hospital has installed a new landing pad at its facility.

The adjacency to the Pisgah National Forest, part of the Great Smokies, is a coveted benefit. The Blue Ridge Parkway is about 8 miles from Hendersonville and this provides access to what is the nation’s most well-regarded and frequented national park. The year round majesty of the forest is breathtaking. The waterfalls, tunnels, hundreds of miles of well-marked trails, access to Mt Mitchell (the Eastern half of the United State's highest peak) which is about 40 minutes away – all contribute to non-stop accolades.

The Biltmore Estate is 15 miles from Hendersonville and visible from Carriage Park. America's largest home, perched on a knoll, is on the northwestern side of Hendersonville. Sierra Nevada Brewery, this nation's largest and most successful microbrewery for boutique ales, has just purchased a site in Henderson County to be the new East Coast Headquarters. They are currently located in Chico, California and have conducted a nationwide search for their second location. They chose Hendersonville due to the quality of water they will have access to, the highway system and the genuine beauty of this area. Sierra Nevada Brewery is destined to become a major attraction as the company will feature a restaurant as well as facility tours. 

Retirees are really interesting folks. Those who choose to relocate at retirement are fascinating, as many who relocate at this stage of life have adventurous minds to try new things.  Many have been too busy working and raising their families. We find many choose to relocate to Hendersonville and Western North Carolina as they are attracted to all this area has to offer – an enormous range of vibrant activities, many which involve enjoying the 'great outdoors' . They also give back to the community in glorious ways. Our performing arts venues are impressive, our philanthropic activities are full speed ahead and the quality of our community is enhanced each time a new family takes up residence in Hendersonville.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today's market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

"You are the most important person in our business and we don't take it lightly!" So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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Todd Branham, a partner in Long Cane Trails LLC, of Brevard, North Carolina has designed and built mountain trails in many locations in the USA as well as in Central America during the 12-year history of the company. But he considers the project to plan, design and build nearly eight miles of trails in the Bracken Mountain Forest this year to be one his most exciting and successful accomplishments.

Long Cane Trails Builds A Winner - HomeInBrevard

“It was a real challenge right from the beginning,” Branham says. “There was stiff competition for the project and of course we were delighted when our bid was selected. Another source of satisfaction was the strong support from the entire community, including over 85 volunteers who worked with us during the construction.”

The new trail is a major linkage between Brevard and the Pisgah National Forest. It averages four to five feet in width and is carefully contoured to the land for effective drainage control and to accommodate a combination of mountain bikers, runners, hikers and walkers. The maximum vertical grade is 10%.

Long Cane Trails Builds A Winner - HomeInBrevard

Several special events on the new trail are scheduled for the remainder of the year, including an organized hike, a running event and an organized walk.

Branham owns and operates a related business – Blue Ridge Adventures – formed in 1998. He organizes and promotes mountain bike races such as the five-day Pisgah Stage Race that will take place in the Pisgah National Forest from September 17 to 22.

Branham is a native of South Carolina who earned degrees in marketing and management from the University of South Carolina. He has lived in Transylvania County for the past 12 years. Come see what adventures the mountains of Transylvania County can offer you.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

HomeInBrevard Link: Long Cane Trails Builds A Winner

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Pisgah National Forest has earned a growing reputation for some of the best mountain biking trails in the U.S. The Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race is a five-day, fully supported endurance event that offers an unmatched canvasser of some of the best single-track in the country. The course includes the East’s most rugged trails and totals 28,000 feet of climbing over 195 miles. Unearth riding in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina with rhododendron tunnels, photographic creek crossings, vivid leaf colors, and rooty, rocky single-track.

This race is certainly appealing to the international crowd this year with 25% of the participants coming from outside of the country and 14 from the United States!. We have racers coming from the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Saint Marteen, two Canadian provinces (New Brunswick and Quebec). You don't get this lineup in Pisgah everyday – come be a part of this unique race experience in beautiful Brevard, North Carolina!

The Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race - HomeInBrevard


Brevard North Carolina is home to the world-renowned Brevard Music Center, Brevard College, and Transylvania Community Arts Council bringing very diverse programs, concerts and exhibits to our mountain community. Brevard’s hometown feeling is captured by four annual street festivals: White Squirrel Festival, the famous Fourth of July Festival, Halloween Fest, and the Twilight Tour.

The city of Brevard is nicknamed “The Land of the Waterfalls” due to the many waterfalls in our area, including Looking Glass, Connestee Falls, and Sliding Rock, Brevard and less than 30 miles from Asheville, 20 miles from Hendersonville, and less than 3 hours from the major metropolis areas of Charlotte, NC; Knoxville, TN; Atlanta, GA.

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today's market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

"You are the most important person in our business and we don't take it lightly!" So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.
 

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Brevard, North Carolina voted “Coolest small town” east of the Mississippi by Budget Travel Magazine, and the Sierra Club in its Sierra Magazine cites Brevard College as among their top 10 picks for “Cool Schools” for its Voice of the River program which focuses on ecologically and significant waterways. Let The Kaiser Team of Exit Mountain Realty introduce you to the coolest small town in America.

These are not only the most recent zealous approvals of Brevard, North Carolina;  The Wall Street Journal, Rand McNally and National Geographic Traveler consistently rank Brevard as one of the top 10 places to live, work and play.  The 74-year old Brevard Music Festival during the summer, now with Music Director Keith Lockhart at the helm, is nationally renowned.  Over half of the county surrounding Brevard is either National or State forest/parks, honeycombed with opportunities for campers, fishermen, hikers, runners, horseback riders and mountain bikers.  Mountain streams form over 250 waterfalls in this county alone, and many of those streams are full of hungry, trophy-sized trout. Jay Kaiser knows where some fine holes are so give me a call 828-421-0375.

Whether your interests are the challenges and opportunities for retirement living, pure recreation, musical or scenic inspiration, a small mountain town where smiles and greetings are exchanged at every turn, or just plain “cool,” Jay & Jewell Kaiser know all about cool so lets show you what cool really is in the Brevard NC Real Estate Market! Brevard, Ashevillle and Hendersonville are my target market with Sapphire and Lake Toxaway. With over 50 years of combined experience and a love of our small town community you will enjoy your real estate adventure with Jay & Jewell Kaiser. So what are you waiting for??? Come see what the fuss is all about in the beautiful mountains of Brevard, North Carolina!

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today’s market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

“You are the most important person in our business and we don’t take it lightly!” So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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Your mountain cabin within a nature's paradise. This beautiful home in mountains of Cedar Mountain, North Carolina joins 500+ acres undeveloped estate. The cabin offers a Great room with custom picked  pinewood walls full of character. You will enjoy the open floor plan, free standing gas log fireplace and full basement for expansion. Relax on your covered deck with winter views. Located close to DuPont State Forest, Pretty Place, downtown Brevard, and Caesars Head only minutes away.

128 Summer Hill Drive Home Cedar Mountain NC - Home for Sale

Cedar Mountain is a small community located along the Greenville Highway only minutes from downtown Brevard, North Carolina. Located in scenic Western North Carolina, Brevard features the very best the area has to offer, from a relaxed, rural atmosphere to the conveniences of a modern city. Its pleasant, unhurried small-town environment is rich in natural beauty, cultural heritage, and social amenities. Brevard's close proximity and easy access to major metropolitan areas like Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville and Atlanta make it an ideal place to live.

Known as "The Land of the Waterfalls," a name derived from the many waterfalls in the nearby Pisgah National Forest, Brevard is a nature lover's paradise. State and National forests cover more than one-third of Transylvania County, providing endless possibilities for hiking, backpacking, camping, and rock climbing. The French Broad and Davidson Rivers are popular for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. It's this combination of rural natural scenic beauty and urban convenience that make Brevard such a special place to live.

 

Features

  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven/Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Apxhtd Sqft: 800-908
  • Basement And Foundation: Bas Full Unfinished, Bas Inside/Outside Entr
  • Bath 1 Size: 8.23×4.97
  • Bonus Room Size: 11.8×9.8 Deck
  • Construction Type: Site Built
  • Cooling: Window Unit(S)
  • Dining Room Size: Combo Great Rm
  • Drive: Gravel
  • Exterior Features: Deck(S), Insulated Doors, Insulated Windows
  • Floors: Carpet, Vinyl
  • Great Room Size: 23.3×17.5
  • Heating: Electric, Gas, Wall
  • Interior Features: Breakfast Bar, Fireplace – Gas Unvented, Home Warranty, Master On Main, Open Floorplan, Storage Area
  • Kitchen Size: Combo Great Rm
  • Lot Description: 2500-3000 Ft. Elev., Private, Rolling, Winter View
  • Lot Size: .51
  • Master Bedroom Downstairs: Yes
  • Master Bedroom Size: 13.7×11.5
  • Other Room 1 Size: 34×22 Basement
  • Porch: Back, Covered, Front
  • Road Frontage Depth: 121
  • Roofing: Composition Shingle
  • Sewer: Septic Approval 2br
  • Sq Ft Level 1: 864
  • Street Type: Gravel
  • Sub-Type: Sfr
  • Water: Private Well
  • View: Yes, See Lot Description
  • Garage: Other See Remarks
  • Basement: Yes, See Basement/Foundation
  • Subdivision: Summerhill
  • Style: 1 Story w/basement

Jay & Jewell Kaiser are extremely passionate about real estate. We make it our daily goal to strive to be the very best real estate professionals in the Brevard, and Western North Carolina area. This requires us to be the most informed professionals in our market area… In today's market, it is so very critical to stay abreast of new technology tools, changing laws and industry rules.

"You are the most important person in our business and we don't take it lightly!" So give us a call today Jay (828) 421-0375 or Jewell (828) 421-8376.

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