Have you ever thought about moving to Transylvania? Of course, not the stomping grounds of Count Dracula. We’re talking about Transylvania County in North Carolina, specifically the town of Brevard.
There you’ll find Connestee Falls, an active lifestyle community that has been attracting active adult buyers since it opened in 1972. Let’s take a look around to find out more about this master-planned community full of resort-style amenities and noteworthy homes.
Homes for Sale in Connestee Falls
Containing a mixture of new and resale homes for sale, this community is expected to top out around 1,300 residences in total when it’s all said and done. Many of the home models in Connestee Falls are divided into attached or single-family homes.
Attached homes range from approximately 1,200 to 3,000 square feet and come with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and one- or two-car attached garages. Some of the features in these homes include hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry.
There are also plenty of single-family homes available in the community. These detached residences are approximately 1,300 to 5,000 square feet with two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages. These homes may offer scenic views of the natural landscape as well as open layouts, gourmet kitchens, formal dining rooms, large master suites, and plenty of storage space.
Listing prices start in the high $200s.
With such a large population, Connestee Falls has to provide a solid offering of amenities and experiences in order to keep everyone active and happy. Fortunately, the community is up to the task.
At the heart of this community, the Overlook Clubhouse, a 26,000 square-foot recreational space, includes a spacious banquet hall, a dining room, and meeting rooms for events of any size. Residents can stay in shape by utilizing the cardiovascular and strength training equipment in the fitness center. Neighbors can also catch a live show at the performance theater, play games in the card room, or join a book club in the library. The sports grill, lounge, and bar are perfect for casual gatherings with friends. Plus, golfers can visit the pro shop to get the latest gear before their next tee time.
Outside, homeowners can use two outdoor pools, one heated, to cool off or swim laps. The patio is convenient for getting some fresh air and taking in the scenic mountain views. Homeowners looking to stay active can challenge their neighbors on the pickleball, bocce ball, or tennis courts. They can also spend time in the community garden. The community's walking and biking trails provide 13 miles of pathways for leisurely strolls or hikes around the picturesque area that features lakes, waterfalls, and parks.
Transylvania County Area
The Western North Carolina landscape that surrounds Connestee Falls provides a bevy of natural attractions to admire. Those who want to explore the outdoors will find over 100,000 acres of state parks full of trails and open space. Dupont State Forest is 15 minutes away and is popular for its waterfalls, large mountain lake, rivers, streams, and trails. Pisgah National Forest is about 25 minutes away and offers natural wonders as well as camping, hiking, horseback riding, and water activities. New residents will soon learn how this area earned its nickname as "The Land of Waterfalls."
Cycling is very popular in the area. Residents who want to take on a challenge can sign up for the Assault on the Carolinas, which features 100K, 40K, and 20K races through the mountains of North and South Carolina. For more leisurely trips, follow The Blue Ridge Parkway for the most scenic route around.
Downtown Brevard is a great place to explore, full of restaurants, retail shops, grocery stores, and much more. The area also features annual events, festivals, and venues that keep residents active and entertained such as the Scenic 276 Fine Arts & Crafts Corridor, which is a 13-mile stretch of galleries, shops, and studios. The renowned Brevard Music Center offers a beautiful place to listen to classical music.
There’s plenty to see and do but keep an eye out for the white squirrels that call this area home. There are plenty of local legends as to why they are that color.
For those looking to get out in the car, Highway 276 is close by. When traveling farther is necessary, Asheville Regional Airport is 40 minutes away and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport can be reached in about an hour and a half.