A blue sky over Cashiers Lake near Asheville, North Carolina

Active adults can find a number of affordable, attractive homes in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Asheville area in Western North Carolina has long been a popular destination for active adults seeking scenic mountain towns with cultural amenities to countless outdoor recreation opportunities. The area has 25 active adult communities, and several offer single-family residences, condos, and townhomes for around $250k.

Here are four active lifestyle communities with homes for sale around $250k and what to expect from each.

Carriage Park - Hendersonville, NC

High $200s - High $800s

Hendersonville’s 400-acre Carriage Park is a gated community made up of single-family and attached homes on the market as both new and resale. Within the development, there are 15 neighborhoods and several floor plans for prospective buyers to consider.

Plans for attached homes range from 1,561 to 2,870 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bedrooms, and an attached two-car garage. And, plans for single-family homes vary from 1,618 to 4,569 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Carriage Park’s residents have access to a number of amenities, including a 9,000-square-foot clubhouse, a multipurpose room, a dining area, card tables, and a library. Outdoors, homeowners will find two tennis courts, two pickleball courts, a picnic area, a gazebo, a seven-acre lake, and walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Carriage Park here.

Crowfields - Asheville, NC

High $100s - Mid $300s

Built by Pulliam Properties, the gated and age-restricted community of Crowfields features 192 attached homes that are available on a resale basis only. Floor plans range from 1,300 to 3,600 square feet with two to three bedrooms, and two to two-and-a-half bathrooms. Residences do not include garages.

Amenities within the neighborhood’s gates include a clubhouse, a library, an arts and crafts studio, a heated pool, gardening plots, parks and natural space, fishing ponds, and scenic rivers. There are also plenty of ways for residents to stay active through a bevy of organized clubs and interest groups, from book clubs and fly-fishing to arts and crafts.

Learn more information about Crowfields here.

Connestee Falls - Brevard, NC

Low $100s - High $1Ms

Located in the small town of Brevard just a short drive from Downtown Asheville, the gated community of Connestee Falls will be home to 1,300 single-family and attached homes that are available as new construction or resale. Potential homeowners will find both attached and single-family homes available for $250k.

Attached homes tend to range from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. Floor plans for single-family homes run from 1,300 to over 5,000 square feet with up to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.

The resort-style amenities include a 26,000-square-foot clubhouse, a dining room, meeting rooms, a fitness center, a library, a card room, a theater, an on-site sports grill and bar, an 18-hole golf course, a heated outdoor pool and patio, multiple athletic courts, a garden, a scenic lake, and 13 miles of walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Connestee Falls here.

Kenmure - Flat Rock, NC

Mid $200s - High $1Ms

Spread over 1,4000 acres, Flat Rock’s gated Kenmure community has both condos and single-family homes with price points around $250k. Residences within the development have been constructed by multiple builders, giving potential residents plenty of options when it comes to the look and feel of their homes.

Kenmure’s condominiums range from 1,430 to 2,500 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage. The single-family homes are much larger, with options ranging from 1,750 to over 6,000 square feet. These plans can have three to seven bedrooms, two to seven bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages.

Along with the wide variety of floor plans, Kemure also boasts a wide selection of amenities that residents can enjoy. The list of amenities includes the Kenmure Mansion, a fitness center, an indoor pool, an aerobics and dance studio, a sauna, a catering kitchen, a wine cellar, an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities, a heated outdoor pool, bocce ball courts, tennis courts, and walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Kenmure here.