Riverwind - Etowah, NC

Quick Facts

Price Range
Low $300s - Mid $400s
Home Types
Number of Homes
New / Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1990 - Present
Oakwood Homes
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Riverwind Overview

Riverwind in Etowah, NC, is a 55+ community located just outside of Asheville. Nestled at 2,100 feet near the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Riverwind in Etowah combines the best of rural living with community amenities in a mild climate.

Riverwind's 190 homes wind through a picturesque network of cul-de-sacs and charming, tree-lined lanes that residents appreciate for walking and biking. The community is host to two clubhouses that host an array of clubs and activities for socially and physically active adults. Riverwind offers a diverse set of floor plans spread across its 74-acre community grounds.

Riverwind Amenities

Riverwind has two separate clubhouses, each featuring unique amenities. The Main Clubhouse houses a catering kitchen for entertaining your friends in a more spacious setting while clubs congregate in the 50-person multipurpose room. Those seeking a quieter evening can grab a book and cozy up to the fireplace. Community members also have access to the outdoor pool and hot tub.

The Small Clubhouse was recently renovated for community use. Smaller groups can congregate in one of two meeting rooms for activities or meetings. The library hosts an assortment of paperback and hardback novels, while reference books round out the collection that is available 24 hours a day to all residents. For the traveling residents, Riverwind offers a parking lot for RVs.

Riverwind Homes & Real Estate

With 15 floor plans with various customizations, prospective homebuyers in Riverwind will have plenty of options to find what they're looking for. Although construction in Riverwind is complete, the community's relatively long history means that there is usually a healthy amount of homes available on a resale basis.

Ranging from 1,100 to 1,825 square feet, the homes in Riverwind were built as single-story, three-bedroom, and two-bathroom single-family homes with a one- or two-car garage. The homeowners' association fee includes maintenance to the common areas and the community grounds, ensuring that residents can enjoy the charming ranch-style construction while living a modest lifestyle in one of the most stunning natural settings the region has to offer.

Riverwind Lifestyle

With two clubhouses, staying active at Riverwind is never more than a few steps away. Stay in shape with your neighbors with group exercises or sharpen your reflexes with a weekly table tennis team. Organized bunco and bridge games are but a few of the dozens of possibilities for friendly competition among neighbors. With the neighborhood's homeowners' association organizing men's and women's outings, finding friends is as easy as walking to the clubhouse.

Both the Etowah Valley Golf Club and Resort as well as Cummings Cove Golf Course are short drives from Riverwind. Those seeking some outdoor adventure find themselves surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails in Hendersonville through the Blue Ridge Mountains and easy access to Nantahala National Forest, the largest forest in the region. Also within close proximity to Riverwind are some of the most internationally recognized trout streams located in The Pisgah National Forest and the Cradle of Forestry.


Riverwind is located off US 64 between Hendersonville and Brevard. Asheville's regional airport is just a 25-minute drive on the interstate while residents are also within driving distance to international airports in the area.

Although located in rural Etowah, North Carolina, Riverwind is located just minutes from Hendersonville with its collection of parks, restaurants, shopping, and worship centers. Asheville, experiencing a booming arts and music scene, provides some of the most eclectic people and exciting restaurants in the region. Asheville is sure to satisfy any interest with a nearby French chateau and a downtown theater showcasing the region's best talent. With easily accessible cultural attractions, numerous activities, and natural surroundings bested by few, Riverwind in Etowah provides everything the active adult community could ask for.

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    Auburndale Ranch III - Single-Family Homes

    Clearwater Ranch - Single-Family Homes

    Brookville Ranch III - Single-Family Homes

    Charleston Ranch - Single-Family Homes

    Riverwind Amenities

    Main Clubhouse

    The Main Clubhouse acts as Riverwind's social hub. Residents meet for social activities in the 50-person meeting room or lounge with neighbors by the outdoor pool.

    • Clubhouse
    • Meeting Room
    • Catering Kitchen
    • Recreation Area
    • Stone Fireplace
    • Hobby & Game Room
    • Table Tennis
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Hot Tub
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Outdoor Patio
    • R.V. Parking

    Small Clubhouse

    The Small Clubhouse is used for more modestly-sized gatherings and houses a 24-hour library.

    • Clubhouse
    • 2 Meeting Rooms
    • Library
    • Computers

    Riverwind Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Riverwind. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Bunco
    • Bridge
    • Darts
    • Gardening and Wildlife
    • Group Exercise
    • Holiday BBQs and Gatherings
    • Men's Outings
    • Poker Tournament
    • Private Parties
    • Table Tennis
    • Women's Outings

    Riverwind Reviews (2)

    Average Rating for this Community
    Date (Recent first)
    Lawrence G.
    As a retired Builder and Real Estate Broker I appreciate the design, workmanship and sense of Community you get at Riverwind. My wife and I recently bought a new home in Riverwind and could not be Happier.
    January 2, 2022
    Great place to live. Close to a small college town, Brevard, and a bustling city like Hendersonville and of course Asheville while always close to nature and the mountains.
    September 7, 2014

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