The Asheville, North Carolina area has been called Beer City, USA and the Paris of the South. Situated along the French Broad River and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It is also home to the largest home in America, the Biltmore Estate. This 250 room mansion built by George Vanderbilt is one of the largest tourist destinations in the United States.
The town of Asheville provides every daily service one may require including state of the art medical care. The area is bisected by two interstates, I-40 and I-26 which make the area easily accessible to Charlotte and Greenville, South Carolina. But with the rapid growth and size of town comes more traffic and development. Therefore, when considering purchasing real estate as a mountain retreat property or mountain survival property, it is fine to be within 30 minutes to an hour of town, but it is recommended that you be well outside of town.
The surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer many valleys, mountainsides and coves in which you can establish a very private survival property or prepper property. Such real estate should provide the necessary natural resources for such a mountain property. These include surface water or a pond, a stand of timber for fuel, arable land for agriculture and privacy. Privacy is very important when selecting a survival property as you need to be out of sight from major traffic thoroughfares.
Many such mountain retreat properties can be made into off the grid or off grid properties so that the owner isn’t dependent upon the local power grid or government services. There are many such properties in the western North Carolina mountains and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains or nearby Smoky Mountains. The Pisgah National Forest covers much of the area and is dotted with many available survival properties.
Asheville survival property can easily be found with the assistance of Retreat Realty. We are headquartered in the Asheville, NC area in the town of Black Mountain and know the area well.