1745 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28803
Intimate 55+ Condo and Town Home Community in Funky Asheville, North Carolina Has an Established Quality and a Park Like Setting
Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains in scenic western North Carolina, artsy, funky Asheville is often hailed as a great place to live and retire. It is home to an interesting mix of people, including artists, farmers, professionals, old hippies, New Agers, Yuppies and outdoor types. It is also the location of Crowfields, an established 55+ condominium and town home community with a park-like setting.
Crowfields was primarily built in the 1970s and has just 192 units. It has an intimate quality, and its homes are built upon just 20% of its lush 72 acres. The rest of the grounds are covered in tall trees, flowering bushes, paved walkways, two ponds and a bounty of grassy areas. In fact, Crowfields is so verdant that it has been named a "Treasured Tree Preserve," a city program that recognizes areas with unique specimen trees. All of this foilage creates not only a soothing environment but gives homeowners a sense of privacy.
The condominiums and town homes are clustered in groups of four to eight buildings and face a parking area. Units have an exterior entry, and most homes back to a wooded area or a pond. Each dwelling has a covered balcony or patio.
Floor plans range from one to three stories tall and have approximately 1,300 square feet to 3,600 square feet, including a basement. Most units have three bedrooms and two to three baths.
Home prices start in the low- to mid-$200,000s, but please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change.
The on-site manager ensures that the grounds stay well groomed and that the buildings remain in good shape. The monthly HOA fee is in the $400 range and covers not only lawn maintenance and exterior structure maintenance but also sewer and water, trash pick up, road maintenance and more. The community is pet-friendly but has size restrictions.
There is no golf course, village center or marina, but residents enjoy a clubhouse, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sense of community. Social events include potlucks, parties and card games.
Downtown Asheville is nicknamed the "Paris of the South," and comfy cafes, intimate bistros, old fashioned arcades, art galleries, street buskers, antique stores, gothic spires and Art Deco buildings all contribute to the city's considerable appeal. The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNCA) has 3,600 students and is home to the award-winning Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC, a program that provides an array of opportunities for lifelong learning, civic engagement, research and community service.
Mission Hospital is the state's 6th largest health system and is accredited by the Joint Commission. It is also a Primary Stroke Center, a Level II Adult Trauma Center and has won national awards for excellence in patient safety.
Asheville enjoys a temperate climate. Summer temperatures are in the 70s and 80s, and winter temperatures in the 30s and 40s On average, the area receives 37 inches of rain and 14 inches of snow each year.
Visit www.crowfieldsasheville.com for more information.
Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the
Population - 10,146,788
Persons 65 years old and over - 16%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%
White persons, not Hispanic - 65%
Median household income - $46,848
Median home value - $154,500
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
How Do 55+ Communities Get Away with Age Discrimination?
The Fair Housing Act (FHAct) protects all citizens from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap or familial status. When it comes to senior housing, Congress created an exemption from the familial status requirements as long as the housing is specifically for at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units and adheres to a policy that demonstrates intent to house persons who are 55 or older.
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