Flat Rock

North Carolina

Welcome to Flat Rock

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Nestled in the picturesque mountains of North Carolina, the historic district of Flat Rock located 3 miles south of Hendersonville (and 30 miles south of Asheville) is a hidden gem that beckons visitors to step back in time. With its charming architecture, lush landscapes, and a legacy that spans centuries, this quaint town offers a unique glimpse into the past. 

Flat Rock’s history dates back to the early 19th century when it became a popular summer retreat for wealthy Charlestonians seeking respite from the oppressive heat of the South Carolina lowlands. The town earned its name from the large, flat rock outcropping that provided a natural stage for gatherings and events.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Flat Rock is the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. This charming residence, known as Connemara, was the former home of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and biographer, Carl Sandburg. Visitors can tour the beautifully preserved estate and explore the grounds that inspired some of Sandburg’s most famous works.

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Another notable residence is the historic Flat Rock Playhouse, which has been entertaining audiences since 1952. The theater is one of the oldest continuously operating professional theaters in the United States, and it has played a significant role in the cultural heritage of Flat Rock.

The architecture in Flat Rock is a testament to the town’s rich history. Its beautifully preserved architecture, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant community make it a must-visit destination for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and nature lovers alike. 

While Flat Rock remains steeped in history, it is also a vibrant, thriving community. The town’s commitment to preserving its heritage is evident in the meticulous upkeep of its historic buildings. Visitors can take leisurely strolls along tree-lined streets, explore local art galleries, and enjoy fine dining in restored historic inns.

Community Events

Throughout the year, Flat Rock hosts a variety of events that celebrate its rich heritage. The Flat Rock Historical Society regularly organizes lectures, tours, and exhibits, providing an opportunity for both residents and visitors to delve deeper into the town’s past.

The Annual Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival is another highlight, drawing musicians and enthusiasts from far and wide to celebrate the legacy of Carl Sandburg and the American folk music tradition.

Apple Orchards, Vineyards, and Dining:

The Flat Rock area is surrounded by picturesque countryside, making it an ideal location for apple orchards and vineyards. Here are some notable ones in the vicinity:

Sky Top Orchard:

Location: 3403 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC

Sky Top Orchard is a beloved destination for apple-picking enthusiasts. With over 22 varieties of apples available, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty of the orchard while picking their own fruit. Additionally, they offer hayrides, a bamboo forest, and a stunning mountaintop view.

Justus Orchard:

Location: 187 Garren Road, Hendersonville, NC

Justus Orchard is a family-owned and operated orchard known for its wide variety of apples and delicious cider. In addition to apple-picking, they have a farm market with fresh produce, homemade jams, jellies, and baked goods.

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard:

Location: 170 Stepp Orchard Drive, Hendersonville, NC

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard is a picturesque orchard that offers apple-picking, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, and a variety of family-friendly activities. They also have a cider house where you can taste their freshly pressed apple cider.

Burntshirt Vineyards:

Location: 2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville, NC

Burntshirt Vineyards is a stunning winery situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They offer a selection of award-winning wines and have a beautiful tasting room with panoramic views. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, tours, and events.

Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards:

Location: 588 Chestnut Gap Road, Hendersonville, NC

This family-owned vineyard is known for producing high-quality wines from their estate-grown grapes. They have a tasting room where you can sample their wines while enjoying views of the vineyard and surrounding mountains.

Overmountain Vineyards:

Location: 2012 Sandy Plains Road, Tryon, NC

While not in Flat Rock, Overmountain Vineyards is a short drive away and offers a serene setting with vineyards, ponds, and mountain views. They specialize in crafting European-style wines and provide a relaxing atmosphere for wine enthusiasts.

Stone Ashe Vineyards: *Winners of 2022 Best New Winery in the Country*

Location: 736 Green Mountain Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792

With a shared vision in 2010, Craig and Tina Little started to imagine an estate vineyard similar to those of the great growing regions of France. So began their story to pursue a second lifelong passion: grape growing and winemaking. Undeterred during their three year search for an ideal site, Craig and Tina discovered an area rich in ‘stony ashe’ soil providing internal drainage, steep slopes for high-density planting and external irrigation, and a micro-climate suited for efficient photosynthesis and elegantly balanced fruit. Dedicated to showcasing their land and the entirety of the North Carolina region as a thriving viticulture area, they invite you to the intersection of elegance, complexity, and finesse at Stone Ashe Vineyard.

These orchards and vineyards near Flat Rock, NC, offer a delightful combination of natural beauty, delicious produce, and an opportunity to experience the agricultural heritage of the region. Whether you’re interested in apple-picking or wine-tasting, these destinations provide a wonderful way to spend a day in the charming countryside.

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The Flat Rock area in North Carolina offers a range of dining options, from quaint cafes to upscale eateries. Here are some notable restaurants you might consider:

Hubba Hubba Smokehouse:

Cuisine: Barbecue

Description: Known for its mouthwatering barbecue, Hubba Hubba Smokehouse offers a casual and inviting atmosphere. They serve up a variety of smoked meats, homemade sides, and delicious desserts. Outdoor seating is available.

Flat Rock Village Bakery:

Cuisine: Bakery and Cafe

Description: This charming bakery and cafe is a local favorite. They specialize in artisanal bread, pastries, and sandwiches made with locally sourced ingredients. It’s a great spot for breakfast or a casual lunch.

Season’s at Highland Lake:

Cuisine: Farm-to-Table

Description: Located at the Highland Lake Inn & Resort, Season’s offers a farm-to-table dining experience. The menu features seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms, creating dishes with a focus on freshness and flavor.

The Wrinkled Egg:

Cuisine: Casual American

Description: The Wrinkled Egg is a family-friendly restaurant known for its comfort food. They offer a diverse menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, and Southern classics. The cozy and welcoming atmosphere makes it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

West First Wood-Fired:

Cuisine: Wood-Fired Pizza and Italian

Description: Located in downtown Hendersonville, West First Wood-Fired is known for its artisanal wood-fired pizzas and Italian dishes. The restaurant offers a cozy and rustic ambiance, making it a great choice for a casual yet delicious meal.

Postero:

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Description: Situated in downtown Hendersonville, Postero offers a modern and innovative take on American cuisine. The menu features creative dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, and the restaurant has a sophisticated yet inviting atmosphere.

Please note that it’s always a good idea to check for the most up-to-date information regarding opening hours, reservation policies, and menu offerings, as they may be subject to change. Enjoy your dining experience in Flat Rock, NC!

Featured Listing:

32 Bishop Lane
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Take a ride amidst picturesque apple orchards, leading to home sweet home! Cradled on 2+ acres in Flat Rock, presents a rare opportunity. Equipped with a Smart Home Package for reduced electric costs, walk-in closet, LED lighting, crown molding, wood-burning fireplace, and split floorplan.en suite bath in primary. Pavilion and fire pit, provide the perfect setting for year-round gatherings of all four seasons. Ample parking, potential to add homesites (subject to verification with the county). The workshop garage is a car enthusiast’s dream, complete with high R-value insulation, storage loft, separately metered 200-amp service, and lift. Zoning is notably favorable, encouraging light industrial activities with a primary residential focus, affording you the flexibility to operate various types of businesses from the comfort of your home. Convenient locale. Hendersonville is less than a 10-minute drive, while Asheville and Greenville, SC are within 30 and 40 minutes’ reach, respectively.

Listing Agent
Alexandra Schrank
RE/MAX Executive
(828) 691-1377
brokeralexandra@gmail.com

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Homes for Sale in Flat Rock

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Listings 1 - 67 of 67

4116669
Price: $6,800,000
86 Lily Pad Lane, ,
Hotel/Motel
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Dewey Property Advisors | MLS # 4116669 | Active
4035724
Price: $2,800,000
412 Mcmurray Road, ,
Industrial
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Realty ONE Group Pivot Hendersonville | MLS # 4035724 | Active
4125880
Price: $2,395,000
205 Pineholt Lane, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.2 BA, 5972 sqft
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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty | MLS # 4125880 | Active
4114237
Price: $1,995,000
316 Silent Rise Lane, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.1 BA, 4187 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4114237 | Active
4094044
Price: $1,800,000
135 Poplar Loop Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 4.1 BA, 4532 sqft
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Kenmure 12 Broker LLC | MLS # 4094044 | Active
4063672
Price: $1,500,000
101 LAKEMONT Drive, ,
3 BR, 3 BA, 4424 sqft
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RE/MAX Executive | MLS # 4063672 | Active
4111507
Price: $1,400,000
347 Ballenger Road, ,
4 BR, 3.1 BA, 5811 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4111507 | Active
4099604
Price: $1,240,000
99999 Upward Road, ,
Unimproved Commercial
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NAI Allen Tate Beverly-Hanks Commercial | MLS # 4099604 | Active
4120833
10 Greenville Highway, ,
Price: $1,099,200 (10.15 acres)
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BROKER WNC | MLS # 4120833 | Active
4115701
Price: $1,075,000
101 TALL OAK Lane, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.1 BA, 4907 sqft
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Kenmure 12 Broker LLC | MLS # 4115701 | Active
4129057
Price: $1,075,000
140 Berry Creek Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
4 BR, 3 BA, 3886 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4129057 | Active
4126143
Price: $1,075,000
348 Kenmure Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 2.2 BA, 4889 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4126143 | Under Contract - No Show
4110758
Price: $978,000
101 Pinnacle Peak Lane, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 4 BA, 3541 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4110758 | Active
4124361
Price: $975,000
103 Blackstone Court, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.1 BA, 3722 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4124361 | Under Contract - No Show
4081329
Price: $899,900
23 Dartmoor Court, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.1 BA, 2829 sqft
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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty | MLS # 4081329 | Under Contract - Show
4110766
Price: $875,000
321 Winding Meadows Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3.2 BA, 4725 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4110766 | Active
4114131
Price: $849,000
7 Claremont Drive, ,
Subdivision: Claremont
3 BR, 3.1 BA, 3724 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4114131 | Under Contract - No Show
4126370
Price: $835,000
701 Blossom Lane, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
4 BR, 2.2 BA, 3041 sqft
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New View Realty | MLS # 4126370 | Active
4078264
Price: $825,000
115 Woodglen Court, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 2992 sqft
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Kenmure 12 Broker LLC | MLS # 4078264 | Active
4086836
Price: $799,900
189 Lindsey Farm Drive, ,
Subdivision: Highland Lake
3 BR, 2 BA, 1800 sqft
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Highland Lake Properties, LLC | MLS # 4086836 | Under Contract - No Show
4021762
Gallimore Road, ,
Price: $777,000 (32 acres)
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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty | MLS # 4021762 | Active
4023464
Price: $760,000
167 Overlook Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
2 BR, 3 BA, 2837 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4023464 | Under Contract - No Show
4100020
1638 Continental Divide Drive, ,
Price: $750,000 (18.32 acres)
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Realty ONE Group Pivot Hendersonville | MLS # 4100020 | Active
4124383
Price: $750,000
10 Memminger Drive, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 2513 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4124383 | Active
4129056
Price: $745,000
150 Overlook Drive, ,
Subdivision: Fairway Village Ii Condominiums
3 BR, 3 BA, 2852 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4129056 | Active
4106852
Price: $725,000
164 Overlook Drive, ,
Subdivision: Kenmure
3 BR, 3 BA, 3032 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4106852 | Under Contract - No Show
4120916
Price: $700,000
56 Eugene Lane, ,
Subdivision: Blue Ridge
4 BR, 2.1 BA, 2205 sqft
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Nest Realty Asheville | MLS # 4120916 | Active
4126195
Price: $699,000
692 Felmet Road, ,
5 BR, 3 BA, 2753 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park | MLS # 4126195 | Active
4063815
Price: $659,950
1 Shadow Brook Drive Unit LO 4 , ,
Subdivision: Shadow Brook
3 BR, 4 BA, 3045 sqft
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Hendersonville Real Estate Services | MLS # 4063815 | Active
4127705
Price: $650,000
776 New Hope Road, ,
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 2218 sqft
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Realty ONE Group Pivot Hendersonville | MLS # 4127705 | Active
4120899
5 Greenville Highway Unit 2, ,
Price: $625,800 (5.43 acres)
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BROKER WNC | MLS # 4120899 | Active
4100834
Price: $595,000
378 Highland Golf Drive, ,
Subdivision: Highland Golf Villas
3 BR, 3 BA, 3142 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4100834 | Active
4070840
Price: $590,000
158 Cosgrove Court, ,
Subdivision: River Ridge
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 2394 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4070840 | Active
4120708
Price: $585,000
11 Terrapin Trail, ,
Subdivision: Terrapin Hollow
3 BR, 3 BA, 2950 sqft
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Century 21 Mountain Lifestyles/S. Hend | MLS # 4120708 | Under Contract - Show
4120898
5 Greenville Highway Unit 1, ,
Price: $559,200 (4.72 acres)
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BROKER WNC | MLS # 4120898 | Active
4118794
Price: $550,000
750 Summerfield Place, ,
Subdivision: Orchards of Flat Rock
4 BR, 3 BA, 2318 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4118794 | Under Contract - No Show
4110987
Price: $549,000
1505 Summit Springs Drive, ,
Subdivision: Summit Springs
3 BR, 3 BA, 3230 sqft
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Mountain Charm Realty | MLS # 4110987 | Active
4072969
Price: $499,900
185 Ballenger Road, ,
3 BR, 3 BA, 1957 sqft
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Scott Barfield Realty And Land Company | MLS # 4072969 | Under Contract - Show
4091982
Price: $490,000
571 Summerfield Place Unit 132, ,
Subdivision: Orchards at Flat Rock
2 BR, 2 BA, 1772 sqft
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Sterling Real Estate Partners, LLC | MLS # 4091982 | Under Contract - No Show
4108615
Price: $489,900
745 Summerfield Place, ,
Subdivision: Orchards of Flat Rock
3 BR, 2 BA, 1690 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4108615 | Active
4119942
Price: $475,000
73 E East View Drive, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1705 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4119942 | Under Contract - Show
4085304
Price: $465,000
502 Summerfield Place, ,
Subdivision: Orchards of Flat Rock
3 BR, 2 BA, 1608 sqft
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | MLS # 4085304 | Active
4117516
Price: $454,000
265 Summerfield Place, ,
Subdivision: Orchards of Flat Rock
2 BR, 2 BA, 1908 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4117516 | Under Contract - No Show
4119271
Price: $425,000
279 Summerfield Place, ,
Subdivision: Orchards of Flat Rock
2 BR, 2 BA, 1727 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4119271 | Under Contract - Show
4092922
Price: $424,000
534 Oak Grove Road, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1616 sqft
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Century 21 Mountain Lifestyles/S. Hend | MLS # 4092922 | Active
4123557
Price: $410,000
1156 W Blue Ridge Road, ,
Subdivision: Twin Lakes
3 BR, 1.1 BA, 1768 sqft
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George Real Estate Group Inc | MLS # 4123557 | Active
4128340
Price: $400,000
115 Old Mill Road Unit 401, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1280 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128340 | Active
4128377
Price: $385,000
20 Lake Jordan Drive Unit 501, ,
2 BR, 1 BA, 1101 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128377 | Active
4099566
Shipman Parkway, ,
Price: $385,000 (0.62 acres)
Subdivision: Berwick Downs
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Kenmure 12 Broker LLC | MLS # 4099566 | Active
4078270
Big Hungry Road, ,
Price: $385,000 (12.6 acres)
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Century 21 Mountain Lifestyles/S. Hend | MLS # 4078270 | Active
4095247
Price: $385,000
703 Cinnamon Way, ,
Subdivision: Cinnamon Woods
3 BR, 2 BA, 1520 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4095247 | Active
4106968
Price: $379,900
23 Terrapin Trail, ,
Subdivision: Terrapin Hollow
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 1425 sqft
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EXP Realty LLC Asheville | MLS # 4106968 | Active
4128269
Price: $375,250
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 105, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 970 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128269 | Active
4128277
Price: $375,250
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 106, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 825 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128277 | Active
4126874
Price: $353,000
94 Rhett Drive, ,
Subdivision: Highland Lake
1 BR, 1 BA, 594 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4126874 | Active
4126726
Price: $350,000
140 Cinnamon Way, ,
Subdivision: Cinnamon Woods
2 BR, 2 BA, 1014 sqft
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Coldwell Banker Advantage | MLS # 4126726 | Active
4120698
Price: $340,000
11 N Marley Drive, ,
Subdivision: Butt Mountain Estates
4 BR, 2 BA, 2174 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4120698 | Under Contract - Show
4128322
Price: $337,500
130 Old Mill Road Unit 220, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 964 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128322 | Active
4127839
Price: $277,875
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 101, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 585 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4127839 | Active
3924550
Hollybrook Drive Unit S-15, ,
Price: $275,000 (1.19 acres)
Subdivision: Kenmure
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Premier Sotheby’s International Realty | MLS # 3924550 | Active
4074954
116 Poplar Loop Drive, ,
Price: $275,000 (0.95 acres)
Subdivision: Kenmure
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4074954 | Under Contract - Show
4078648
9999 General Hill Road, ,
Price: $275,000 (11.11 acres)
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RE/MAX Results | MLS # 4078648 | Active
3748702
Price: $262,000
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 220 J, ,
1 BR, 1.1 BA, 964 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 3748702 | Active
3863268
Berry Creek Drive, ,
Price: $260,000 (0.8 acres)
Subdivision: Kenmure
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Kenmure 12 Broker LLC | MLS # 3863268 | Active
4128365
Price: $250,000
115 Old Mill Road Unit 402, ,
2 BR, 1 BA, 687 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128365 | Active
4128212
Price: $250,000
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 103, ,
2 BR, 1 BA, 568 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4128212 | Active
4127854
Price: $250,000
1150 W Blue Ridge Road Unit 102, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 892 sqft
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Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners | MLS # 4127854 | Active

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