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Welcome to Swannanoa

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Hidden amongst Appalachian peaks you’ll find Swannanoa, located in eastern Buncombe County between Asheville and Black Mountain. Swannanoa is perfectly located in close proximity to the arts and entertainment of Black Mountain and Asheville while maintaining some distance for a calmer way of life.

The Swannanoa River flows through the Swannanoa Valley of the region of Western North Carolina, and is a major tributary to the French Broad River.

After completing the Grove Park Inn on Sunset Mountain, around 1905, E.W. Grove became interested in purchasing land in the Swannanoa area for the purpose of creating his own village.

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For more information on the history of Swannanoa, you can visit the Swannanoa Valley Museum and History Center.

Swannanoa offers several trails for hiking. Check out Warren Wilson River Trail – it’s a local favorite! There are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Swannanoa. The public schools in Swannanoa are highly rated and there are several private school options nearby. 

We can find you a Mountain retreat in the Swannanoa valley.

Featured Listing: 


Homesteaders, Developers, Dreamers, Investors, Visionaries! A remarkable opportunity awaits in the picturesque Swannanoa Valley of Western NC. This 2.6-acre parcel offers level terrain with public utilities and established landscaping. The ranch-style home features multiple decks, outbuildings, a chicken coop, ample outdoor spaces, and a thriving muscadine vineyard – an ideal sanctuary for livestock. Additional carports and outbuildings enhance the property. The daylight walkout basement includes a dry cedar sauna and half bath, with room for expansion. Perfectly situated with desirable zoning, adjacent to Asheville East KOA, and near Asheville and Black Mountain. Walkable to Owen Middle School and other nearby educational facilities such as Warren Wilson, Montreat, Artspace, and ACA. Proximity to hiking trails, parks, dining, markets, and outdoor pursuits. This could be a versatile homestead or a canvas for creating the neighborhood of your dreams.

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Homes for Sale in Swannanoa

203 Martin Road
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Welcome to 203 Martin Road—4.5 acres of flat, level land in the heart of growing Swannanoa, North Carolina. Gorgeous property with incredible development potential. Scenic mountain views are available to the east, north, and west. Rectangular lot shape allows for various configurations of development. Topography is flat in every direction. R-3 zoning allows Level 1 Planned Unit Developments per approval from the Buncombe County Board of Adjustments (the BOA recently approved a 60-unit senior living development on the adjacent 1.8-acre property). Water, electric, and sewer utility are on site (the sewer is on a 4' line). The property offers convenience and immediate proximity to essential services, grocery stores, restaurants, manufacturers, and schools. A 985-square-foot home (built in 1949) and a mobile home are onsite with month-to-month leases. No value is placed on the structures. Property is available on an "as-is" basis.

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Basic Information

Year Built:1949
Type:Unimproved Commercial

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Listing courtesy of: Whitney Commercial Real Estate - jharrison@whitneycre.com

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Data updated November 29, 2023.

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