Zirconia

North Carolina

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Exploring the Hidden Gem: Zirconia, North Carolina

Introduction

Tucked away in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Zirconia is a charming town not far from Asheville and Saluda. However, this hidden gem is filled with natural beauty, outdoor adventures (check out the Green River!), and a rich cultural heritage waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Zirconia has something for everyone. In this blog, we’ll guide you through some of the must-visit attractions and activities in this delightful corner of North Carolina.

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Visit the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Nestled on 264 acres of lush grounds, the Carl Sandburg Home was the residence of the renowned American poet and writer, Carl Sandburg. Explore the beautifully preserved home, stroll through the gardens, and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The visitor center offers exhibitions and guided tours that provide insight into Sandburg’s life and work.

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Discover the Dupont State Recreational Forest

A true haven for outdoor enthusiasts, the Dupont State Recreational Forest is a sprawling 10,400-acre wilderness that offers a plethora of activities. Hike along a network of scenic trails, marvel at the captivating waterfalls, and enjoy picnicking by the tranquil lakes. The forest is also a popular spot for mountain biking, horseback riding, and fishing.

 

Explore Jump Off Rock

For a breathtaking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, head to Jump Off Rock. This iconic overlook provides a panoramic vista that’s perfect for capturing stunning photographs. It’s especially beautiful during sunrise and sunset, when the mountains are bathed in warm, golden light.

 

Winery Tours and Tastings

Zirconia and the surrounding area are part of the thriving wine country of North Carolina. Take a leisurely drive through the scenic vineyards and indulge in wine tastings at one of the many local wineries. The gentle climate and fertile soil make this region an ideal spot for producing a wide variety of wines.

Experience the Serenity of Lake Summit

Lake Summit, a 300-acre oasis surrounded by lush forests, offers a peaceful retreat for boating, fishing, and picnicking. Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the clear waters, or simply unwind on the shores and enjoy the tranquility.

 

Visit the Historic Saluda

A short drive away, the quaint town of Saluda offers a delightful escape with its charming shops, art galleries, and historic architecture. Take a stroll along Main Street, visit local artisans, and savor a meal at one of the town’s delightful restaurants.

 

Engage in Outdoor Adventures

Zirconia and the surrounding area are a paradise for adventure seekers. From hiking and mountain biking to rock climbing and zip-lining, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from. Explore the rugged terrain and experience the thrill of the great outdoors.

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Conclusion

Zirconia, North Carolina, is a destination that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and outdoor adventures. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, this hidden gem in the Blue Ridge Mountains has something to offer every traveler. From historic sites and stunning vistas to outdoor activities and winery tours, Zirconia is a place waiting to be explored. So pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey to this enchanting corner of North Carolina.

Zirconia is also close to Hendersonville, Saluda, and Flat Rock which offer their own plethora of things to do and places to explore. If you head to Flat Rock, make sure to grab an oat milk latte from Sharewell Coffee. If you head over to Hendersonville, check out their free Aviation Museum and the annual NC Apple Festival!

Homes for Sale in Zirconia

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Listings 1 - 29 of 29

4097928
Price: $5,500,000
1411 Cabin Creek Road, ,
Subdivision: Green River
8 BR, 7 BA, 7036 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4097928 | Active
4076266
Price: $5,495,000
781 Payne Drive, ,
1 BR, 1 BA, 739 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4076266 | Active
4075040
781 Payne Drive, ,
Price: $5,495,000 (129 acres)
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4075040 | Active
3884915
Price: $2,250,000
688 Blueberry Farm Road, ,
5 BR, 4 BA, 3199 sqft
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Town and Mountain Realty | MLS # 3884915 | Active
4111876
Price: $2,200,000
111 Fiddlehead Lane, ,
5 BR, 5 BA, 2342 sqft
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Nest Realty Asheville | MLS # 4111876 | Under Contract - Show
4118863
Price: $2,200,000
216 Rio Verde Drive, ,
3 BR, 4 BA, 2775 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4118863 | Active
4029224
Price: $2,006,450
28 Spruce Lane Unit 28, ,
Subdivision: The Cliffs Valley
4 BR, 3.1 BA, 2946 sqft
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Dwell Realty Group | MLS # 4029224 | Active
4109391
908 Bell Mountain Road, ,
Price: $1,569,900 (38.4 acres)
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4109391 | Active
4070300
Price: $1,250,000
1225 Pinnacle Falls Lane Unit 110, ,
Subdivision: Pinnacle Falls
3 BR, 3 BA, 3150 sqft
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Moffitt Properties | MLS # 4070300 | Active
4097135
Greenville Highway Unit 4, ,
Price: $982,215 (6.57 acres)
Subdivision: Seven Springs
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Chosen Realty of NC LLC | MLS # 4097135 | Active
4126856
Price: $960,000
127 Falkirk Way, ,
Subdivision: Cobblestone Village
3 BR, 3 BA, 2935 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4126856 | Under Contract - Show
4129729
Price: $899,000
107 Spruce Lane, ,
Subdivision: The Cliffs Valley
3 BR, 2.1 BA, 3449 sqft
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The Cliffs | MLS # 4129729 | Active
4084115
Price: $799,900
1 North Pointe Drive, ,
Subdivision: Ann Mountain Estates
3 BR, 2 BA, 2000 sqft
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Mountain Oak Properties | MLS # 4084115 | Active
3881833
Peaceful Night Trail Unit 1, ,
Price: $795,000 (6.05 acres)
Subdivision: The Cliffs Valley
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The Cliffs | MLS # 3881833 | Active
4125688
Audia Way Drive, ,
Price: $750,000 (74.49 acres)
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Whitetail Properties Real Estate LLC | MLS # 4125688 | Active
4081574
Bell Mountain Road, ,
Price: $747,000 (7.48 acres)
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Hendersonville | MLS # 4081574 | Active
4042477
9999 N Lake Summit Road, ,
Price: $695,000 (2.32 acres)
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park | MLS # 4042477 | Active
4021957
441 Bella Vista Court Unit CVN-C, ,
Price: $550,000 (3.58 acres)
Subdivision: The Cliffs Valley
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The Cliffs | MLS # 4021957 | Active
4046433
Old Mt Olivet Road, ,
Price: $539,900 (46 acres)
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BluAxis Realty | MLS # 4046433 | Under Contract - Show
4047108
9999 Cripple Creek Trail, ,
Price: $450,000 (65 acres)
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Asheville-Biltmore Park | MLS # 4047108 | Active
4118536
Price: $365,000
29 Lower Crest Street, ,
Subdivision: Green River Mills
3 BR, 2 BA, 1209 sqft
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Keller Williams Elite Realty | MLS # 4118536 | Under Contract - Show
4105334
Price: $300,000
1525 Bell Mountain Road, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1568 sqft
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Coldwell Banker Advantage | MLS # 4105334 | Under Contract - No Show
4130194
Rock Creek Road Unit Tract, ,
Price: $300,000 (20.4 acres)
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | MLS # 4130194 | Active
4126920
99999 Mount Olivet Road, ,
Price: $299,000 (26 acres)
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Mountain Land Realty | MLS # 4126920 | Under Contract - Show
4130762
Price: $299,000
435 Fortescue Road, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1728 sqft
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Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks Waynesville | MLS # 4130762 | Active
4101077
Cabin Creek Road, ,
Price: $292,600 (36.62 acres)
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Mark White And Associates | MLS # 4101077 | Active
4122661
Price: $285,000
41 Stagecoach Road, ,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1485 sqft
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | MLS # 4122661 | Active
4046392
Price: $279,500
3008 Bobs Creek Road, ,
2 BR, 1 BA, 967 sqft
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Mark White And Associates | MLS # 4046392 | Under Contract - Show
3885412
Summit Landing Drive Unit 3, ,
Price: $259,900 (1.9 acres)
Subdivision: Summit Landing
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Keller Williams - Black Mtn. | MLS # 3885412 | Active

Listings 1 - 29 of 29

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