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A Private Club Community Located Inside A Nature Preserve

Located near Asheville in Western North Carolina


2016 “Best of the Best” Equestrian Facilities by Ideal Living

2016 “Best of the Best” Nature Preserves by Ideal Living

2016 “Best of the Best” Mountain Views by Ideal Living


The lowest density private Club community in the Western North Carolina mountains, less than 40 minutes from downtown Asheville, cradled within the arms of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Balsam Mountain Preserve offers a way of life that is unique, special and likely never to be duplicated.

A 4,400 acre community within a park, Balsam was created with a commitment to preserve its natural surroundings. An astounding 3,400 acres, or over 75% of the community, has been placed in a permanent conservation easement ensuring it will never be developed and will always remain for future generations in its present park-like state.

Members select from an impressive array of family and individual activities – from championship golf and tennis courts, to miles of hiking trails and private family camping.

The selection of Real Estate offerings include dramatic mountain view homesites with elevations up to 4,700 feet, Featured Builder homes, and a very special Private Residence Club that is available to just 40 families.

  • "We had been looking for a place in the mountains for over three years, and visited just about every community imaginable. After 15 minutes, we knew we were home"
    - Bill and Ohara Croswell, Ridgeland, Mississippi
  • "One of the main reasons Julie and I chose Balsam Mountain Preserve as the place to build our retirement home was our intense interest in nature. We were striving to find a place where we could live in, learn about, and participate in the beauty of our surroundings"
    - Sam Belfore, Ormond Beach, Florida