Neighborhood Spotlight – Biltmore Lake
Biltmore Lake is a scenic and active community centered around a 62-acre mountain lake and surrounded by lush forest. It’s located about a 15 minute-drive from Asheville. For new residents hoping to break into the neighborhood there are opportunities for resale and new construction.
Life is centered around the lake and residents play, fish, and swim there instead of a pool. Biltmore Lake staff performs a weekly water test and is committed to keeping the lake environment clean and healthy. A separate area is roped off for swimming, and there is a swimming platform located offshore for sunbathing and resting. Residents enjoy a sense of privacy, but also have the option of gathering with kindred spirits to participate in the ongoing social and recreational activities on the community calendar.
There’s no shortage of social activities at Biltmore Lake and new residents need not worry about finding camaraderie. Meet a friend in the Biltmore Lake Clubhouse, where you’ll find complimentary coffee and an exchange library, go for a run or take a hike on one of the beautiful trails. Game lovers will find Canasta, Bridge, Mahjong, and Bunco groups that meet regularly. If you enjoy swimming, Pickleball, tennis, or basketball you’ll be right at home. Music lovers will appreciate the weekly Summer concert series in the park-like setting by the lake. Residents can enjoy topnotch musical performances without the hassle of driving and parking somewhere else. Nearby golf courses beckon, although they are located outside the community. There is also a U.S. Post Office located in the community.
When you’re feeling playful, jog over to one of the tennis courts for a few rounds, shoot a basket, take the kids to the playground, or get out on the water. Boating on the natural lake is easy. There is a well-stocked boathouse with a fleet of kayaks, canoes, paddle boats and sailboats, and rental of boats is included in the HOA. Step into a paddle boat and “cycle” around the lake or take the sailboat onto the blue water. The views from the water are stunning.
In the mood for something more low-key? Park along Lake Drive and stroll down to the waterfront where you’ll find a lovely park complete with a clean sandy beach, picnic tables and a firepit, walking and cycling trails, and comfortable benches are arranged for conversing or just kicking back in the shade. Or you can take a drive in search of waterfalls to explore, or go for a morning hike on a trailhead, and still have time to return home for a refreshing swim in the lake after lunch.
Biltmore Lake offers a high quality of life, natural beauty, and an environment that supports fun and healthy activities to share with friends and family. Take it from someone who recently relocated to the community:
“I was very apprehensive at first, moving to a new community,” says one resident. “I moved here from New York, and didn’t know a soul.” When asked how she likes it now, three years later, she assures me she’s never been happier. While she stays in touch with dear friends, she’s made a whole new passel of friends, and never once looked back. “This is the best community, and I absolutely love it here,” she adds.
Written by Suzanne Arthur, Broker, REALTOR. Connect with Suzanne at [email protected] to see how she can make selling your home easier for you. To keep up with all of Asheville’s local happenings follow @suzannearthur_realtor on Instagram and check out her website suzannearthurrealtor.com.