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Asheville Green Community

 

Apple Barn

The Ole Tobacco Barn

Mountain Meadows on Crooked Creek is only 7 minutes from Mars Hill and Mars Hill University and is nestled in the gorgeous mountain farming community of Madison County in some of the most ancient mountains in the world – the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll want to check out www.madisoncounty-nc.com and www.visitmadisoncounty.com for businesses in the area and tourist attractions. Mountain Meadows is accessed by all state paved roads and is within 2 miles of a 4-lane divided Highway 19 (landscaped medians) that connects to Interstate 26. Mountain Meadows is a Green Development. The trash and recycle station is just 7 minutes southwest on the way to I-26.

  • Madison County taxes are low compared to Buncombe, Henderson, and many other counties in NC. Madison County area of Mountain Meadows had a property tax rate of <$.52 per $100 valuation in 2016 so a $100,000 property value has a tax of $520 plus Landfill fees and Fire District fees.
  • The town of Mars Hill is 7 minutes southwest and the smallest of the neighboring towns: Mars Hill University, 5+ restaurants and fast food, 4+ gas stations, brand new Ingles grocery store with some organic fare, Amish Bulk Food Store, CVS Pharmacy, lumber & supply store, Post Office, Fire Dept., etcetera. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is just 15 minutes up the mountain and gorgeous golf courses are all around the area.  The new Beech Glen Community Center, about 7 minutes away, provides recreation facilities for the community including a gym and ball field, breakfasts, events, and community outreach
  • Marshall is 15 minutes southwest and is the town seat of Madison County
  • Burnsville is 15 minutes northeast
  • Weaverville is 15 minutes south with the new Northridge Commons Shopping Center including Lowe’s and WalMart
  • Asheville is 20 minutes south and is an arts and crafts downtown haven with great local and national entertainment, shops, hundreds of restaurants (a bunch with organic fare), over 100,000 square foot of natural health food stores, the landmark Double Decker Coffee Bus on Biltmore Ave., 12 microbreweries, the renowned Biltmore Estate on 5,000 acres, famed Grove Park Inn, plenty of fun street festivals, 5K’s and half marathon races, thousands of mountain hiking and biking trails, and river rafting

    Asheville, NC

  • Johnson City is 45 minutes north through gorgeous Sam’s Gap and is part of the large Tri-City area of Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City
  • Greenville/Spartanburg is 1 ½ hours south
  • Knoxville is 2 hours west northwest
  • Charlotte is 2 ½ hours southeast
  • Atlanta is 3 ½ hours southwest
  • Charleston is 4 ½ hours southeast
  • Nashville is 4 ½ hours west northwest
  • Research Triangle (Raleigh/Durham) is 4 ½ hours east

 

Mountain Meadows Property Owners Association

Declaration of Covenants & Restrictions

    • All plans must be pre-approved by Developer

 

    • Residential Agriculture zoning

 

  • GreenBuilt NC is minimum standard required for home construction. Minimal GreenBuilt NC is virtually the same pricing as conventionally built because the Asheville area has the second most green constructed homes in the nation
  • No minimum square footage for homes (small and beautiful homes welcomed) and no requirement to start building at any particular time
  • No mobile homes, manufactured homes, manufactured buildings, trailers, or modular homes on property, although high quality off-frame homes may be approved on an individual basis. No vinyl or plastic siding except soffit areas
  • Garage may be sized to 3 car max
  • No clear cutting of trees except for reasonable cutting near the footprint of the house and minimal cutting for wells and septic systems. Trees less than 8″ may be removed
  • Individual pasture & meadow areas may be used for gardens and common area structures subject to the Covenants
  • Utilities must be placed underground
  • Fences must be pre-approved
  • Lighting outside must not create a visual nuisance
  • Individual wells and septic systems to be installed by Homeowner – 19 Lots have been pre-percolated by Developer for 3 bedroom use though some may still require ‘perking’ under certain conditions . The first well landed 10 gal of water/minute at 345′ deep
  • Excessive noise from dogs and other noise instruments will be unacceptable
  • Common Area Gardens, Pavilion and Patio, and Poultry Patch, are for Homeowner’s use and benefit

 

Bylaws

  • Owner of Lot automatically becomes Member of Association
  • Developer  shall  be solely responsible for the maintenance of Mountain Meadows  with the Association sharing pro-rata responsibility for the cost
  • Fees – Association members will be assessed and pay an annual fee of $300 per year to the Association. Each home and/or lot owner, prior to grading and construction, will pay a one-time $1500 impact fee to the Association for incidentals, road costs, etc. to offset anticipated Association expenses

This SUMMARY is intended to include the most important information but may not necessarily include the particulars that interest you. The Declaration of Covenants are available for perusal upon request and will be provided to every prospective buyer prior to execution of Offer to Purchase.