Southcliff

10 Southcliff Parkway, Fairview, North Carolina
Hiking Hiking
Mountain Mountain

Located less than 10 minutes from one of America's best college towns, Southcliff is one of the rare North Carolina gated communities with long range mountain views close to the city. Six miles of groomed hiking trails lead to the community parks and well designed outdoor living rooms. Spread across 400 acres, almost 50% of the community's acreage preserved as protected green space. Buyer's searching for the best neighborhoods in Asheville NC who enjoy the great outdoors will appreciate the five community parks within the neighborhood with amenities such as a rustic treehouse, children's playgrounds, scenic overlooks, open-air pavilions and firepits. The park names are Southcliff Park, Twin Creeks Park, Laurel Haven Park, Peregrines Ridge Park and Cliff Tops Park. For a mountain community of its size, we're impressed with the attention to detail they've put into their parks accented by outdoor rustic furniture, stonework and trailheads. The community caters to young families and those seeking Asheville retirement.

SOUTHCLIFF AMENITIES

  • 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
  • Five Community Parks
  • Six Miles of Walking Trails

Southcliff offers true mountain living in the heart of Asheville and in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Elevations begin at 2,495 feet and rise to 3,940 feet. The granite faced Cedar Cliff Mountain grabs your attention as soon as you pass through the 24 hour manned security gate. SouthCliff homes back up to tall wooded forests, cascading James Creek or mountain top vistas with panoramic views of Mount Mitchell, Pisgah Forest and Hickory Nut Gap. There are seven neighborhoods and three townhome villages at Southcliff in Fairview NC, each reflecting its own unique style and natural attributes. Craftsman, cottage or farmhouse architecture are the community's theme accented by decorative street lights and large timber bridges crossing over James Creek. 

Southcliff's physical location is special, being so close to downtown. There are only a handful of North Carolina gated communities who have quick access to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Southcliff is one of them. Asheville North Carolina has been repeatedly named one of the best college towns and continues to be more and more popular for Asheville retirement as Baby Boomers seek to reconnect with the beauty of the mountains. The area continues to attract artists, musicians, foodies and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The nearby Mission Hospital is rated a five star hospital. Towards the south, Chimney Rock State Park is only 20 miles away bordering Lake Lure.

Families desiring to be close to downtown without living in the city itself, will find Southcliff is a great option. Only 300 families will call the neighborhood home at the project's completion. Approximately 70 homes have been completed to date of the 200 single family homes and 100 townhomes planned. The cost of living here is low because there is no full service-staffed grandiose clubhouse, fitness center or expensive golf course to maintain. Health clubs, golf courses and tennis centers are all nearby for those desiring club memberships. This makes Southcliff more attractive to retirees and young families on a budget. Fairview Elementary, Cane Creek Middle School, and A. C. Reynolds High School are the best schools near Southcliff. Private schools include Carolina Day School and the Asheville university. 

In the collection of best neighborhoods in Asheville NC, you'll find three bedroom, 3.5 baths luxury townhomes here priced from the high $600k's. Mountain homes for sale at Southcliff begin in the high $300k's and Lots for sale are available from the high $100k's to over $1 million. Southcliff approved builders include Living Stone Construction, Bass and Royster, Biltmore Farms Homes and Pebbledash Builders.

Our real estate score for Southcliff in Fairview North Carolina is 92.

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Call Sean McLaughlin direct of Mountain Oak Properties at 828.318.0007 to find the most recent Southcliff homes for sale or email.

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SouthcliffYour score:80 / 100Reviews:29

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Bruce28730S
We truly enjoy the Southcliff neighborhood. We hope the dues may go down as more homes are built!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
The developer has turned democracy into a sham. Exercise your right to free speech at your own peril. Beware of misleading sales information. Know that the community you thought you bought into today can be changed at will by the developer. As a six-year resident and active community member, I’ve seen this developer do it all. With triple voting power, the developer regularly overrides the 70% resident majority. You didn’t buy into this community to fund a swimming pool or have a ball park built below your house? The developer can change all that—your vote doesn’t count. You object or introduce opinions contrary to the developer’s? He will publically reprimand and label you as “obstructionist, detrimental, obnoxious, and harassing.” Think you know what your homeowner’s dues are used for? Think again. For nearly two years, the developer used our dues to cover security deposits for private home builders. This year, he voted dues for community socials—you pay whether you attend or not. And he repeatedly challenges the wisdom of building a reserve fund to cover future maintenance costs to roads, bridges, and amenities. Even his advertising, as evidenced on this website, is false. Only three community parks exist, not the five cited in ads. This developer has effectively split this community of good people into two factions—pitting neighbor against neighbor—and created an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust. A beautiful community, an outstanding hiking trail system, and residents you really enjoy living beside—but buyer beware of this developer who acts with impunity and meddles in our lives.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
40/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:66/100
Property Owner: Diane
This community has so many wonderful areas to explore and enjoy. We love the homes and family friendly neighbors. Our kids are able to run around and play like we did growing up without today's worries. That's a real blessing. We found the developer and his representative to be easy to deal with and they join in our efforts to improve the community for us and future generations. What a gem in the Asheville area.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:89/100
Property Owner: 28730S4
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
20/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
20/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
20/100
Average:28/100
Property Owner: 28730S1
Great community and a beautiful place to live. The trails are especially great!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:73/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
A lust for greed has soured the majority, and created dissent amongst the residents. Our only remaining options are for our voices to be heard in this venue, and/or move - and not necessarily in that order.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Average:72/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Fantastic neighbors, mountain living and easy close proximity to downtown Asheville. Unfortunately the investment company representative who has voting power is in over his head amongst the higher end residents and has soured forever any working relationships....a real travesty!!!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Average:68/100
Property Owner: Sarina
Our family loves absolutely everything about living in Southcliff. We have wonderful neighbors and a safe environment for our children to run around and play with their friends. We feel so fortunate to have such beautiful hiking trails as well as several incredible gathering areas in our community. The Developer's Representative has always been willing to listen and consider resident's input and they have done a remarkable job with adhering to the original vision for Southcliff, while only making modifications that would benefit the community as a whole. We have wonderful schools nearby and the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 3 miles away. Southcliff is the ideal place for anyone looking for the perfect place to raise their family.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
I used to feel this community was the happiest place to live but now would move tomorrow if I could. The developer won't be happy until he has run out the majority of residents who chose to live in Southcliff for its tranquility, well maintained hiking trails and beautiful trees. "Nature at your doorstep" not so much. Instead of birds chirping we mostly hear heavy machinery clear cutting our trees. It doesn't matter what we say, we have no opinion anymore; money speaks louder than words. Southcliff was unique in so many ways but our developer has no appreciation of nature or the residents. He is forcing amenities on us we do not want. We had everything we wanted until he came here. Sad day in Southcliff and only more of this to come.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
20/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
20/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:52/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
There is dissension in this community. Here are the facts without judgment or embellishment. A green space was proposed by a minority of residents in the community. Most of these are families with children. There are many retirees in Southcliff who feel that amenities should be for the benefit of everyone since it is our HOA dues which pay for the same. The differences in opinion stem mostly from the proposed site of the greens space for the following reasons: 1) It is in a very low area. There are many 60+ foot trees that are currently absorbing excess water. Those would be removed. 2) There will be 40 steps that lead down to the space. That makes the area inaccessible for some older people as well as parents of toddlers with strollers. 3) There is no parking nor parking area available other than a 3 car space across the road which is intended for trail hikers. 4) There are surrounding residents who will be affected by noise coming from the use of the space. 5) There is a new section of lots for sale called Still Creek that backs up to the proposed green space. It involves Lots 1, 2 and 3 for sure. Those lots will also be affected by noise coming from an unregulated space. There was a meeting to vote on the proposed green space. The vote was 60 against and 26 in favor. The developer’s representative decided to go against the majority and agree to build the green space anyway. When people at the meeting voiced their disfavor with this action and asked for further explanation, the representative said: “ You people just don’t want change. That’s it. No more voting.” Judge for yourself.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
40/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
20/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
20/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:23/100

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Our Score:
Gold
92/100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
Despite the remote feeling of the location, we are just minutes away from downtown Asheville. The amenities are nice, especially the trails.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Like most people, I chose to live in Southcliff for its natural beauty. No golf course, no swimming pool, no gym, etc. When I look out my window I feel like I am in a treehouse. It is quiet and serene. I made a financial decision to purchase here based on this criteria which is also the crux of Southcliff advertising. Unfortunately, the developer’s representative is attempting to change and destroy that. This person has some serious intrapersonal issues that interfere with his ability to relate to people as well as make sound decisions that benefit the majority of the community. Even when we vote on issues and there is a strong and clear majority, he still has veto power to change the vote and has done so. He is intolerant of anyone going against his agenda. He is not only destroying our beautiful views but also any chance of a working relationship with the community. Very sad. Buyers be aware.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
40/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
40/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:46/100
Property Owner: Michael28730SC
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:90/100
Property Owner: Norm and Julie
As the first residents of Southcliff, we have seen nothing but huge progress and improvements since this new developer came into the picture and saved our beloved community. We were worried initially that the original plans for a mountain community with "Nature at your doorstep" would not be realized. But upon hearing his plans and vision, we were immediately reassured this representative has the current resident's and prospective buyers best interest at heart. We have 6 miles of trails and 150+ acres of preserved mountain landscape that make this a true luxury mountain community. Slowly and surely enhancements are being made to ensure our community stays at the top of the neighborhood hot list in WNC. We have found our little slice of heaven!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
Beautiful mountain community with great hiking trails right outside your door and friendly neighbors! Close to all that Asheville has to offer.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
It is truly a beautiful place and a wonderful one to live in. Please understand that the negative comments on this site reflect that fact that the developer voted with a group of residents (mostly parents with children) interested in creating a small green space in the community. Many residents opposed this plan and are commenting as per the above on this site.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:97/100
Property Owner: 28730S2
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
60/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:80/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
There is dissension in this community. Here are the facts without judgment or embellishment. A green space was proposed by a minority of residents in the community. Most of these are families with children. There are many retirees in Southcliff who feel that amenities should be for the benefit of everyone since it is our HOA dues which pay for the same. The differences in opinion stem mostly from the proposed site of the greens space for the following reasons: 1) It is in a very low area. There are many 60+ foot trees that are currently absorbing excess water. Those would be removed. 2) There will be 40 steps that lead down to the space. That makes the area inaccessible for some older people as well as parents of toddlers with strollers. 3) There is no parking nor parking area available other than a 3 car space across the road which is intended for trail hikers. 4) There are surrounding residents who will be affected by noise coming from the use of the space. 5) There is a new section of lots for sale called Still Creek that backs up to the proposed green space. It involves Lots 1, 2 and 3 for sure. Those lots will also be affected by noise coming from an unregulated space. There was a meeting to vote on the proposed green space. The vote was 60 against and 26 in favor. The developer’s representative decided to go against the majority and agree to build the green space anyway. When people at the meeting voiced their disfavor with this action and asked for further explanation, the representative said: “ You people just don’t want change. That’s it. No more voting.” Judge for yourself.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
40/100
Membership Fees:
20/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
20/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
20/100
Social Clubs:
20/100
Average:23/100
Property Owner: Laura
Southcliff is a wonderful and safe place to live and raise a family. Located equidistant from eclectic downtown Asheville and rural Fairview farmland, it is the perfect location to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Excellent school systems nearby and continuing improvements to gathering areas and planned social events within the community provide for a lovely experience for neighbors to take advantage of if they choose. To top it all off the beautiful trail systems in Southcliff offer unsurpassed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:94/100
Property Owner: 28730S1
Great community and a beautiful place to live. The trails are especially great!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
60/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:73/100

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Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
8miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
20 miles
60/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
15 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
9 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
22 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
67 miles
60/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
54 miles
100/100
Proximity Average80/100

Amenities

Community Parks:
100/100
Protected Forest Access:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
100/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
100/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
100/100
Architecture Style:
American Craftsman
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

We have been informed by The Van Winkle Law Firm on July 1, 2015 that Mountain Real Estate Capital, J. Brett Peterson and unnamed developers have interests in the Southcliff community. They have demanded we eliminate the Southcliff community from our website, we believe because of derogatory comments written by property owners. Southcliff is a high scoring community ( our score 92), therefore it will remain on our website as a public platform to keep prospective buyers informed about the satisfaction and dissatisfaction within the community. 

 

60/100

Sold Pricing

Mean Price (lot):
$133,811
Median Price (lot):
$145,000
Mode Price (lot):
$71,500
Mean Price (home):
$532,327
Median Price (home):
$572,500
Mode Price (home):
$0
Number of homes built:
70
As of October 2012, there have been 14 closed sales. Three have been single family homes and 11 are lots.
Pricing updated annually for prior 12-24 month period. Mean price is defined as average sold price, Median price as middle sold price and Mode price is defined as most often sold price.

Taxes

County:
Buncombe
Real Estate:
0.0095%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.4446%
Sales Tax: 7.54%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,100

Annual Club Membership Dues

Southeast Average
Golf: $7,650
Sport: $2,229
Social: $4,981

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $39,642
Sport: $10,737
Social: $18,412

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Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Gold
92/100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
8miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
20 miles
60/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
8 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
15 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
9 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
22 miles
80/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
67 miles
60/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
54 miles
100/100
Proximity Average80/100

Amenities

Community Parks:
100/100
Protected Forest Access:
100/100
Walking Trails:
100/100

Hidden from Standard
Hidden from Narrow

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
100/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
100/100
Landscaping:
Extensive
100/100
Architecture Style:
American Craftsman
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

We have been informed by The Van Winkle Law Firm on July 1, 2015 that Mountain Real Estate Capital, J. Brett Peterson and unnamed developers have interests in the Southcliff community. They have demanded we eliminate the Southcliff community from our website, we believe because of derogatory comments written by property owners. Southcliff is a high scoring community ( our score 92), therefore it will remain on our website as a public platform to keep prospective buyers informed about the satisfaction and dissatisfaction within the community. 

 

60/100

Taxes

County:
Buncombe
Real Estate:
0.0095%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.4446%
Sales Tax: 7.54%
The real estate tax millage rate has been converted for you to an annual percentage.

HOA/POA Annual Dues

Annual Dues:
$2,100

Annual Club Membership Dues

Southeast Average
Golf: $7,650
Sport: $2,229
Social: $4,981

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $39,642
Sport: $10,737
Social: $18,412