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EchotaWestern North Carolina
Whether your favorite season of the year is the spring, summer, fall or winter, Boone has always been a mountain lover's paradise. Here you'll find the gated community of Echota, one of the High Country's best North Carolina mountain communities. Ski resorts, ziplines and white water rafting are mountain sports for the more adventurous type. Or residents can take it slow and fish the Watauga River, one of the finest trout fishing rivers in the region. Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalachian Ski Mountain are the area's ski resorts. Hawksnest Zip Lines and Sky Valley Zip Tours are the nearest mountain ziplines. The Blue Ridge Parkway weaves right through the High Country. It's easy to see why some folks searching for Blue Ridge mountain homes refer to the High Country as the 'Rocky Mountains of the East'.
- Gated Entrance
- 3,300 Square Foot Clubhouse at the base of the mountain
- 6,000 Square Foot Clubhouse at the top of the mountain
- Two Fitness Centers
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
- Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
- Bocce Ball Court, Croquet Court and Putting Green
- 25 Acre River Park and Foot Bridge on the Watauga River
- One Mile Dedicated Hiking Trail
Buyers searching for Boone North Carolina real estate with maintenance free lock-and-leave living may find Echota a perfect match. Echota is high density, debt free community. Home styles include large townhomes and condominiums, some with stunning views of Grandfather Mountain. Elevations reach up to 4,200 feet showcasing breathtaking layered mountain views. Chalakee is Echota's newest neighborhood offering luxury one bedroom one bed condominium units starting in the low $200k's. Mountain vacation homes in the gated community feature include nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, granite kitchen countertops, stainless appliances and a built in gas grill with hood on the outdoor deck.
Established in early 2001, the Blue Ridge mountain homes development has approximately 650 homes built to date spread across 225 acres. Community amenities include two clubhouses, two swimming pools and hot tubs, two fitness centers, 25 acre River Park on the Watauga River, a stocked fishing pond and a gorgeous one mile hiking trail named Brian Booe Memorial Trail. At the base of the mountain is Echota's 3,300 square foot clubhouse with an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and entertainment area. The newer 6,000 square foot lodge-style clubhouse at Echota on the Ridge has a mountain top swimming pool has beautiful mountain views and soothing sounds of a waterfall cascading into the pool. Planned amenities include bocce ball, croquet courts and a putting green.
Neighborhoods include Echota on the Ridge and Chalakee. Choose one, two, three or four bedroom homes. New luxury three bedroom three bath condominiums start in the low $400k's. Re-sale mountain vacation homes can be found in the $200k's. Master Association annual fees begin around $3,900. Annual HOA fees begin around $4,500 depending on the type of home you choose (single family, condominium or townhome).
With Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain ski resorts nearby, Echota continues to be one of the leading master planned communities. Echota condos can be included in rental programs. You'll be hard pressed to find any North Carolina mountain communities with close range views of Grandfather Mountain. Echota is also near award winning restaurants, one-of-a-kind shopping and Appalachian State University.
Our real estate score for the Echota in Boone North Carolina is 79.
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Local native of Boone, Mark Harrill began development of Echota in 2001. Harrill prides himself on creating an amenitized debt free gated North Carolina mountain community and continues to build new neighborhoods at Echota.
No negative news is found on the internet about Echota, Echota on the Ridge, Chalakee or Mark Harrill of Foscoe Companies.