HeadwatersWestern North Carolina
(ALERT - According the Avery Journal-Times on June 20, 2015, The Headwaters at Banner Elk has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection)
Discover scenic mountaintop living only 20 minutes from Sugar Mountain in one of the area's North Carolina mountain communities in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The waterfalls and rock formations at Headwaters at Banner Elk might take your breath away as you discover them while enjoying 2.5 miles of walking and hiking trails. Fall Creek Falls is Headwater at Banner Elk’s signature waterfall cascading from gigantic granite boulders commanding your attention in the High Country of North Carolina.
- Gated Entrance
- 6,000 Square Foot Mountain Top Clubhouse
- Fitness Center
- Five Community Parks
- Two Private Lakes
- Tennis Court
- Dog Park
- 2.5 Miles of Hiking Trails
At an elevation ranging from 3,100 to 3,900 feet, Headwaters at Banner Elk homes have stunning layered mountain views to the south and southwest spreading across the community's 915 acres and beyond. Headwaters is UTV friendly (utility terrain vehicle) and has over 500 acres of exciting off road trails to explore near Blowing Rock NC real estate. In addition, Pisgah National Forest and Cherokee National Forest can be accessed directly from Headwaters at Banner Elk. Two spring-fed lakes are located at the base of this gated North Carolina mountain community and are continuously stocked with fish. During the summer months, the largest lake is a swimming lake and has a sandy beach, volleyball court and picnic areas near the mountain vacation homes.
Buyers searching for North Carolina mountain communities will appreciate the high quality amenities at Headwaters. The neighborhood has one of the finest mountaintop clubhouse’s we’ve seen in Western North Carolina. The 6,000 square foot clubhouse is equipped with a great room, gourmet kitchen, fitness center, 14 seat movie theatre and wrap around deck to enjoy the magnificent views. At the base of the clubhouse is the community's tennis court. There are five private parks inside the gates: Fall Creek Falls Park, Lakeside Park which has a timber framed pavilion and an outdoor fireplace overlooking two spring-fed lakes, Stone Creek Park has a fishing pier on the lower lake, Deer Creek Park has two Swiss Family Robinson style tree houses and picnic areas, Sunset Park overlooks the Pisgah National Forest and the new Mac N Tosh Dog Park. You'll be hard pressed to find more amenities in Blowing Rock NC real estate developments.
The social calendar is busy year with round events bonding the families together. Headwaters Chef in Residence is DeWayne Sabisch cooking up culinary masterpieces at social events and in home private entertaining. Headwaters at Banner Elk recently opened a new General Store at the base of the mountain, providing convenience and quick access to daily necessities and locally homemade products to the mountain vacation homes. Headwaters at Banner Elk is a certified fiber optic community providing high speed internet access and high definition television.
Approximately 50 mountain vacation homes have been built to date of the 150 planned. The architecture includes mountain style rustic, arts & craft, post & beam and log home. There is no time requirement to begin construction and you are permitted to choose your own builder. Approved builders include Kidder Construction and Barnett Builders. Homes for sale begin at $349k, condos at $399k and lots for sale start in the $60k's.
Banner Elk is known for tasty restaurants and for the crazy annual Woolly Worm Festival which takes place in October. This outdoor enthusiast's paradise is close proximity to Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Linville Falls. Best schools in Banner Elk include Freedom Trail Elementary, Cranberry Middle School and Avery County High School. Lees McRae College in Banner Elk is a charming historic college offering degree seeking programs and cultural entertainment, not far from Headwaters and Blowing Rock NC real estate. Cannon Memorial Hospital is the closest hospital.
Our real estate score for Headwaters at Banner Elk North Carolina is 78.
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From 2006 to 2010, John and Josephine Hayes lead development of Headwaters at Banner Elk, a gated North Carolina mountain community. In 2010, partners Paul Ashe, Jim Maynard and Charles Pearson took the front seat continuing the development of Headwaters at Banner Elk. According to Headwaters at Banner Elk, the home owners association is self sustaining with property owners now appointed to the board.
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UPDATE: Per Avery Journal-Times on June 20, 2015
A gated community in Avery County has filed for bankruptcy, according to documents filed with the western district court of North Carolina.
The Headwaters at Banner Elk, described on its website as a “luxury gated community,” filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 9.
Construction began on The Headwaters in 2006 on 920 acres in the Elk Park area. According to its website, the community features a gatehouse, club house, tennis courts and multiple parks. “Custom mountain homes” are listed as costing “$989,000 and up,” according to The Headwaters’ website.
Its listed creditors include Avery Tire Pros, Bank of America, Blue Ridge Advertising, Freeman Gas, Mountain Electric, Skybest Telephone and the Avery County Tax Collection Office.
The Old Heaton Store, operated by The Headwaters, closed in January after five years.
The Avery Journal-Times was unable to reach The Headwaters for comment as of presstime.