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Mountain AirWestern North Carolina
The whisper of a cool mountain breeze greets you on your arrival to Mountain Air, one of the rare North Carolina mountain communities positioned at over 4,500 feet. In the distance, the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, casting azure and indigo shadows, paint an inspiring view as they stretch across the horizon. Tucked away on Slickrock and Austin Mountains, the treasured fly in community is only four miles from historic Burnsville and less than 30 minutes north of one of America's best college towns, Asheville. Mountain Air is known as one of the country’s premier fly in communities near the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is also known for thrilling mountaintop golf.
Over 20 years ago, Mountain Air was established as a self-contained, self-reliant community with a wealth of year round amenities within the gates. The gated community exudes a warm, welcoming ambiance. Careful development of the land with preservation of hardwoods and thoughtful integration are at the heart of this 1,300 acre development soaring from 3,400 to over 4,919 feet in elevation. A variety of Mountain Air home styles can be found, from mountain villas, golf course homes, rustic mountain homes and low maintenance condominiums with heavenly views that make up this serene family-friendly community. Temperatures in the heat of the summer average a mild 75 degrees.
MOUNTAIN AIR AMENITIES
- 24 Hour Manned Gated Entrance
- 18 Hole Mountain Golf Course
- Award Winning Lost Chimney Golf & Learning Center
- 12,000 Square Foot Award Winning Clubhouse
- 2,875 Foot Private Airplane Runway
- Mountain Market Deli and Gifts at Slickrock Village Green
- Chautauqua Family Activity and Fitness Center
- Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
- Falling Leaf Members' Lodge and Outdoor Amphitheater
- Outdoor Discovery Center staffed with Naturalists
- 2 Tennis Courts
- 9 Miles of Hiking Trails and Greenways
- 6 Community Parks and Two Waterfalls
- Hawks Ledge Park
- Boulder Pass Park
- Old Growth Forest Park
- Spring Rock Park
- Heritage Ridge Park
- Hemlock Park
- Creekside Park
Live on top of the world at Mountain Air. Embracing nature’s abundance and splendor, the rustic mountain homes at Mountain Air offer architecturally appealing designscreated with native timber and stone to blend perfectly with the majestic setting of long-range, expansive mountain views. The community consists of 24 distinct neighborhoods. All utilities, including cable and high speed internet are underground. Home sites range in size from 1/3 of an acre to 2 acres. Mountain Air homesites are still available and present the opportunity to design and build your own dream home.
Whether you prefer the traditional lines of Arts and Crafts, adaptable Cottage style, or a grand estate gently etched into the mountainside, Mountain Air allows you to build when you want. The mountain villas offer modern conveniences and maintenance-free living in one, two, three, and four bedroom options, priced from the low $100k's for a one bedroom one bath to over $1 million for the luxury villas. Single family homes begin in the mid $400k's. Custom estates easily exceed $1 million.
The hallmark of one of the few North Carolina mountain communities in the area is the family atmosphere and friendliness of its residences. Mountain Air hosts over 400 activities and events every year. Enjoy the 4th of July fireworks celebration, golf tournaments, relaxing yoga classes, or lectures under the stars with the community's naturalist.
On the long list of awards Mountain Air has received over 20 years, recent awards include:
- Top 100 Golf Courses for 2014 by the NC Golf Panel
- 2013 Best Gated Community by Blue Ridge Magazine
- 2013 North Carolina Most Scenic Golf Course by Triad Golf Today
- 2009 Best Mountain Awards for Best Clubhouse, Best Amenities and Best Community Event by Pinnacle Living Mountain Homes
- Top 10 Developments for Boomers, CBS MarketWatch, NAHB
Experience all 4 seasons, from the first tender buds of springtime to the flourishing greens of summer, the vivid scarlet and orange of fall and the peaceful quiet of a mountain snowfall, all within this enchanting mountaintop community. Mountain Air is a place where people are warm and the air is cool and crisp. The nearest best schools to the rustic mountain homes at Mountain Air include Bald Creek Elementary, Cane River Middle and Mountain Heritage High School. Yancey County Christian School is a private school serving K-12th grade. For cultural lifelong learning, the Toe River Arts Council, Parkway Playhouse, Burnsville Little Theatre and The Academy School of the Arts are all located less than 10 minutes from one of the finest fly in communities and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Our real estate score for Mountain Air in Burnsville North Carolina is 83.
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Development of Mountain Air began in 1990. In 2009, real estate developer Randy Banks turned over $40 million dollars in amenities to the property owners debt free.
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