Southcliff

Western North Carolina
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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.

Call Kelly or Troy at Modern Asheville directly at 828.552.4811 to see homes at Southcliff today!

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SouthcliffYour score:84 / 100Reviews:45

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Anonymous
We looked for months around the Asheville area and were so excited when we found this community. It is convenient to everything around Asheville. It is a gorgeous community with beautiful hiking trails, and we love the Pavilion area where you can have group events in a natural setting. The neighbors are so friendly and welcoming, making this one of the best communities we have ever lived in.
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
Building a new home in Southcliff….beware! Our new home in SC was completed in 2017 and was by far, the worst build experience my wife and I had ever had! (This was our 3rd custom built home in Asheville, NC). Given limited space, let me summarize just a few problems we experienced. • The Southcliff Sales Office (Beverly-Hanks), charges lot buyers an unusual and excessively high 6% marketing fee on the “cost” on the home you are going to have custom built. Per my research, no other community in Asheville charges this kind of “custom home build” marketing fee. • The Southcliff Sales Manager made exaggerated and false claims about Southcliff Lot-Home market values to motivate us to buy and build there. • The Southcliff Developer continues to promote – as one of their “Preferred Builders” – a builder with multiple complaints and unethical dealings with past SC customers. • The Southcliff Developer representative made financial promises that were never honored. • The list of Southcliff “Preferred Builders” is very limited and they restrict lot owners from hiring other area top-rated builders they may prefer. My suggestions are as follows. Do NOT trust what the SC Sales Broker or SC Developer tells you. Make sure to get all agreements from them in writing and have those agreements reviewed by your lawyer. Before hiring a Southcliff Preferred Builder, request the builder give you the names of their 3 most recent clients whose homes have been built. Do not allow the builder to to “cherry-pick” past home build projects. If any of the 3 former build clients do not give “raving reviews” – walk away!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:66/100
Property Owner: Anonymous
This is really a tale of two communities. On the one hand the natural beauty, friendliness of virtually every neighbor we have met, the plentiful hiking trails and wildlife and the proximity to downtown Asheville make it an ideallic setting. On the other, the conduct and attitude of the senior "manager" representative of the current investment group with control over virtually all governance of the community is about the worst example of incompetence coupled with arrogance I have seen after 30 years as an executive in a pretty tough business environment. As a relative newcomer to Southcliff, I chose to keep an open mind and try to give this person and his team the benefit of the doubt as we came on board, but his willful disregard of community (resident) views on various issues to side with a majority with whom he apparently socializes has been an amazing thing to watch. We will continue to try to be a voice of reason in this difficult situation, but I fear the future financial and neighborhood stability of Southcliff could be imperiled if this insecure bully continues much longer in his current capacity. It's such a shame.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
80/100
Membership Fees:
80/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:77/100
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: 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: 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: 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: Anonymous
Today Southcliff is a wonderful place to live with an unmatched natural setting, great neighbors, and proximity to all Asheville has to offer. We built in Southcliff because we believed the investment company wished to maintain the natural setting put in place by the original developer. Unfortunately it seems the investment company’s manager is willing to ignore the wishes of the current residents by clear cutting large tracks for amenities that we don’t want. This direction and heavy handed approach by the investment manager is a far cry from the story we were told when we were a prospect. The future of Southcliff is unclear.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:70/100
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
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

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Our Score:
Gold
92/100
Your Score:
Platinum
84 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

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: 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: 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: 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: ThomasS4
Proximity to downtown Asheville, Grove Park Inn, Asheville Country Club are a major plus.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
80/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
80/100
Average:93/100
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: 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
Building a new home in Southcliff….beware! Our new home in SC was completed in 2017 and was by far, the worst build experience my wife and I had ever had! (This was our 3rd custom built home in Asheville, NC). Given limited space, let me summarize just a few problems we experienced. • The Southcliff Sales Office (Beverly-Hanks), charges lot buyers an unusual and excessively high 6% marketing fee on the “cost” on the home you are going to have custom built. Per my research, no other community in Asheville charges this kind of “custom home build” marketing fee. • The Southcliff Sales Manager made exaggerated and false claims about Southcliff Lot-Home market values to motivate us to buy and build there. • The Southcliff Developer continues to promote – as one of their “Preferred Builders” – a builder with multiple complaints and unethical dealings with past SC customers. • The Southcliff Developer representative made financial promises that were never honored. • The list of Southcliff “Preferred Builders” is very limited and they restrict lot owners from hiring other area top-rated builders they may prefer. My suggestions are as follows. Do NOT trust what the SC Sales Broker or SC Developer tells you. Make sure to get all agreements from them in writing and have those agreements reviewed by your lawyer. Before hiring a Southcliff Preferred Builder, request the builder give you the names of their 3 most recent clients whose homes have been built. Do not allow the builder to to “cherry-pick” past home build projects. If any of the 3 former build clients do not give “raving reviews” – walk away!
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
80/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
HOA/POA Dues:
60/100
Membership Fees:
60/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
80/100
Social Clubs:
60/100
Average:66/100
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: Richard
It would be the absolute best community if the developer's representative was anyone other than the current rep. He makes money for the developers, yes, but he has no respect for existing property owners if they go against his own personal agenda. He has a private little fief that he loves exerting control in. The rep uses his veto power against the majority vote, even if that majority vote is trying to protect specific home-owners from having a visual blight capriciously placed in front of their properties. The majority vote was in favor of protecting these homeowners, but The Rep used his veto power as he always does. "Voting" here is just a sham. Bad policy. The rep, acting for the developer, changes the outcome to whatever he wanted in the first place. And now, because the majority have clearly sent a message, he has announced "no more voting on issues". What's the difference whether we vote and he changes the outcome, or we aren’t allowed to vote on issues which directly affect us? "Nature at your doorstep" not so much, if this representative has other plans. A vista of forest, out your front door, is easily erased at his whim.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
20/100
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:89/100

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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

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 a few derogatory comments written by property owners. We do not sensor property owner reviews. On May 30, 2015, J. Brett Peterson responded to the reviews and his comments were promptly posted. On April 5, 2016 a subsequent request was made by the developer/Van Winkle Law Firm to remove Southcliff from our website. 

Southcliff is a high scoring community (our score 92/100) and will remain on our website. Our website is a public platform to keep prospective buyers informed about the satisfaction and dissatisfaction within a 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: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
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: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Gold
92/100
Your Score:
Platinum
84 / 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

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 a few derogatory comments written by property owners. We do not sensor property owner reviews. On May 30, 2015, J. Brett Peterson responded to the reviews and his comments were promptly posted. On April 5, 2016 a subsequent request was made by the developer/Van Winkle Law Firm to remove Southcliff from our website. 

Southcliff is a high scoring community (our score 92/100) and will remain on our website. Our website is a public platform to keep prospective buyers informed about the satisfaction and dissatisfaction within a community.  

60/100

Taxes

County:
Buncombe
Real Estate:
0.0095%
Sales Tax:
6.75%
Southeast Average
Real Estate: 0.3579%
Sales Tax: 7.4%
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: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697