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SweetGrassWestern North Carolina
Perhaps one of the only North Carolina lake communities with lakefront homes and stunning views of Grandfather Mountain, the intimate 278 acre neighborhood is located just six miles from one of the best mountain towns in North Carolina. At 3,600 feet in elevation, SweetGrass enjoys cooler summers and has gentle topography. It is rare to find an easy walkable mountain community without steep inclines when searching for Blowing Rock NC real estate and mountain vacation homes. The meadows beyond the gated entrance wrap around SweetGrass Lake providing sweeping views of the lake itself and of Grandfather Mountain. One third of the SweetGrass property has been preserved as green space. Dog lovers will find the neigborhood a 'pooches paradise' with wide open fields to run and mountain streams to splash in leading to the lake.
- Gated Entrance
- 3,700 Square Foot Clubhouse overlooking the lake
- Fitness Center
- Three Miles of Hiking Trails
- Community Parks
- Private Lake
The Lake House at SweetGrass is the community's 3,700 square foot clubhouse overlooking the lake equipped with a fitness center, great room and entertaining kitchen. French doors open up overlooking the sandy beach, a social fire pit and Little Canoe Park where you can launch a canoe or kayak. There are three miles of walking trails around lake. Crystal clear Boone Fork Creek is an excellent trout fishing stream flowing into SweetGrass Lake. For being one of the smaller North Carolina mountain communities, SweetGrass delivers a big bang for the buck when it comes to built and natural amenities for a community of its size.
Whether it's enjoying the warm summers on the lake or winter skiing at one of four nearby ski resorts, the Blowing Rock NC real estate development offers plenty of year round outdoor activities. Blue Ridge Parkway hikes are less than two minutes from the entrance to SweetGrass. Golfers have eight nearby golf courses to spend the day on the links while the rest of the family shops in downtown Blowing Rock. People travel for miles to explore the upscale shops, art galleries and experience fine dining at the North Carolina mountain communities. Blowing Rock Elementary, Valle Crucis and Watauga High School are the best closest schools in addition to Appalachian State University.
Buyers searching for Blowing Rock NC real estate will find lake cottages, cabins, single family homes and lots. Approximately 12 mountain vacation homes have been built to date of the 179 planned. Prices start in the $400k's, mountain vacation homes in the mid $500k's and lots for sale are in the low $100k's. They have a few cabin and cottage size lots near the lake priced just under $200k, the rest average in the mid $100k's. HOA fees range from $1,430 to 2,270 annually. The Lake House cottages are clustered together and overlook the lake and clubhouse. SweetGrass approved home builders include Boone Construction Company, Evans Construction, Wishon & Carter Builders, and MBI Builders. There is no time requirements to build.
Our real estate score for SweetGrass in Blowing Rock North Carolina is 76.
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CNL Real Estate & Development owns SweetGrass, a gated Western North Carolina lake community. Headquarted in Florida, CNL has decades of experience with residential, resort and commercial development. CNL is one of the largest privately held investment companies.
Update: We were informed in January 2015 "in a characteristically bold move without prior announcement, at the end of the year, WFG SweetGrass LLC, an affiliate of the Waterfront Group, purchased the SweetGrass development. In its other successful projects in our region, the Waterfront Group has marketed and sold hundreds of lots in some of our area’s most vibrant communities."
Update: We were informed on Saturday, February 7th, Will Adkins from the Waterfront Group, the developers who just purchased SweetGrass, met with about 20 property owners at the Lake House. Will introduced himself and his development team, explained a bit about his background, and sought to answer questions that owners have had about how he will be handling SweetGrass from this point forward. Nearly everyone I spoke with afterwards was much relieved by his reassurances that there isn’t much that needs to be changed about SweetGrass in terms of its concept, charter, design, density, architectural style, or pricing structure. He explained how he will be investing money on things that show – like signage, the entrance, enhanced maintenance and landscaping – and that he will be spending what it takes to effectively launch a much stronger marketing effort for the lots and to-be-developed spaces that remain in inventory.
No recent negative news was found on the internet about Waterfront Group or SweetGrass.