Thoms Estate

Western North Carolina
(828) 348-8014
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The twinkling city lights from one of the best college towns in America are just 3 miles from of the Thoms Estate. The community's five star location could easily be the envy of the surrounding North Carolina mountain communities. Asheville has always been like a magnet attracting avid outdoor enthusiasts, creative artists and international foodies. Residents of the Thoms Estate can enjoy coffee at an outdoor cafe in the heart of the city in less in 10 minutes or driving along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The University of North Carolina Asheville is a quick 2.5 mile bike ride away. The nearby college campus is a perfect place for Baby Boomers to continue lifelong learning during their Asheville retirement. The Thoms Estate is one of the best places to live in Asheville NC. 

Originally the former estate of Harold Thoms, a well-known philanthropist of Asheville, the estate has been transformed into European-style village with beautiful open space, low maintenance living and captivating curb appeal. The relaxing real estate development sits at an elevation of 2,200 feet among the towering old Oaks, red cedars and rolling hills, offering stunning views of the surrounding picturesque mountains and fertile woodlands. The community gardens and open air pavilion will become the central gathering place. Curved roads weave in and around the neighborhood making it a lovely walkable community to find Asheville mountain homes for sale.

THOMS ESTATE AMENITIES

  • Gated Entrance
  • 32 Acres of Walking Trails & Open Space
  • Open Air Pavilion & Community Gardens 
  • Children's Playground
  • Community Recreational Lawn 

Within The Thoms Estate is the worry-free neighborhood of The Village Chateaux, a turn-key community offering eight unique elevations with four floor plans. Included are optional rooms and levels that maximize flexibility.  All landscaping and exterior maintenance are handled by the neighborhood association allowing for the ultimate in carefree living. Homes are built by Ark Development, a premier Asheville NC home builder. The Village Chateaux has six French Country-style floor plans to choose from:

  • Katherine/Heathcliff - 2,006 - 2,328 square foot homes priced in the mid $500k's
  • Paris/Helena - 2,110 - 2,378 square foot homes priced in the mid $500k's
  • Henrietta/Felix - 2,675 square foot home priced in the low $600k's
  • Eloise/Abelard - 2,424 square foot home priced in the low $600k's
  • Margaret/Louis - 2,643 - 3,593 square foot homes price from the mid $600k's to low $700k's
  • Evangeline/Gabriel - 2,895 - 4,091 square foot homes from the high $600k's to the high $700k's

The square footage measurements reflected heated space. We toured the Asheville mountain homes for sale during the 2014 Asheville Parade of Homes. The level of quality by Ark Development is exceptional. We noted their focus on Green building and LEED certification, delivering the highest quality homes and outstanding designs while being environmentally conscientious. The homes splendidly capture the sunlight through enchanting windows and high ceilings. Embellishments feature all kinds natural elements such as stone, timbers, copper and clay.

Fourteen Asheville mountain homes for sale are currently under construction and ten are built to date within the 83 acre gated community. All in all, 107 homes are planned. The estate size lots, ranging from just under 1/3 acre to 1.3+ acres allow Asheville NC home builders to build your dream home. Homesite prices range from the mid $150k's to just over $400k. The Meadow and The Hamlet enclaves offer endless possibilities while taking advantage of panoramic mountain vistas. Samsel Architects have designed 8 exclusive captivating French Country inspired floor plans to choose from that blend natural materials with simple, elegant accents. The option of creating that stately home that you have always desired is also available. The Vale and the Estates are additional estate style lots expected to be available in the fall of 2014. 

The Thoms Estate's ideal location as one of the best places to live in Asheville NC provides the place for peaceful living surrounded by nature’s artistry while being able to experience wide range of lifelong learning, cultural and economic opportunities of vibrant, flourishing in Asheville. The closest best schools to the Thoms Estate Asheville Catholic School, Asheville Christian Academy, Carolina Day School, Christ School, Hanger Hall, The Asheville School, and Veritas Christian Academy. 

The Thoms Estate is graced with a natural beauty enhanced by the remarkable mountain views, the rushing waters of Beaverdam Creek, and the wildlife that thrives in the nearby woodlands, all within minutes of the thriving Southern hospitality of Asheville.

Our real estate score for Thoms Estate in Asheville North Carolina is 94.

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Thoms EstateYour score:80 / 100Reviews:3

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Martha
I’ve been asked numerous times by many different people WHY my husband and I chose to move to the The Thoms Estate. My honest answer is that, in our opinion, it is the best place to live in Western North Carolina. The location is perfect. We are exactly 3 minutes (4 if you stop to watch a hawk flying overhead) from everything anyone could possibly need OR want. Within that 3-4 minute drive, you will find the best grocery stores in the area. There is a coffee stop that specializes not only in gourmet coffee options but also hot chocolate with whipped cream for the kids. There are several amazing restaurants and pubs to frequent as well as every fast food chain you can imagine. The post office is there. The laundry and dry cleaners are across the street. There is a retail clothing and housewares store, a beauty salon and spa, the public library, various small craft businesses, a toy store, an ABC store, a famous bakery, and the list goes on. Even more enticing is the fact that Thoms is only an 8 minute drive from the heart of Downtown Asheville and all it has to offer. I am sitting at my desk writing this and watching the winds blow through the trees. I am minutes from town but am surrounded by mountains. There isn’t a hint of the outside world, only Nature. Every homesite has gorgeous views. We have walking paths that meander through the woods and hills. They blend so perfectly with the natural landscape that they could be old Indian Trails or well used animal paths. There are sidewalks lining every street that are great for young mothers pushing baby carriages and old folks out for a stroll. There are rain gardens that are not only beautiful but also practical. There is a playground for grandchildren who are visiting as well as for the children (and grownups) in the neighborhood. An outdoor pavilion is being built for Thoms Community events and gatherings, and there is even a rumor about a lookout tower at the top of the mountain. The landscaping is graceful and well done. The area has the look and feel of generations of nurturing and care. There are several areas from which to choose in the estate, each with its own unique attributes. My husband and I, however, have chosen to live in The Village. This is a small community of forty sites. There are a number of possible house plans from which to choose in this section, but each new home is as individual and unique as its owner. No two homes are the same. The Village has the feel of a small European town with well manicured lawns and perfectly maintained streets and common areas. At night, the Old World charm is enhanced by the street lights that give a sense of warmth and security to the neighborhood. The ARK Team, those individuals who have made this possible, is professional, knowledgeable, talented and friendly. If you need a hand, they are there to help. No question goes unanswered. No request is deemed inappropriate. There is even help with interior design questions! The construction is top quality and done by the best builder in the area. If there is a problem, someone is there to help that day! The Estate’s HOA for the area in which we live includes all lawn and outside maintenance. Every sidewalk is swept and the streets are always free from trash and debris ! The neighborhood asthetic is consistent and inviting! It will always be maintained to the highest possible standard. Because our community is gated and so well maintained, we have the luxury of simply locking our house and taking off whenever we choose to do so. This feature is one of the nicest and most unusual. That feeling of safety and security is nice to have in this day and age.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100
Our Score:
Gold
94/100
Your Score:
Silver
80 / 100

Property Owner Reviews

Property Owner: Martha
I’ve been asked numerous times by many different people WHY my husband and I chose to move to the The Thoms Estate. My honest answer is that, in our opinion, it is the best place to live in Western North Carolina. The location is perfect. We are exactly 3 minutes (4 if you stop to watch a hawk flying overhead) from everything anyone could possibly need OR want. Within that 3-4 minute drive, you will find the best grocery stores in the area. There is a coffee stop that specializes not only in gourmet coffee options but also hot chocolate with whipped cream for the kids. There are several amazing restaurants and pubs to frequent as well as every fast food chain you can imagine. The post office is there. The laundry and dry cleaners are across the street. There is a retail clothing and housewares store, a beauty salon and spa, the public library, various small craft businesses, a toy store, an ABC store, a famous bakery, and the list goes on. Even more enticing is the fact that Thoms is only an 8 minute drive from the heart of Downtown Asheville and all it has to offer. I am sitting at my desk writing this and watching the winds blow through the trees. I am minutes from town but am surrounded by mountains. There isn’t a hint of the outside world, only Nature. Every homesite has gorgeous views. We have walking paths that meander through the woods and hills. They blend so perfectly with the natural landscape that they could be old Indian Trails or well used animal paths. There are sidewalks lining every street that are great for young mothers pushing baby carriages and old folks out for a stroll. There are rain gardens that are not only beautiful but also practical. There is a playground for grandchildren who are visiting as well as for the children (and grownups) in the neighborhood. An outdoor pavilion is being built for Thoms Community events and gatherings, and there is even a rumor about a lookout tower at the top of the mountain. The landscaping is graceful and well done. The area has the look and feel of generations of nurturing and care. There are several areas from which to choose in the estate, each with its own unique attributes. My husband and I, however, have chosen to live in The Village. This is a small community of forty sites. There are a number of possible house plans from which to choose in this section, but each new home is as individual and unique as its owner. No two homes are the same. The Village has the feel of a small European town with well manicured lawns and perfectly maintained streets and common areas. At night, the Old World charm is enhanced by the street lights that give a sense of warmth and security to the neighborhood. The ARK Team, those individuals who have made this possible, is professional, knowledgeable, talented and friendly. If you need a hand, they are there to help. No question goes unanswered. No request is deemed inappropriate. There is even help with interior design questions! The construction is top quality and done by the best builder in the area. If there is a problem, someone is there to help that day! The Estate’s HOA for the area in which we live includes all lawn and outside maintenance. Every sidewalk is swept and the streets are always free from trash and debris ! The neighborhood asthetic is consistent and inviting! It will always be maintained to the highest possible standard. Because our community is gated and so well maintained, we have the luxury of simply locking our house and taking off whenever we choose to do so. This feature is one of the nicest and most unusual. That feeling of safety and security is nice to have in this day and age.
Curb Appeal and Maintenance:
100/100
Developer Creditability:
100/100
HOA/POA Dues:
100/100
Proximity to Places of Interest:
100/100
Quality of Community Amenities:
100/100
Social Clubs:
100/100
Average:100/100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
5miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
18 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
29 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
105 miles
100/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
22 miles
100/100

Amenities

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
80/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
80/100
Architecture Style:
French Country
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

The Thoms Estate was acquired by Palm Hill in 2013. The Thoms Estate is one of ten projects in the Palm Hill portfolio.

No negative news is found on the internet about the Thoms Estate.

Sold Pricing

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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:
0.1064%
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:
$1,200

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697

Community Scorecard

Our Score:
Gold
94/100
Your Score:
Silver
80 / 100

Proximity

Nearest Hospital:
5miles
100/100
Nearest State Park:
10 miles
100/100
Nearest Shopping Mall:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Good Restaurants:
2 miles
100/100
Nearest Airport - Commercial:
18 miles
100/100
Nearest College:
3 miles
100/100
Nearest Landfill:
29 miles
100/100
Nearest Nuclear Facility:
105 miles
100/100
Nearest Odorous Facility:
22 miles
100/100

Amenities

Curb Appeal

Gated Entrance:
Yes
60/100
Streets Paved:
Yes
100/100
Street Lighting:
Decorative
80/100
Landscaping:
Enhanced
80/100
Architecture Style:
French Country
Water:
City
Sewer:
City
Natural Gas:
Yes

Developer Credibility

The Thoms Estate was acquired by Palm Hill in 2013. The Thoms Estate is one of ten projects in the Palm Hill portfolio.

No negative news is found on the internet about the Thoms Estate.

Taxes

County:
Buncombe
Real Estate:
0.1064%
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:
$1,200

Annual Club Membership Dues

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $7,597
Sport: $2,268
Social: $4,769

Initiation Fees/Deposits

Golf:
$0
Sport:
$0
Social:
$0
Southeast Average
Golf: $38,741
Sport: $10,568
Social: $17,697