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Don’t Miss Hendersonville’s Upcoming Apple Festival

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and if you haven’t made plans yet, we may have just the thing for you: the annual Apple Festival in Hendersonville. With plenty of delicious food, live music and one of the best street fairs around, the Apple Festival is as American as, well, apple pie.

Starting on Friday, September 3rd, the streets of downtown Hendersonville will come alive for four straight days of food, fun and free entertainment. The Apple Festival has been going strong for more than 60 years, and last year’s festival drew a record-setting 200,000 visitors to Hendersonville.

If you are looking for single family homes near Asheville, NC, why not plan your trip so that it coincides with this year’s Apple Festival?

During the day, you can walk beautiful Main Street in Hendersonville and browse the handiwork of over 150 vendors. At night, you will enjoy non-stop entertainment from a professional stage, including live beach music by The Original Tams on Saturday night. The festival culminates on Monday afternoon with the King Apple Parade, which is always a crowd pleaser.

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River Stone: A Community That Defines Us

Creating the places where you want to be since 1988. It’s our tagline, our mantra, our company philosophy. Everyone from our builders to our marketers to our sales agents share this vision and passion for creating exceptional communities. So it begs the question: where do you want to be?

If you are like most homeowners, you want to be in a community that has heart and soul, surrounded by people who share your values and tastes. This goes beyond architectural standards and nice landscaping. We’re talking about living alongside neighbors who speak to each other in the streets and take an active part in the community.

One of the things that sets us apart from other real estate development companies is that our communities eventually take on a life of their own. Take River Stone for instance, a planned community in Fletcher, North Carolina, where exciting things have been happening all summer long.

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Looking for Real Estate in Western North Carolina?

Ah, the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you have lived here your whole life or have only visited, it’s easy to see why Western North Carolina real estate is so appealing. The area boasts beautiful natural scenery, a cooler climate and an exceptional standard of living.

Of course, with advantages like these, it’s no wonder the region didn’t remain a secret for long. Asheville is repeatedly named one of the country’s best places to live. Each year homebuyers from all over the country (and the world) come here searching for the finest in Western North Carolina real estate.

Chances are, you already know and love Asheville, but what if you are looking for something a little quieter—something off-the-beaten path and more affordable? If so, we have just the place for you.

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Four Popular Features of Cottage Style Homes near Asheville, NC

Why are cottage style homes so popular today? Is it their cozy, storybook appeal? Their smaller, adaptable design? Their open house floor plans that flow from room to room?

Whatever the reason, cottage style homes remain one of America’s favorite house floor plans, and River Stone Cottages near Hendersonville and Asheville, North Carolina, is no exception. From the picturesque windows to the steep rooflines, families can’t seem to get enough. Here are four standard features of our cottages that homeowners really appreciate:

1. Double-paned windows and an insulated front door: Before going green was the hip thing to do, it was the right thing to do. We have always built homes that were designed to save energy and keep your monthly utility bills low. These features have only grown in popularity in recent years.

2. Choice of carpets and exterior colors: Homeowners love the fact that they can choose from a variety of exterior colors and several brand-name, stain-resistant carpets. It’s like you have the freedom and flexibility of working with a custom home builder (without all of the headaches).

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New Home Building Now Underway at The Edinburgh

There’s no question that new home builders have taken a hit in recent years. But it’s not all doom and gloom out there. Our planned communities in East Tennessee are thriving, and we are proud to announce that new home building is already underway at The Edinburgh, a 160-acre master planned community in the Tri-Cities area.

If you don’t know anything about The Edinburgh yet, it’s time to learn a thing or two. That’s because The Edinburgh is unlike any master-planned community we’ve ever developed. What makes The Edinburgh so special is that it has an elementary school right in the heart of the neighborhood.

Imagine living in a place where your kids can walk or ride bikes to school without leaving the comfort of the community. (Sure, it’s a far cry from the days when you trudged seven miles to school through rain, sleet and snow, but at least your kids will have it better than you, right?)

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Decision Time: Choosing Between Several House Floor Plans

Ask anyone, and they will tell you: building a new home can be a rewarding and, at times, daunting process. There are countless decisions to make, especially when it comes to choosing from several house floor plans.

How many full bathrooms do you need? Do you want the fireplace in the sun room or great room? Would you rather have a storage closet or a powder room?

These are just a few of the questions you will need to answer when working with a new home builder. The good news is that we will help you pick a floor plan that surpasses your expectations and makes the decision-making process even easier.

At most of our planned communities, you have the freedom and flexibility to fine-tune your house floor plans, and one such community is Glen Coe, an intimate, upscale community in Fletcher, North Carolina.

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Great Homes and Great Planned Communities Go Hand-in-Hand

As a residential real estate company, we are constantly asking ourselves: what makes for outstanding single family homes? The answer: outstanding planned communities.

Of course, you shouldn’t have to choose between the two, and one community where both come together perfectly is Cedar Rock Village, a collection of single family homes located in Johnson City, Tennessee.

What makes Cedar Rock Village different from other planned communities isn’t just the incredible selection of house floor plans ranging from approximately 1,500- to 2,700-square feet. Or features like 30-year roof shingles and energy-saving windows that come standard on all Cedar Rock Village homes.

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River Stone: Three Asheville Neighborhoods in One

What if you could find an Asheville neighborhood that perfectly blends convenience, seclusion and affordability? Now you can.

River Stone is a master planned community with new homes for sale, centrally located between Asheville and Hendersonville, North Carolina. In addition to its great location, River Stone offers three neighborhoods with house floor plans of varying sizes, design features and price points.

That means you can find a home here that fits your personal tastes. And your budget.

No matter which neighborhood you choose, all River Stone homes come well-equipped with exceptional standard features, like hardwood flooring in the foyer and self-cleaning, smooth-top ranges in the kitchen.

So which one of these Asheville area neighborhoods is right for you?

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