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Beat The Summer Heat: Lake Junaluska

If you’re looking for a way to beat the summer heat, spend a day at Lake Junaluska. It’s right outside the gates of Avalon Mountain Community and is a family friendly place you will enjoy. Lake Junaluska is a 200 acre lake with a conference and retreat center located in a beautiful mountain setting. It […]

Top 10 Things to Do This Summer in Western North Carolina

Now that summer is here, you will gain new love for the mountains of Western North Carolina. The new season is beautiful, with colors, wildlife, and warmth! There are also so many great, fun filled things to do during the summer in Western NC. Living in Avalon puts you right in the heart of some […]

Six Steps to Building a Mountain Home

If you have ever visited the mountains of Western North Carolina, you can see their appeal. Simply put, the mountains are beautiful! The majestic, peaceful setting is an ideal escape from the city. Each season is distinct here, with snowy winters, springs full of life, mild summers, and colors like you have never seen in […]

Western North Carolina’s Contribution to Timeless American Literature

If you love American literature, you will enjoy visiting the homes of two famous American authors who lived in Western North Carolina: Carl Sandburg and Thomas Wolfe. Furthermore the Sandburg Home and Wolfe Memorial have both been designated as historic sites in North Carolina. At each place you’ll enjoy exhibits, activities and information about the authors. […]

Great Healthcare Close to Home

The fresh mountain air and access to top class trails make Avalon a great community for a healthy lifestyle. Mountain community living offers lots of healthy lifestyle choices but sometimes you need professional guidance and care. Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) provides the highest possible level of healthcare. HRMC has the expertise and leading edge […]

9 Things Everyone Must Do While Visiting Lake Lure

Get Lured to the Lake Living in Avalon puts you very close to a celebrated North Carolina spot: Lake Lure. It is located in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is 55.4 miles from Avalon.  There are lots of fun things to do, and it is a great place to […]

Avalon featured as the “Top Eco Community”

Enjoy the ultimate Mountain Community Lifestyle It feels good to get noticed, we all like a little attention from time to time. We’re excited to have the world-renown luxury magazine The Prospertere, select Avalon as a Top Eco Community to showcase Asheville and the Western North Carolina lifestyle. In April 2017 issue of The Prospertere, […]

6 Great Places to Hike in Western North Carolina

Hit The Trail Now that the weather is warmer it is a great time for hiking! Hiking is a fun way to experience the beauty of the mountains. You will see spectacular views, breathe the fresh mountain air, and get some exercise, too.  Living in Avalon puts you so close to some great places to hike […]

Discover The Classic Wineseller

People come to Avalon for the quiet beauty of the Smoky Mountains. But that doesn’t mean they want to leave it all behind! And while Asheville and its amenities are close by, Waynesville offers up some quiet luxuries nearer to hand. One visit to The Classic Wineseller and you will know there’s more to this […]