Welcome to your new homesite! This property at a glance:
Acreage: 1.57 acres
Typical Home Sites Start at: $175,000-$250,000
Welcome home to one of the most sought after subdivisions in all of North Carolina. Avalon is the home to million dollar views and million dollar homes. Live in luxury without having to be a millionaire. This parcel is priced hyper competitively and be one of the nicest in the entire subdivision. This is a must see.
Enjoy 360 picturesque mountain views while taking advantage of the peace and serenity of this luxury mountain community. This community comes with community hiking trails, parks, catch and release ponds and a community pavilion standard. While you get swept away with nature, return home to some of the fastest internet in all of North Carolina as the entire community has been fashioned with fiber optic internet which allows you to enjoy blazing fast internet and feel connected to the world while tucked away in the mountains. Perfect for working at home, enjoying streaming services or anyone who appreciates having reliable high speed internet connections.
The gorgeous mountain community of Avalon lies 25 minutes west of Asheville, which has been crowned America’s #1 destination. Perfectly positioned between the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the iconic peaks of Mt. Pisgah and Cold Mountain, Avalon homes are conveniently perched above Lake Junaluska and just a short drive away from the historic towns of Waynesville and Maggie Valley. Enjoy a lazy stroll down the charming Main Street, with many trendy shops and tasty eateries to sample along the way. Avalon provides you city comforts such as that in-town address with high-speed fiber optics, city water, community fire hydrants, paved roads, and underground power, while still offering the perks of nature such as hiking trails, parks, a fishing pond, waterfalls and stunning panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
5 Minutes to Lake Junaluska
10 Minutes to Waynesville
10 Minutes to World Class Healthcare
25 Minutes to Casino
25 Minutes to Asheville
40 Minutes to Airport
Come make this gorgeous 1.57 acre yours today, listed to sell at just $175,000. Call me at 858-261-7788 with any questions.
If you want to see this parcel in person, you can plug in the coordinates into your map Latitude: 35.4629086, Longitude: -82.1679929
Property Details at a glance:
Property Taxes: $658.08
Each homesite has something special to offer and homes can be customized to your preferences.
- Price range $175,000 to $295,000
- Size 1 to 4 acres
- Elevation 3,100’ to 4,000’
- Mature hardwoods
- Easy access build sites
- No time frame to build
- Architectural Design Guidelines
- Minimum house size 1600 sq ft for a single story, 1,800 sq ft for a two story
Each homesite has access to utilities from local, reputable companies.
- Power – Haywood EMC
- Water – Junaluska Sanitary District
- Phone & Internet – AT&T
- Septic – Haywood County Health Department
- Homesite soil evaluations complete
Avalon has a Home Owners Association that maintains the community which includes:
- $1,420 annually
- Road maintenance
- Gated entrance
- Entrance and roadway lighting and landscaping
- Snow removal
- Common area maintenance
Lake Junaluska is a census-designated place (CDP) in Haywood County, North Carolina, United States, and a manmade lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lake Junaluska is named after nearby Mount Junaluska (now North Eaglenest Mountain), which was named after Chief Junaluska, a Cherokee leader in the early nineteenth century. As of the 2010 census the population of the community was 2,734.
The 200-acre (81 ha) manmade lake of the same name is surrounded by private residences and the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The lake is fed primarily from Richland Creek and discharges into the creek, maintaining an approximately constant lake level. Richland Creek is a tributary to the Pigeon River. Recreation on the lake includes canoes, kayaks, fishing and swimming. To maintain a quiet environment, only electric trolling motors are permitted to operate on the lake. There is a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) paved walking trail around the lake. The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby, as is Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Before Indian Removal in 1839, all this area was part of the homelands of the Cherokee people. Today the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is based on Qualla Boundary in North Carolina, the only federally recognized tribe in the state.
European Americans took over most of the former Cherokee territories. On June 25, 1913, the Second General Missionary Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South convened in the new auditorium built here. It was beside a new lake being filled after the damming of Richland Creek. As there were only 13 houses and no hotel until 1914, the 4,000 people had to stay elsewhere.
The Junaluska Inn was built in 1917, but it caught fire and burned down the next year. A new hotel in 1921 was built on the same site, eventually to be named for Bishop Walter Russell Lambuth. Additions were made in 1956 and 1964.
In 1922, a large, lighted cross was erected at a spot overlooking the lake near Lambuth Inn, the oldest hotel at the lake. In 1994, a new cross was installed. The original, eventually restored, was moved to Mount Shepherd Retreat Center near Asheboro, North Carolina.
Conference and Retreat Center
The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center hosts events for the United Methodist Church, Seventh-day Adventist Church, The Salvation Army, Church of the Brethren, and other organizations. Several musical events are hosted in Stuart Auditorium, including Folkmoot USA programs and Appalachian bluegrass concerts. The Smoky Mountain Folk Festival is held here. The facilities are intended to be used for the renewal of “body, mind and spirit”.
The Terrace Hotel and the Lambuth Inn, the community’s primary accommodations, were extensively renovated in 2015 and 2018. The Corneille Bryan Native Garden contains many plants once abundant in the region but now rare.The Methodist Memorial Chapel
The Conference and Retreat Center is governed by an active, diverse 32-member Board of Trustees. Some 68% of the Board members are property owners in the Lake Junaluska community. The board provides strategic direction, and budget approval for the Conference and Retreat Center, the Lake Junaluska Public Works, residential fees, and utility (water and sewer) rates. The Executive Director, who has day-to-day management responsibility, reports to the board of Trustees. The board approves changes to the rules and regulations of the community.
The amenities of Lake Junaluska include lodging, meeting facilities, dining (food service), trails, gardens, meditation areas, golf, and other recreation opportunities. The maintenance of the public areas around the lake and the dam, which is inspected annually, are funded primarily through charitable giving and proceeds from lodging guests. There is periodic removal of sediment that has been carried into the lake from Richland Creek. All property within the boundaries of the Assembly, approximately 5.8 square miles (15 km2), has deed covenant restrictions that give the Board of Trustees the right to enforce regulations and the first right of refusal on all property sales.
The community of Lake Junaluska is located in central Haywood County just east of the artificial lake of the same name. The lake was formed by damming Richland Creek (a tributary to the Pigeon River) which flows northwest of the community. Haywood County has 18 mountain peaks over 6,000 feet (1,800 m), more than any other county east of the Mississippi River. The closest high summits are 4,228-foot (1,289 m) High Top on Utah Mountain, 2 miles (3 km) to the north; and 5,071-foot (1,546 m) North Eaglenest Mountain (formerly Mount Junaluska), 4 miles (6 km) to the southwest.North Eaglenest Mountain, formerly called Mount Junaluska
The community is bordered by Waynesville, the Haywood county seat, to the south; Maggie Valley to the west, and Clyde to the east. U.S. Routes 19, 23, 74, and 276 all pass through the community. Interstate 40 passes just northeast of the community, with access from Exits 24 and 27.
Asheville, the major city in the region, is 27 miles (43 km) to the east via I-40 or by Routes 19, 23, and 74. Route 19 leads west 25 miles (40 km) to Cherokee, base on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and near the south entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Routes 23 and 74, the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway, leads southwest 22 miles (35 km) to Sylva, and US 276 leads southeast through Waynesville and 41 miles (66 km) to Brevard.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lake Junaluska CDP has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2) are land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), or 5.53%, are water.
Lake Junaluska has an oceanic climate under the Köppen climate classification (Köppen Cfb). Monthly temperature averages range from 37.2 °F (2.9 °C) in January to 70.9 °F (21.6 °C) in July. Precipitation averages 46.1 inches (1,170 mm) annually, and snowfall averages 13.8 inches (350 mm).
|hideClimate data for Lake Junaluska, North Carolina|
|Record high °F (°C)||78|
|Average high °F (°C)||49.0|
|Average low °F (°C)||23.3|
|Record low °F (°C)||−22|
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||4.33|
|Average snowfall inches (cm)||4.7|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)||10.7||10.7||11.7||11.5||12.6||13.0||14.1||12.6||10.1||8.4||10.1||11.0||136.5|
|Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)||2.1||2.1||1.2||0.3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.4||1.4||7.6|
|Source: NOAA (normals 1981−2010)|
The Lake Junaluska Public Works office manages the roads and utilities. Water for the community is purchased from the town of Waynesville, and sewage treatment is provided by Waynesville through a purchase agreement. Water and sewer fees and annual service fees provide funds for maintenance and improvements to the infrastructure. The community has engaged in a program to renew roads and systematically replace water and sewer lines without incurring debt. A prioritized list of improvements was initially developed, and replacement of the oldest underground water lines has saved money by reducing water loss due to leakage.
A Community Council of elected representatives provides guidance to the public works office and Conference and Retreat Center leadership on issues that impact the community, such as utility rates, annual service charges, residential rules, and regulations. Open monthly meetings also provide a means for the property owners to learn about new developments in the community and provide input to the council and the conference and retreat center leadership.
The community of residents, year-round and seasonal alike, are a very diverse active group that enjoy many opportunities for involvement in recreation and fellowship. Community organizations include the Lake Junaluska Assembly Property Owners organization (LJAPOO), which addresses issues associated with the ownership, and the Junaluskans, which is a service group that meets twice monthly and supports many activities.
The campus is also the home to the Foundation for Evangelism, a non-profit organization serving ministries of the United Methodist Church by promoting the growth of new generations of clergy and laity that have a passion for evangelism.
Lake Junaluska is the site of the headquarters of the World Methodist Council (WMC), a consultative body linking almost all Methodist denominations worldwide.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,675 people, 1,262 households, and 861 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 483.6 people per square mile (186.8/km2). There were 1,848 housing units at an average density of 334.1 per square mile (129.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.65% White, 0.37% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.
There were 1,262 households, out of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.57.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 16.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $46,932, and the median income for a family was $54,444. Males had a median income of $38,224 versus $29,219 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,031. About 4.2% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.