The Land Pioneer Site

Stunning 1.32 Acre lot in the Greyrock community

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Cash Price

$6,800
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Description

This lot has the $15,000 utility assessment already paid. This is a once in a lifetime type of listing at this price point.

This property has been assessed at $11,800.00, we are offering it at $6,800. Save over $5,000 compared to the county assessment.

This property has got electric and paved roads and is located right off of Rolling Ridge Trail. Come build your dream home and soak up the beauty of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains.

Located just minutes to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Hendersonville, Asheville. Community amenities include: common open space, hiking trails, lake access with kayaking/canoeing. This Lot backs up to a conservation trust tract. HOA dues are just $850/yr.

If you want to map this property or view it in person, you can simply plug in the coordinates. 35.501904, -82.220980

Call me at 858-261-7788 with any questions.

Property Information

Parcel Size

1.32

State

North Carolina

County

Rutherford

Parcel #

1638657

Features

Acres

1.32

Acres

Access

Paved Road

Access

Power

City Power

Power

Nearby Attractions/City

Lake Lure

History

In 1902, Dr. Lucius B. Morse and his brothers Hiram and Asahel purchased 64 acres (0.26 km2) around Chimney Rock (within present-day Chimney Rock State Park) for $5,000. They later acquired enough land in the area to bring the total to 8,000 acres (32 km2). Lucius Morse’s wife Elizabeth is credited with naming the lake (and the town).[5] Included in the area that became the lake, according to a blog entry by Russ Meade, was the town of Buffalo, believed to have been named for a nearby mountain that resembled a buffalo.[6]

In 1925, the Morse family created Carolina Mountain Power Company and funded the construction of a dam on the Broad River (through a mortgage) which produced the lake after which the town is named. The full impoundment of Lake Lure was completed in 1927. At ordinary water levels, Lake Lure covers approximately 720 acres (2.9 km2) and has a shoreline of approximately 27 miles (43 km). The dam’s power plant began operations in 1928 with the sale of electricity under a 10-year contract to Blue Ridge Power Co., a local predecessor of Duke Power. In modern times, the town continues to sell electricity to Duke Energy, although profits from the dam now come second to maintaining a fixed water level year-round.

In 1929, the plans for development came to a halt with the advent of the Great Depression. A mortgage-holder, Stroud & Company of Philadelphia, foreclosed on the lake and the dam. Stroud owned them and the power the dam generated until 1965. In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the legislation that authorized the Town of Lake Lure to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring the assets from Stroud. The dam, power company, and real estate of Lake Lure were acquired by the Town of Lake Lure in 1965.[5]

Tourism

Recreation and tourism have become crucial to the town’s economy; challenges to this industry have included the Party Rock wildfire[7][8] and the COVID-19 pandemic.[9]

In 1999, Pine Gables was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[10]

Lake Lure was a primary filming location for Dirty Dancing, and hosts an annual festival event honoring the movie.[11][12]

Located on Memorial Highway,[13] The Right Track Toy Train Museum, opened in 2011, features a large display of toy train memorabilia previously belonging to Larry Keyes. Larry’s widow, Peggy, opened the museum to honor her late husband, and 100% of the museum’s proceeds are donated to pancreatic cancer research.[14]

The Rocky Broad River Bridge, built in 1925 and closed to traffic in 2011, re-opened as the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge in 2013, with gardens spanning the 155-foot span of the bridge and expanding. Prior to the grand opening, the tourist attraction had already been visited by tourists from 36 states and 14 countries.[15] Today referred to as “The Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful”,[16] the Flowering Bridge features garden beds, a mobile phone tour, and a Sensory Tour for visually-impaired guests. It has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and has met the criteria to be designated as a Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch.[17] The bridge was briefly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1930204
19402123.9%
1950174−17.9%
196023333.9%
197045695.7%
19804887.0%
199069141.6%
20001,02748.6%
20101,19216.1%
2019 (est.)1,154[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[19]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,027 people, 495 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.6 people per square mile (29.2/km2). There were 1,957 housing units at an average density of 144.1 per square mile (55.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.27% White, 1.46% African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.19% Native American, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 495 households, out of which 10.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.38.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 10.4% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 36.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,417, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $39,464 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,459. About 4.9% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Geography

Lake Lure is located at 35°26′41″N 82°11′28″W.[20] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 13.6 square miles (35 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (8.11%) is water.Panorama of Lake Lure

Notable people

  • Verda Welcome, Maryland educator and politician, was born in Lake Lure.

Filming location

The Lake Lure area has been used several times as a filming location, beginning with Thunder Road (1958). Other movies that include scenes filmed in or near Lake Lure are: A Breed Apart (1984), Firestarter (1984), Dirty Dancing (1987), and My Fellow Americans (1996). Scenes in the film The Last of the Mohicans (1992), including the final 17 minutes, were filmed at nearby Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge.[21] Also, Careful What You Wish For (2015) starring Nick Jonas was filmed here.

Stunning 1.32 Acre lot in the Greyrock community

This lot has the $15,000 utility assessment already paid. This is a once in a lifetime type of listing at this price point.

This property has been assessed at $11,800.00, we are offering it at $6,700. Save over $5,000 compared to the county assessment.

This property has got electric and paved roads and is located right off of Rolling Ridge Trail. Come build your dream home and soak up the beauty of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains.

Payment Options

Cash Price

$6,800
Reserve Now

Description

This lot has the $15,000 utility assessment already paid. This is a once in a lifetime type of listing at this price point.

This property has been assessed at $11,800.00, we are offering it at $6,800. Save over $5,000 compared to the county assessment.

This property has got electric and paved roads and is located right off of Rolling Ridge Trail. Come build your dream home and soak up the beauty of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains.

Located just minutes to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Hendersonville, Asheville. Community amenities include: common open space, hiking trails, lake access with kayaking/canoeing. This Lot backs up to a conservation trust tract. HOA dues are just $850/yr.

If you want to map this property or view it in person, you can simply plug in the coordinates. 35.501904, -82.220980

Call me at 858-261-7788 with any questions.

Property Information

Parcel Size

1.32

State

North Carolina

County

Rutherford

Parcel #

1638657

Features

Acres

1.32

Acres

Access

Paved Road

Access

Power

City Power

Power

Nearby Attractions/City

Lake Lure

History

In 1902, Dr. Lucius B. Morse and his brothers Hiram and Asahel purchased 64 acres (0.26 km2) around Chimney Rock (within present-day Chimney Rock State Park) for $5,000. They later acquired enough land in the area to bring the total to 8,000 acres (32 km2). Lucius Morse’s wife Elizabeth is credited with naming the lake (and the town).[5] Included in the area that became the lake, according to a blog entry by Russ Meade, was the town of Buffalo, believed to have been named for a nearby mountain that resembled a buffalo.[6]

In 1925, the Morse family created Carolina Mountain Power Company and funded the construction of a dam on the Broad River (through a mortgage) which produced the lake after which the town is named. The full impoundment of Lake Lure was completed in 1927. At ordinary water levels, Lake Lure covers approximately 720 acres (2.9 km2) and has a shoreline of approximately 27 miles (43 km). The dam’s power plant began operations in 1928 with the sale of electricity under a 10-year contract to Blue Ridge Power Co., a local predecessor of Duke Power. In modern times, the town continues to sell electricity to Duke Energy, although profits from the dam now come second to maintaining a fixed water level year-round.

In 1929, the plans for development came to a halt with the advent of the Great Depression. A mortgage-holder, Stroud & Company of Philadelphia, foreclosed on the lake and the dam. Stroud owned them and the power the dam generated until 1965. In 1963, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the legislation that authorized the Town of Lake Lure to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of acquiring the assets from Stroud. The dam, power company, and real estate of Lake Lure were acquired by the Town of Lake Lure in 1965.[5]

Tourism

Recreation and tourism have become crucial to the town’s economy; challenges to this industry have included the Party Rock wildfire[7][8] and the COVID-19 pandemic.[9]

In 1999, Pine Gables was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[10]

Lake Lure was a primary filming location for Dirty Dancing, and hosts an annual festival event honoring the movie.[11][12]

Located on Memorial Highway,[13] The Right Track Toy Train Museum, opened in 2011, features a large display of toy train memorabilia previously belonging to Larry Keyes. Larry’s widow, Peggy, opened the museum to honor her late husband, and 100% of the museum’s proceeds are donated to pancreatic cancer research.[14]

The Rocky Broad River Bridge, built in 1925 and closed to traffic in 2011, re-opened as the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge in 2013, with gardens spanning the 155-foot span of the bridge and expanding. Prior to the grand opening, the tourist attraction had already been visited by tourists from 36 states and 14 countries.[15] Today referred to as “The Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful”,[16] the Flowering Bridge features garden beds, a mobile phone tour, and a Sensory Tour for visually-impaired guests. It has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat and has met the criteria to be designated as a Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch.[17] The bridge was briefly closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[18]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1930204
19402123.9%
1950174−17.9%
196023333.9%
197045695.7%
19804887.0%
199069141.6%
20001,02748.6%
20101,19216.1%
2019 (est.)1,154[2]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[19]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,027 people, 495 households, and 359 families residing in the town. The population density was 75.6 people per square mile (29.2/km2). There were 1,957 housing units at an average density of 144.1 per square mile (55.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.27% White, 1.46% African American, 0.29% Asian, 0.19% Native American, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.10% of the population.

There were 495 households, out of which 10.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.38.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 10.4% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 36.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,417, and the median income for a family was $45,833. Males had a median income of $39,464 versus $23,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,459. About 4.9% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Geography

Lake Lure is located at 35°26′41″N 82°11′28″W.[20] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 13.6 square miles (35 km2) of it is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) of it (8.11%) is water.Panorama of Lake Lure

Notable people

Filming location

The Lake Lure area has been used several times as a filming location, beginning with Thunder Road (1958). Other movies that include scenes filmed in or near Lake Lure are: A Breed Apart (1984), Firestarter (1984), Dirty Dancing (1987), and My Fellow Americans (1996). Scenes in the film The Last of the Mohicans (1992), including the final 17 minutes, were filmed at nearby Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge.[21] Also, Careful What You Wish For (2015) starring Nick Jonas was filmed here.