The Cashiers mountain region is an area of outstanding beauty, and naturally ripe for the development of real estate. Overdevelopment of this scenically stunning region is a growing concern for people in and around the area. But the inclination towards irresponsible development has been thwarted by a smart investor’s vision for preservation and low density planning.
The current rate of real estate development around the Cashiers region of North Carolina has meant the inevitable encroachment into the mountain area itself. The sheer outstanding beauty of the place offers the perfect opportunity and tendency for developers to ravage the land and turn the landscape into dense mountain subdivisions
Investor and developer Tim Bright anticipated this looming problem for the area, and has taken action.
Tim has established a conservation easement in The Preserve At Rock Creek that protects the vast majority of The Preserve from future development. Preserve at Rock Creek offers upscale mountain living with a unique environmental touch. The Preserve’s mission is to protect a beautiful parcel of land while sharing its beauty within a small group of owners. The developer fell in love with the 400 plus acre parcel and felt strongly about limiting its development.
In our discussion with Tim about Cashiers NC real estate, he said "I went with the premise, concerning density, that less is more" (read more about Tim's vision), the developer of The Preserve at Rock Creek.
"I wanted to preserve the pristine beauty of this exceptional 410 acre parcel, by limiting the number of lots to 60. The remaining 215 acres were committed to a conservation easement, which means that the land is permanently protected from any, and all, future development. That ensures an owner's family, their children's children, and all future generations, will be able to enjoy the same natural beauty that exists today."
The Preserve's amenities feature a large pond, wildflower meadow, ancient rock formations, and Rock Creek, which winds dramatically through the length of the land cascading down into waterfalls and small pools. Yet despite the natural setting, underground utilities and community water are provided to each site, and there are well-groomed hiking trails. Within moments of turning into The Preserve, the road rises to elevations between 3000-4800 feet, and one can lose oneself in breathtaking mountain views. A natural stone gate stands at the beginning of The Preserve at Rock Creek marking the perimeter of the property. For many residents who have other homes, the gated community offers security while owners are away.
The Preserve and its property lends itself as ideal Western North Carolina real estate and offers the perfect opportunity for people to enjoy the “good life”.
The Preserve is well-located just off Highway 64 within minutes of a post office, gas station, medical center, hardware store, and various shops. The convenience of The Preserve to both Asheville and Cashiers, a short distance away, offers all the amenities of upscale living without the crowds and hustle-bustle of many other summer destinations.
The area is abundant for those wanting endless physical activity or a laid-back retreat for those trying to find some tranquility. One owner said “With this crazy global situation and stress of city life, it is the perfect balance to living in a fast-paced city. I can’t think of a better place to put my money than The Preserve at Rock Creek. I’ve watched the value of my investment grow as I’ve fallen more and more in love with the area.”
At Preserve at Rock Creek, we have no distressed sales, foreclosures, or defaults, and property values have held steady. Property owners at The Preserve are not laden with high fees from the expenses from country club amenities. Property values are not being pulled down from the bank write downs, and the annual dues are minimal compared to country club amenity fees. Not only does the Preserve offer privacy, natural beauty in conservation, and great views, but the values are steady and the economic windfall of investing there, is unmatched in the area.
Preserve at Rock Creek has the best of both worlds. There is now the choice to buy superior real estate for a home located outside the club gates, while still enjoying membership and its amenities. Buyers have the option to access Country Club amenities without the hefty cost while owning steady real estate with property values not pulled down by market conditions. This all makes the future of this beautiful region that much more peaceful and secure for our purchasers and residence.