Biltmore Forest, North Carolina, is located in western North Carolina and is a part of the Asheville metropolitan area.
About Biltmore Forest
Biltmore Forest has a population of 1,343 according to the 2010 United States Census and has a reputation for being a more affluent community. Zillow reports that the median home value in Biltmore Forest is $945,000. Home values in this community have gone up 11.4% over the past year and are predicted to rise 2.4% within the next year. This means buying a property in Biltmore Forest is a good investment, because the home and land are predicted to appreciate.
The Asheville area is well-known for its art scene, specifically the mile and a half River Arts District, where small independent artists own studios. Charming small cafes and shops line the rest of the city and downtown area. Live music, outdoor music, street performers, and festivals held throughout the year are strong traditions in the surrounding area. Asheville also has a substantial performing arts scene, including venues such as the Asheville Community Theatre and the professional North Carolina Stage Company.
The famous Biltmore Estate, built by American tycoon George Washington Vanderbilt II in the late 1800s, is a major historical landmark in Asheville. It is the largest privately owned home in the United States and an architectural marvel of the Gilded Age. The estate has been featured in many television specials, Hollywood films, and TV shows.
The natural beauty of the surrounding area is also of note, as Biltmore Forest is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, within easy driving distance of both Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway. Outdoor activities such as picnicking, hiking, and boating are abundant.
There is only one school within the city limits of Biltmore Forest, which is the private K-12 Carolina Day School. Other area schools include Asheville Middle School, Asheville High School, private Asheville School and Christ School, Blue Ridge Community College, and the University of North Carolina at Asheville, among others.
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