Villages at Crest Mountain

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

  • Last updated: June 13, 2017 (3 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: November 9, 2009

Mission Statement

Asheville Community Intentional Eco-Village

Community Description

5 Miles from downtown Asheville…
The Villages at Crest Mountain is a comprehensive green-built neighborhood in Asheville, North Carolina focusing on fellowship, sustainability, organic food production and green building practices. This affordable intentional Eco-community encourages social interaction among people of diverse backgrounds and life-stages. The community is composed of two phases. Phase 1 consists of 12 acres of flat land, with over 2 acres of preserved green space in the center for gardens, gathering and recreation. Homes are placed around the perimeter of the green space creating a pocket neighborhood through garden development design. Phase 2 is the hillside above, offering increased elevation, mountain and city views, privacy, and larger floor plans. Homes are placed among the hardwood tree forest with traditional mountain homes and lot sizes. Lot prices begin at $62,000 with home and land packages beginning at $264,900.
The builders and home plans shown on the website are recommended based on the design of our project and the quality of their workmanship; however, you can select your own builder. Custom home plans are allowed, as well as adjustments to current plans, if you desire. To date we have 30 lot sales, with 23 homes complete and more currently under construction. Walking trails, organic gardens, children’s playground, and pot luck meals keep our residents active with fun activities. Orchards and vineyards have been planted and our central mail center is in use. Our Homeowners Association coordinates social activities, governance, community meals, food production, exercise opportunities, shared resources, walking trails, edible landscaping, and more. We have on site vacation rentals, which we offer at discounted prices for our real estate guests.
VCM features:
*Stylish, healthy built and energy efficient homes
*Two acres of central green space
*Community-wide rainwater harvesting
*Community walking trails, gardens, berry patches, orchards, vineyards, and edible landscaping
*South facing lots for optimal solar orientation
*Active Homeowners Association
*Offering two distinct phases giving the option of smaller affordable homes adjacent to acres of green space and larger elevated wooded lots offering views and privacy.Call us today(828)-252-7787
  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2009
  • Start Living Together: 2009
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Phone: 828-252-7787
  • Mailing Address:
    6 Celebration Place
    Asheville, North Carolina, 28806
    United States
  • Location


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
  • Location: Suburban


  • Area: 36 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 22
  • Planned Residence Types: Single-family homes, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase
  • Land owned by: Other
  • Additional Comments:

    Located within 165 AC Mountain Community

    Developer Owned

    6 more under construction and growing

    30 homes built


  • Adult Members: 40
  • Non-member Residents: 0
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Call the Villages at Crest Mountain for more information. 828-252-7787 or visit We are available to tour and can also provide rentals if needed.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Individual Choice

    Asheville has excellent public schools


  • Decision Making: Modified Consensus (everyone agrees, with some exceptions or fallbacks.)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Developer driven unil 90% sold out

    Advisory Board and HOA


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution: Encouraged or suggested
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments:

    Common areas are maintained by HOA

    Volunteer Basis

    Initiation Fee of $1250 At Closing

    HOA Dues of $60 per month

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Common Facilities: Garden(s)
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: ALL
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
  • Additional Diet Comments:

    Rotating pot luck and holiday parties

    Orchards Vineyards Gardens Edible landscaping, berry bushes

    Up to each individual

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (accepts all religions or spiritual practices)
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

5-10 Minutes to Downtown Asheville

July 11, 2009

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Community Network or Organization Affiliations

The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), Ecovillage Network of the Americas


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