Biltmore Forest is one of south Asheville’s oldest and finest golf course communities, the golf course and community feature a Donald Ross designed 18 hole golf course and the prestigious Biltmore Forest Country Club. The area which is 1600 acres or 3 square miles, is home to some of the largest estates in the area and is one of the most desirable places to live in Western North Carolina.
Biltmore Forest is a planned residential community with a rich cultural history. The Town was planned by the best professional planners of the time. Mr. C.D. Beadle an associate of the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted of Boston, planned the protection, preservation, and perfection of the natural beauty of the area that is now known as Biltmore Forest. Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted is considered the Father of Landscape Architecture, planned his landscape to preserve the beauty of the natural environment and attempted to create a rural atmosphere although his designs were often located in cities. He was involved in the design of New York’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
Biltmore Forest and subsequent development is also a living example of the influence and pioneering spirit in landscape architecture. The idea of a planned community that incorporates the beauty of nature and considers the residents was a novel idea in the 1920’s that has impacted communities today.
The Town of Biltmore Forest was incorporated in 1923, and was determined eligible for Determination as a Historic District by the U.S. Department of Interior in March 1990. The idea of preserving and enhancing nature is at the core of the beauty of Biltmore Forest. Biltmore Forest is privately incorporated and has its own police force and fire protection. In 1996, 2000, and 2001 Worth Magazine listed Biltmore Forest in the top 250 wealthiest towns in the US and the states finest. Homes range from $200,000 to over $5 million. If you are interested in a 1920’s manor home or a newly designed estate Biltmore Forest has many luxurious options available.
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