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By Joelle van den Berg | Broker in Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure NC Communities

Lake Lure Communities


Many of the homes you will find in the Lake Lure area are going to be in communities, with a property owners association (POA) and often with a security gate.  The reason for the POA is that outside incorporated towns and cities, there is typically little zoning regulation. The POA fills in that gap.  POA rules vary from very minimal to very protective.  You have to decide what level works best for you.  As for security gates, since they are not always here, many second home owners prefer a bit of extra protection for their vacation or second homes.  The Lake Lure is not a high crime area but isolated homes can be targets of quick break-ins that grab the latest in technology.

A few of our communities and what they offer:

Town of Lake Lure:  Residents within the town limits of Lake Lure are co-owners of the lake.   Town residents, full-time or part-time, get free access to the town beach as well as preference getting boat permits and boat slips.  Prices range from modest cabins at $100,000 to boat tour worthy mansions on the lake.

Rumbling Bald Resort is located on the north shore of the lake.  The community is popular with both full-time residents- many retired- and part-timers who offer their houses or condos as vacation rentals.  There is on-site property management and three onsite restaurants, formal to casual.  Amenities are extensive and make RB a destination for vacationers as well as weddings, golf retreats, family reunions, and corporate retreats.  There are many events during the year including antique car shows, the Dirty Dancing Festival, and The Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiads.  There is a beach and marina on the lake, a Wellness Center with well-equipped gym and exercise room, two outdoor and one indoor pool, tennis, hiking trails, two 18 hole golf courses and a mini-golf by the lake.  Volleyball, basketball and other activities add to the choices as do the opportunities to rent a boat, kayak or canoe. Properties for sale range from affordable efficiency condos to grand lakefronts to lots to build on.

Riverbend is a very casual rustic community with its own two small boat lakes with beautiful mountain views into the Hickory Nut Gorge. There is also frontage on the Broad River with a Nature Walk and a Swimming Hole.  The community is gated with a low key POA.  Log cabin as well as more traditional homes are tucked into the woods, barely visible during Spring-Fall.  Prices start around $150,000. There are plenty of lots for sale too if you prefer to build.


Vista at Bill’s Mountain is a gated community. This young community has few resale homes and townhomes but offers outstanding mountain view lots to build on.  Community tennis, pool and community lodge.


 Laurel Lakes is not gated.  The community is just north of Rumbling Bald and has a minimal intrusive POA.  Wide paved roads with underground utilities showcase the grand mountain views. Some homes have their own small ponds and the community shares access to Laurel Lake itself, small boat fishing and swimming lake. Home prices start in the low $200,000s

Sweetbriar and Brookside are mostly log home communities on the north side of Lake Lure.  Both are gated with minimal POAs.  Amenities are also minimal. Prices start around $175,000 for cabins. 

Lake Lure Village Resort is located on the east side of Lake Lure close to Chimney Rock State Park.  It is gated and the atmosphere is rustic.  The eastside location means quick access to Hendersonville and Asheville as well as a 10 minute ride to the state park.  LLVR has extensive frontage on the lake and two marinas for boat owners.  All lakefront is shared by the community.  Grand mountain views are also shared.  Homes vary from cabins to grand, starting around $150,000.

Firefly Cove is well-known as a filming site for the movie that made Lake lure famous, Dirty Dancing.  These days the dance barn is gone- except for the stone foundation- replaced by a new community of Arts and Crafts homes as well as upscale condos.  There is an exercise room, swimming pool and community lake access.  Price start around $300,000 for homes and about $50,000 for lots.

Lake Adger is located south of Lake Lure in the north part of Polk County.  The lake is smaller than Lake Lure but is also a quieter destination during busy summer months.  Lake Adger also offers equestrian trails. Homes vary from lakefront to offshore with deeded boat slips and multi-acre properties suitable for those who wish to keep horses.  Both homes and land are available.

There is something for everyone in the area.  I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to help you.


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