New To The Cliffs Collection is the Creekside Farm with Community Garden And Golf Ridge Cottages With Scenic Views
By Samantha Myers
“It’s an exciting period of growth at The Cliffs, with the ongoing developments in both the Walnut Cove and Mountain Park communities,” says Kent Smith, president of Cliffs Land Partners. “With these distinct new offerings, we are continuing to expand our portfolio of unparalleled lifestyle and real estate opportunities that offer an elevated experience and quality of life to our residents.”
The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury residential mountain and lake club communities in the Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains between Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina, as well as Clemson, South Carolina. Located at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, a 20-minute drive from Asheville, is Creekside Farm, a new property featuring 18 homesites with pastoral views of a 60-acre working farm and Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course.
“We have just launched an organic farm inside the gate. People have a strong interest in farm-to-table and we have been a little challenged in the planned community to fit that into an otherwise country club setting,” says Smith. “We decided to put it inside the community of walnut cove — we have a full-time farm manager, property manager, and people can get their fresh vegetables and produce and take it back to their homes without ever leaving the gate.” Complete with a barn built in 1932, the “agri-hood” will continue to supply members with fresh produce each week.
Also new to The Cliffs is The Golf Ridge Cottages at Mountain Park, which offers 22 home and homesite packages atop a picturesque ridgeline at the southernmost edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
“We’ve seen a trend to more modest square footage, we’re seeing more empty-nesters who don’t want 6,000-square-foot homes, they want around 2,800- to 3,200-square-foot properties. Consequently, the properties are under a million, in the $800,000-900,000 range with beautiful views. We’re just breaking ground in that area.” Finish packages on these homes, planned by luxury builder Arthur Rutenberg Homes are available in Mountain Rustic of Craftsman style.
“Most planned communities are architecturally appealing and offer a wellness center and amenities,” says Smith. “The one big difference for us, The Cliffs, is where we’re located. We’re surrounded by 1 million acres of National Forest in a temperate year-round climate.” Besides its seven clubs, seven golf courses, and 6 wellness centers, the suite of amenities offered at The Cliffs include boating, watersports, a marina, beach club, cycling, paddle sports, tennis complexes, an equestrian center, hiking trails, wakeboarding and more.
“The person that comes here tends to be really immersed in the outdoor recreation and setting for themselves and their families,” says Smith. “Here you get all four seasons without too much of any in particular. Because of that, what we’ve come to see is a really active inbound population. We’ve got lots of people that like to hike and bike. The director of cycling for The Cliffs has ridden in 17 Tour de Frances. So much of the riding in the Blue Ridge Mountains is not unlike riding through the countryside in France.”