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Creston Real Estate
Our gated mountain community is a place for people who like their privacy but want the opportunity to get to know their neighbors, perhaps while walking the trails...

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The Creston POA publishes a quarterly newsletter made available to owners only. Find sample newsletters below.


Time-Sensitive Message from the Developer

Final Sale Prices Offered at a Fraction of the Original Pricing

Now is the time to benefit from great prices in an established North Carolina mountain community of beautiful homes and full-time residents located near the charming town of Black Mountain, NC and I-40.

Final Sale prices for the 15 remaining developer-owned homesites are offered at a fraction of the original prices due to the retirement of the developers. Text or call the Creston Development LLC developer directly at 828.243.4404.

The discounted sites are located in the Kestrel neighborhood, the last section developed at Creston and are comparably superior in their price range. Compare them along with Creston’s amenities to other western NC development located less than 10 miles from a desirable key town.

The building sites are on the protected southeast side of the mountain and are comparable to other expensive and previously sold homesites. Most have mid to long-range views and have easy building sites. They are also close to the secondary automatic gate in Kestrel, making access on and off the mountain quicker than using the main gate.

Prices will be reduced by the developer again in Spring 2020. Contact John Nelson, developer. Text/call 828.243.4404 or your local RE Broker.

There will be no future phases or altered development plans in Creston. There are also no unfilled promises. The community is actively managed by the owners through its POA.

If a quieter life is desired, Creston homesites offer privacy for those who want convenient seclusion. High speed internet provides many opportunities for working at home.

The 1100 acre community has 500 acres of conservation lands and common areas. There are only 135 homesites in Creston with 40 full-time residents at the moment, and growing. More homes are currently under construction at this time.

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A vibrant community of neighbors welcomes you.

Creston residents pride themselves on their diverse creative interests, active lifestyles and lasting friendships. Whatever your interests or hobbies you will find others at Creston to share with. Social groups have formed around a variety of activities such as hiking, wine tastings, yoga classes, trail maintenance and community-wide volunteering. A range of groups meet to discuss books, explore culinary arts, play golf and meet up at local restaurants and breweries. No matter your interests you are sure to find your place within Creston.

We had a vision for a an active mountain community.

As a husband and wife team, John & Marilyn Nelson envisioned an upscale mountain community surrounded by natural beauty and easy access to the quintessential mountain town of Black Mountain. We wanted to design a place where residents enjoy a nature-based setting while living in their beautiful homes and benefit from peaceful seclusion. Homesites were planned offering exceptional vistas in a low-density gated community while preserving the mountain’s forests, streams, wildlife & plant habitats and waterfalls.

Our vision has become reality.

As an established community since 2004, Creston’s 100+ property owners with about 40 year-round families now enjoy the best of all worlds: living on a freestanding mountain with fine neighbors, beautiful long range views, a woodland trails system, lofty views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a Community Center at the top of the mountain. Owners have full leadership within Creston through the Property Owner’s Association. One-half of the 1100 acres are preserved in perpetuity with the Foothills Conservancy; forever protected from future development for the enjoyment of residents, their families and guests.

Explore Creston.

We welcome you to explore our community for insights into neighbors and their community activities through the Photo Gallery which offers glimpses of Creston's beauty and homes within.

We invite you to speak with Creston homeowners about how Creston has enriched and elevated their lives.

We hope to share the enjoyment of living at Creston with you. Find out when a day hike is scheduled or a weekly (x3) yoga (co-ed) class at the Community Center. Join in to meet those you may wish to be your neighbors. They will welcome you.

Contact John Nelson, Developer
or your local RE Broker:

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