Black Mountain homes and mountain properties in a private NC gated community near Asheville.

Black Mountain

Creston is located about 9 miles to the charming town of Black Mountain via NC Scenic Highway 9N. First settled in the 1780's, the community was originally known as Grey Eagle. The name was changed in the 1800s in tribute to the lofty mountain range five miles to the north.

Black Mountain's historic downtown has a variety of shops, galleries, antique stores, over 20 cafes and restaurants, as well as a museum, performing arts center, public library, music hall and a wonderful, old-fashioned hardware store.

Numerous conference centers are located within a few miles of town, including Ridgecrest, Blue Ridge Assembly, The Cove, and Christmount. Adjoining Black Mountain is the village of Montreat and Montreat College, a small liberal arts college.