Balsam Mountain Preserve - Sylvia, NC

The lowest density private Club community in the western North Carolina mountains, just 40 minutes from downtown Asheville, Balsam Mountain Preserve offers a concept rarely found in today’s homogenized, digitized world - a true sense of place.

Marvel at the authentic and architecturally diverse homes that already nestle into this high elevation 4,400 acre private community. Created with a commitment to preserve its natural surroundings, over 3,400 acres, or nearly 75% of the community, has been placed in a permanent conservation easement, ensuring it will never be developed and will always remain for future generations in its present park-like state.

Members select from an impressive array of family and individual activities from championship golf and tennis courts, to miles of hiking trails and private family camping.

Balsam Preserve

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Map and directions

From Asheville Airport: Take I-26 West towards downtown Asheville. The third interchange will be the I-40/I-26 connector. Take I-40 West towards Knoxville. Stay on I-40 for about 15 minutes until you come to Exit 27. Take Exit 27, Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, towards Waynesville, which will take you all the way to Balsam Mountain Preserve. Follow the highway through Waynesville. About 5 minutes outside Waynesville, you'll pass under the Blue Ridge Parkway. At this point, start looking at the mile markers on the right side of the highway for mile marker 90. Move into the left lane to make the turn. Take the turn lane just ahead, onto Preserve Drive. Our Sales Center will be the first left turn.