Best Mountain Views

Sitting on top of a mountain looking out for miles toward the horizon or nestled in a valley embraced by the peaks illicits an indescribable peacefulness.
These communities offer that serenity along with picture-perfect hillside and mountain-ridge settings. 

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards



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Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | The Cliffs

The Cliffs Communities

Between the seven dynamic communities that make up The Cliffs, there is something for everyone. They cover both lakeside and mountain living, have seven nationally-ranked golf courses, miles of hiking trails, state of the art amenities and even a team of Outdoor Adventure Specialists to assist with smooth adventures into the nature. From 75-mile views atop Glassy Mountain to a pristine, shimmering lake nestled among the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or charming community bordering the Pisgah National Forest and iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, there’s no better place to immerse oneself in incredible mountain views.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Soleil Laurel Canyon

Soleil Laurel Canyon

Canton, GA — Soleil Laurel Canyon is the premier active adult lifestyle community, located in the foothills of Canton, GA. This award-winning, active adult community is just minutes from shopping, dining, hospitals and culture. Soleil Laurel Canyon boasts a full range of amenities including a 28,000 square-foot clubhouse, gourmet teaching kitchen, fitness center, tennis courts, greenhouse, lagoon-style pool, fishing lake, amphitheater, walking trails, and adjacent Fairways of Canton golf course. Explore your passions and discover why Soleil is the place to be.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Jasper Highlands

Jasper Highlands

Kimball, TN — Located on the Cumberland Plateau of southeast TN, Jasper Highlands features unmatched natural wonders and spacious home sites ranging from 1-12 acres, many of which have back deck unobstructed 50+ mile views across the Tennessee River Valley to the distant mountains. The mountaintop community is located just 6 minutes from shopping, dining, and interstate access. Renowned developer John Thornton plans to create over 100 miles of scenic hiking trails, the most recent of which meanders along the escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau, through old growth Tennessee forest and incredible rock formations, to a 110’ waterfall.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Echota


Boone, NC — Echota is a resort community nestled in NC’s Blue Ridge Mountains between Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock. The community’s completed amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, two clubhouses, fitness facilities, stocked fishing ponds, 25-acre riverpark, bocce, croquet and a putting green. Carefully built among the natural landscape, the homes have all been positioned for the ideal view of the mountains, whether that’s the iconic Grandfather Mountain profile view or the long-range layered view looking into the Tennessee Valley. The maintenance-free lifestyle allows owners to come in, relax and let Echota take care of the rest.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | The Coves

The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir City, NC — Crisp mountain air and clear blue skies along a peaceful river, The Coves at Round Mountain offers a comfortable pace of life. Located on over five miles of frontage on the Johns River, The Coves offers a timeless respite to listen to waterfalls and hike along the trails just about the full-service equestrian center.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Balsam

Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, NC — Located in western North Carolina, near Asheville, Balsam Mountain Preserve is just that a 3,200 acre preserve and wildlife conservation. The Balsam Mountain Trust protects the land, educates, and inspires others to preserve its resources. Life here revolves around nature and allowing residents to disconnect and reconnect to loved ones. At elevations of 3,700 ft, golf, camping, horseback riding, and trail blazing, life at Balsam Mountain Preserve offers a tremendous opportunity. Not to mention, the fresh organic, locally grown foods at the Lodge restaurant.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Grand Highlands

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, NC — Unparalleled panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and pristine forests is just minutes from the conveniences of Hendersonville, NC and the Asheville Airport. Grand Highlands was developed on “a prairie on a mountaintop” with unique topography that allows long distance panoramic views without steep drops. With approximately 145 home sites on 344 acres, the community is designed to have expansive green areas near almost every site. It’s at the ideal altitude from 3,200 to 3,800 feet to enjoy cool summers without the harsh winters.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | RedTail Mountain

RedTail Mountain Resort Community

Red Tail Mountain, TN — This community is aptly named for the Redtail Hawks frequently seen soaring majestically over the property. Wrapped in the unspoiled beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, this 3000-acre gated community is located 20 miles north of Boone, NC. A sense of romance and intrigue awaits as you gaze upon the ever-changing landscape and panoramic views. Crystal blue streams meander past an intense array of green dotted with wild iris, rhododendron and mountain laurel creating a pallet of color only nature could produce. A symbol of the American story, the spirit of exploration and the need for adventure are all deep-rooted in these ancient mountains.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | SouthCliff


Asheville, NC — Exclusive mountain-top lots in an award-winning gated community where every day starts with an amazing panoramic view of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Southcliff offers a resort lifestyle with a broad range of amenities, and is surrounded by the urban vibe of Asheville. It is the ideal place for those who want to enjoy an extraordinary life where the spirits of nature and city blend in perfect harmony.

Best Mountain Views | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | Victory at Verrado

Victory at Verrado

Buckeye, AZ — Blessed with sunsets over the awe inspiring White Tank Mountains, it’s easy to see why the Active Adult community, Victory at Varrado, won the Best Mountain Views award. With plenty of thoughtfully designed outdoor living space for friends and family to come together, the stunning vistas of mountain peaks and deep valleys can be enjoyed by everyone. Victory at Varrado also boosts of a golf course, resort-style pool and clubhouse, miles of spectacular trails and abundant local wildlife, ensuring that the entire family is well catered for.

Best New Communities | Best of the Best 2017 Community Awards | ventana


Asheville, North Carolina—At 3,000 ft., this exquisite gated mountain community offers a private setting where residents can enjoy nature while still taking part in the laid back city of Asheville. When creating homes, Ventana seeks to minimize the impact on the surrounding landscapes to preserve the natural beauty. Their design team is know for its sustainability practices. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ventana affords you the benefits of sustainable, refined, rural mountain living while remaining close to a convenient, vibrant downtown.

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