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Best Mountain Communities of 2019

Best Mountain Communities

Best of the Best 2019 Community Awards

Hiking through mountain trails and finding that perfect stream or waterfall makes for the best day. These communities offer that serenity along with picture-perfect hillside and mountain-ridge settings. If you want incredible views from your porch along with an active lifestyle in the mountains, one of these communities could be right for you.

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ideal-LIVING Best of the Best

Cullowhee River Club on the Tuckasegee

Cullowhee River Club on the Tuckasegee

Sylva, North Carolina

Cullowhee - Cullowhee River Club is a unique, handcrafted, Blue Ridge Mountain Community nestled between Western Carolina University and the scenic Tuckasegee River in Cullowhee, NC. Life here thrives on the excitement of outdoor recreational adventures and the inspiring arts and entertainment of a vibrant university community. Come visit our riverfront mountain community of cabins and cottages and see what life here is all about. Read More...

NC


SunRiver St. George

SunRiver St. George

St. George, Utah

St. George, UT - At the gateway to the national parks in southern Utah, you’ll find SunRiver only 15 minutes from Snow Canyon and just 45 minutes from Zion National Park. It’s ideally situated among the red rocks, where you can play golf amidst the desert mountain terrain. SunRiver St. George is home to over 60 clubs and social groups, and the new SunRiver Villas is creating new clubs every day! As a resident, you automatically have access to all the facilities including the 35,000+ sq ft SunRiver St. George community center, walking and cart paths, the golf course, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.

UT

The Cliffs at Glassy

The Cliffs at Glassy

Landrum, South Carolina

Landrum, SC - The Cliffs at Glassy is a premier, 3,500-acre golf and wellness community. Established in 1991, Glassy was the first of The Cliffs’ seven communities and the first gated, masterplanned mountain community in the state of South Carolina. Perched atop Glassy Mountain, the community boasts elevations as high as 3,200 feet offering panoramic views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The Cliffs at Glassy is nestled among over 12,000 acres of protected wilderness, ensuring these captivating views and natural splendor remain untouched for generations to come.

SC

Glacier Club | Colorado Gated Communities

Glacier Club | Colorado Gated Communities

Durango , Colorado

Durango, CO - Imagine waking up to sunrises over snowy peaks or winding down to sunsets bathing panoramic vistas with hues of pink and orange. Think of fresh air that smells green and awakens your senses. Close your eyes and see yourself looking up and around at nature's untouched terrain. This is what awaits you at Glacier. The guiding force behind the Glacier Club is to utilize the property's greatest assets, which are its magnificent views, interesting topography and rock formations that design details for the courses' strategy and playability. The golf course is carved through dramatic granite rock outcroppings defining the character of the course. Read More...

CO


David Weekley Homes - Victory at Verrado

David Weekley Homes - Victory at Verrado

Buckeye, Arizona

Buckeye, AZ - With a stunning White Tank Mountain backdrop, the 55+ community of Victory at Verrado offers everything you could want in a mountain community. Victory at Verrado features beautiful, energy-efficient Encore by David Weekley homes, including golf-course walkout homes, with tailored floor plans and expanded outdoor living areas. A vast array of amenities include a clubhouse, community center, fitness center, resort-style pool and water park. Golfers are in heaven with access to multiple Verrado Golf Courses and the Verrado Golf Club. Residents enjoy a packed calendar of events planned by an onsite Lifestyle Director, and nature enthusiasts can explore Victory at Verrado's miles of hiking and biking trails, numerous green belts and natural wildlife habitat. Read More...

AZ


Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain - NC Mountain Communities

Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain - NC Mountain Communities

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville, NC - Unparalleled panoramic views of Blue Ridge Mountains. Minutes from downtown Hendersonville and the Asheville Airport. Developed on "a prairie on a mountaintop" Grand Highlands unique topography permits outstanding views without steep grades. With 145 home sites on 344 acres, nearly all homes have expansive green areas nearby. At elevations from 3,200 to 3,800 feet, our residents enjoy cool summers without the harsh winters. Grand Highlands is one of few gated mountain developments with city water and high-speed internet cable. Life at Grand Highlands offers opportunities to participate in many social and outdoor activities. Read More...

NC


Jasper Highlands - Tennessee Gated Communities

Jasper Highlands - Tennessee Gated Communities

Kimball, Tennessee

Kimball, TN - Did you know that 7 out of 10 of our property owners bought on their very first visit? Plan your visit so you can see why Jasper Highlands has become the most popular retirement destination in Tennessee. The extremely low cost of living, breathtaking views, sense of community yet spacious homesites, amenities, and ideal location just 25 minutes west of Chattanooga are just a handful of reasons why the quality of life is second to none at Jasper Highlands. Read More...

TN


Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Soleil Laurel Canyon - Georgia 55 Plus Communities

Canton, Georgia

Canton, GA - Soleil Laurel Canyon is an award winning Master Planned Community nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. Our final phase is selling fast but great a great selection of homes are still available with floor plans to fit every need. Living here lets you experience breathtaking views and access to the everything that makes mountain life so appealing. Recreational and cultural activities are endless here, and Atlanta is just a short drive away. Read More...

GA


Red Ledges Utah

Red Ledges Utah

Heber City, Utah

Park City/Heber Valley, Utah - Your Rocky Mountain private club community can be convenient, too! SLC is a Delta hub, so there's only 45 minutes between your direct flight and your Red Ledges basecamp for the best of the Rockies. Imagine Park City and Sundance skiing, world class mountain biking and fly fishing, and Golf Magazine's "Best New Private Course in America," all just minutes from your home, mountain cottage or club cabin. That's what two Fortune 500 CEOs (based in Maryland and Florida) imagined when they created Red Ledges over a decade ago - a convenient escape, and a fun, friendly community. Read More...

UT


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