A Review of the Five Best Gated Communities in Western North Carolina

Derbyshire Main Entrance

Often when people reach out to us in the Derbyshire Sales Office, they will also mention additional   gated communities in Western North Carolina to see how our community stacks up when compared to others in the area. We recognize that each person will need to select the community that best fits their wants and needs when it comes to the location of their future home, and every community has different features to consider.

At Derbyshire we offer a gated lakeside community in Columbus, North Carolina with mountain views and access to several equestrian amenities. That isn’t always going to be the best fit for everyone who is looking for a gated community, and when we realize that is isn’t their perfect fit we have no reservations about recommending another gated community in the area that is a better fit for them.

For those people who need other options, our top five gated communities in Western North Carolina are:

–          The Cliffs at Walnut Cove in Asheville

–          Kenmure in Flat Rock

–          Creston in Black Mountain

–          Cummings Cove in Hendersonville

–          The Ramble at Biltmore Forest in Asheville

These communities offer diversity in location and some amenities that are not available here at Derbyshire.

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, which is part of the Cliffs Communities, features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. This gated community has a clubhouse and a wellness facility with tennis courts, along with hiking and biking trails. The community spans over 1500 acres. It is located about ten miles from Asheville, which is a wonderful city with many shopping and dining options.


Kenmure is a 1400 acre community in Flat Rock, about ten minutes south of Hendersonville. This community also features a golf course and clubhouse. They boast diverse social opportunities for their residents as well as access to a fitness facility with pools, steam saunas and tennis.


Creston in Black Mountain, which is also near Asheville, offers residents access to their community center, gazebo, and private park with streams and waterfalls. With incredible, long-range mountain views, it is a great escape while still being located near the city. With 1100 acres, residents have plenty of space to relax.

Cummings Cove

Cummings Cove is another great golf community. This one is located just miles from downtown Hendersonville, and is only a short trip from both Brevard and Asheville. It also features mountain views, a clubhouse, and a fitness facility. With 650 acres, it is smaller than the other communities, but still offers many amenities for its residents.

The Ramble at Biltmore Forest

The Ramble at Biltmore Forest is situated on over 1000 acres. It is another wonderful option for those people who do not require a golf course within their gated community. Their main focus is on the architecture within the community. It is also community that is closest to downtown Asheville. They feature a fitness facility and community walking trails.

Western North Carolina offers many options for those who are seeking out the perfect gated community. With choices including golf, mountain views, lake front homes, community clubhouses and fitness facilities, there will be a perfect fit for everyone.




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