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Asheville, North Carolina

Address: 466 Crowfields Drive
Price: $249,900
Square feet: 2,186
Price per square foot: $114

This is a condo, but don't be fooled. This two-story home in the Crowfields Condo Community offers some generous space. There are three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath, a formal dining room and a den. The kitchen has wood floors, standard appliances and solid surface countertops. Also included: a heated sun porch with a sliding glass window that looks out into the manicured back yard.

With meadows, ponds, creeks and an abundance of trees and wildlife over 72 wooded acres, The Crowfields is for the nature lover. Additional community amenities include a heated outdoor pool and a clubhouse used for events and social activities. Condo fees are $396 per month. Forbes listed Asheville for the nice scenery, low cost of living and nice climate.

Judy Price; Beverly-Hanks & Associates; 828-254-7221