Drakes Meadows – Asheville, NC
Drakes Meadows in Asheville, North Carolina
Drakes Meadows is an executive community located 9 miles southeast of downtown Asheville, NC. The subdivision has only one entrance so there is virtually no through traffic. This provides an element of privacy for the neighborhood.
The homes in Drakes Meadows are multi-story with exteriors finished in a number of materials to add style and appeal to the community. Yards are nicely landscaped with shrubs and greenery. The average lot size is 0.6 acres, which provides ample spacing between the homes.
There are three schools assigned to the Drakes Meadows area. Glen Arden Elementary School teaches kindergarten through 5th grade. Students in grades 6th through 8th attend Cane Creek Elementary. TC Roberson High School provides education for ninth through 12th grade.
Higher education facilities at nearby Asheville include South College, University of North Carolina at Asheville and the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Drakes Meadows is conveniently located near I-26 and US Hwy.25. Residents of are provided commercial flights by the Asheville Regional Airport which is within 4 miles of Drakes Meadows.
Entertainment and Attractions
Drakes Meadows is minutes from downtown Asheville. There residents will find an abundance of historic architecture, fine dining, art galleries and specialty shops. An assortment of nightclubs, pubs and coffeehouses provide the city with an exciting nightlife.
The city is home to a number of microbreweries, many of which also include restaurants. Asheville hosts its Brewgrass Festival annually in September. The festival features bluegrass music and those attending can sample an assortment of handcrafted beers.
Asheville’s historic shopping districts and two major malls provide delightful shopping for the area. The River Arts District is a major center for arts and crafts.
The historic Wall Street district is notable for its collection of specialty shops as is Biltmore Village. Biltmore Village is built at the entrance of the famous Biltmore Estate, which is the largest private residence in North America.
Residents can visit several museums including the Asheville Art Museum, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the Wheels through Time Museum. Other local attractions include the Asheville Ghost Trolley and the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad, which takes passengers through river gorges and mountain tunnels.
The area is surrounded by towering mountains and scenic landscapes, as it is located at the hub of Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains. There are a wide variety of ski trails suitable for beginners and experts alike.
Nearby Beech Mounts is the highest ski area in eastern North Carolina. Blowing Rock has 10 slopes and provides an excellent ski school. There is also an ice skating rink at Blowing Rock. Maggie Valley has 14 slopes and provides ski lessons.
Horseback riding and horse shows are popular activities in the area. There are a number of horse stables that provide riding instruction and trail rides into the hills and mountains. Several rivers in the area offer Class I through IV rapids for those interested in whitewater rafting. Parks and lakes abound in the area for swimming, boating and fishing.