The Bees Knees: Bee Tree Neighborhood in Swannanoa, North Carolina

Dated: May 14 2024

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Swannanoa began growing in 1785 with the establishment of the first white settlement in the Swannanoa Valley. Settlers eventually began developing lumber companies, bringing even more people and businesses to the area. During the 1920s, the city of Asheville, NC, created a dam to direct Bee Tree Creek and other mountain creeks and springs into the area now known as the Bee Tree Reservoir. The reservoir is now one of Asheville's main water sources. 

Welcome to Bee Tree!

Today, over a century after the reservoir was created, the Bee Tree neighborhood is still growing. As more people search for affordable homes outside of Asheville, they find space within Swannanoa and its neighborhoods. The neighborhood mostly follows Bee Tree Road, with other roads spurring off that one. New builds are on smaller lots within pocket neighborhoods, while older houses enjoy a little bit more acreage. Most houses are between $300-500K. 

Regardless of where you live within the Bee Tree, you are sure to be close to nature with beautiful views of the mountains. There are several schools nearby, as well as the Asheville Fishing Academy. Shopping can be done in either East Asheville or Black Mountain, both of which are about a 10-minute drive east or west. With plans approved for recreational areas and more construction throughout Swannanoa, residents will likely see some more grocery stores and shopping options in the future.

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