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159 W Main Street, Brevard, North Carolina 28712 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$150000 - $500000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Town home, Attached Villa, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:No Restrictions
  • Gated:No
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The City of Brevard was named after a revolutionary war veteran named Ephriam Brevard in the early 1860's. The towns most early visitors included a variety of wealthy aristocrats that came to visit in the summer to enjoy the cool mountain air.  In the 1890's the railroad was brought to the mountain area creating great accessibility and a local economic boom. 

Shorty after a local business  man J. Francis Hayes created the Toxaway Company and developed Lake Toxaway, the Franklin Hotel and the historic Toxaway Inn.  The Inn eventually became nicknamed, "America's Switzerland" which entertained notable guests such as Harvey Firestone, the Rockefellers and Vanderbilt's as well as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and others. 

In the early 1900's as many as six trains per day traveled through Brevard carrying passengers to and from New Orleans, St. Louis, Jacksonville FL & Atlanta. 

By 1917 the town had become a large logging and tanning area which also led to a prominent paper mill and thread company "American Thread and DuPont. The plants eventually closed at the turn of the century and today the area is known for its most popular assets the Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest and Gorges State Park. 

Area and Climate

On average Brevard NC see's about 208 sunny days per year with July highs in the mid 80's and January in the mid 20 degrees. The town also gets an average of 62" inches of rain per year compared to the national average of 39" making it one of the wettest towns in the area. The cool mountain air attributes to the towns fairly high comfort index as rated by Sperling's which gives the town a 64 rating out of 100 (where the yearly climate is rated by a higher score) compared to the US national average of 54. 

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The average cost of a new home in 2015 was just over $200,000 compared to the North Carolina average of $165,000 making Brevard very attractive to active retiree's and 55+ communities. The cost of living index is also rated low compared to the US average of 100 with Brevard scoring an 86.8 in 2016. Overall retired residents will find affordable housing, great outdoor activities and a small town charm and great mountain lifestyle. 



  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Dog Park
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Outdoor Pavilion
  • Fishing Lakes
  • Scenic Lakes
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Theatre & Arts
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • Kayak & Canoe
  • Boating
  • Equestrian


  • Visit 250 Waterfalls
  • Fly Fishing
  • Miles of Natural Hiking Trails
  • Numerous State Parks to Visit
  • Kayaking & Canoe
  • Equestrian
  • Rock Climbing
  • Gallery Hopping
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Boating and Watersports
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Numerous Festivals
  • Live Music Events
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Historic Sites

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Brevard is situated in Transylvania County which is often referred to as the "Land of the Waterfalls" and is home to 250 natural wonders. The unique topography within the county invites visitors and residents to see some of the most awe -inspiring cascades. The most significant waterfall is the Whitewater Falls which features more than a 400 foot height making it the largest waterfall east of the Rockies.  With so many waterfalls within such a short distance of each other the area draws visitors from across the country.

In addition to the waterfalls Brevard and Transylvania County have become a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Here you will find plenty to do in this natural playground as people come from all over for hiking, biking, camping and fly fishing. 

The small town charm and great outdoor opportunities have also made Brevard a great place to retire attracting retirees from all over the Southeast. Brevard is filled with great art galleries, restaurants, one of a kind stores and one of the best soda fountains in the country.  

You'll find plenty of golf, tennis and swimming opportunities and dozens of natural forest and parks filled with amazing walking trails, kayaking and canoeing locations. Wildlife enthusiasts are drawn to retire here as are many hunters and fisherman. 

In addition to the many outdoor activities Brevard is widely known for its great festivals, Music Center, museums, historical sites, theatre and art culture.

A favorite and most unique event is the annual White Squirrel Festival which takes place the weekend before Memorial Day and features great food, live music and arts and crafts. Its history recognizes one of the town's most celebrated residents the "White Squirrel".  Which if folklore is true attributes this large population of these protected White Squirrels to a Carnival Event that took place in the mid 1800's where a small group of these unique species escaped into the local wildlife.

Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : Yes
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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