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While Ballentree is full of comfortable homes and landscaped yards, the neighborhood’s best feature is its amazing views of a valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ballentree was developed in the early 1970s, and the ranch, split-level, and two-story homes reflect popular architecture styles of that decade. Much of the neighborhood is surrounded by undeveloped land, allowing for unobstructed mountain views.
Ballentree is six miles southeast of downtown, and it is in ZIP code 28803. The neighborhood’s entrance is on Ballentree Drive, off Sweet Creek Road. There are no through streets in Ballentree, and the lack of traffic adds to the serene atmosphere in the neighborhood.
Less then four miles away is Interstate-40, a major artery that leads to nearby towns such as Morganton and Hickory. Highway 25, which is just outside the neighborhood, provides a direct route to downtown Asheville and the University of North Carolina—Asheville.
The Biltmore Estate is just north of Ballentree. The former home of the Vanderbilt family, once the largest private home in the United States, is open to the public for tours. The estate grounds also are a popular place to hike, and many enjoy touring the estate’s rose gardens and winery.
Asheville is ideally located for outdoors enthusiasts. Gorgeous views are all around, but a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway provides additional observation points and opportunities to see the Blue Ridge Mountains. The drive is especially popular in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Hiking trails for all levels are easy to find, and they lead to waterfalls, mountaintops, and historic sites. The popular Mt. Mitchell ascent offers one of the best views around.