Discover a sense of place in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

The Village of Cheshire is a traditional neighborhood development located just outside the city of Black Mountain, NC and minutes away from Asheville, NC. Cheshire is a vibrant, classically-inspired and health-oriented mountain community integrating homes within walking distance of a traditional Town Center and Fitness Complex. The Village of Cheshire is dedicated to creating a place that encourages the growth of strong community relationships.

The 64-acre master plan of The Village of Cheshire was designed by the world renowned traditional neighborhood development architecture firm Andres Duany and Elizabeth Platter Zyberk Company (DPZ).  DPZ creates benevolent urban places which encourage walking, diversity and complexity. Safe, pedestrian-friendly streets encourage people to walk in and interact with their surroundings. Well-designed public realms, encourage people to hang out beyond home and work, facilitating new social networks and affiliations—at Cheshire, we have emphasized our front porches to encourage community interaction.

People across the world have come to seek out DPZ neighborhoods instead of suburban enclaves because they are environmentally responsible, and because they promote fulfillment and well-being.

Sikes Ragan is the founder and developer of The Village of Cheshire which occupies the site of the former Western North Carolina Tennis Camp, run by his father, in the 1960’s and 70’s. Cheshire is the realization of Sike’s vision of how he wished to live his life and how he could best use the land he now owned. He named the development in honor of his grandmother, Jocelyn Cheshire Sikes Ragan, who had a special love for the boxwood gardens in the Village, which have recently been restored to their full beauty.


The old timers always refer to Black Mountain as the "front porch of Western North Carolina."

With four distinct season and mild weather throughout the year, you’ll have more days to explore the miles of hiking trails, 40+ shops, the 60+ restaurants, and 3 breweries—and that’s just in Black Mountain, NC. Hop over to bustling Asheville, NC and you may never run out of things to do!

As the “front porch of Western North Carolina” Black Mountain has been welcoming travelers from the low countries for centuries. Once you’ve made your way up the grade, you feel the cool air on your face, and it’s just natural to want to find a rocking chair and take it all in.

On average, there are 213 sunny days per year in Black Mountain, NC. Our July high is around 82 degrees and our January low is 25. Sperling’s comfort index rates Black Mountain as 68 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate (US average is 54.) So you’ll have your 4 distinct seasons but none of them are too extreme.

The Village of Cheshire is highly sought after for it’s prime location. A short walk and you might enjoy the Village Center. A quick bike ride and you are exploring Black Mountain, NC. 15 minutes in the car and you have all that Asheville, NC has to offer. And, while you may never feel the need to go further than Asheville… The regional airport is a short 20-minute drive and international hubs are within 2 hours.


Designed from the beginning with the guiding principle of "community."

The Village of Cheshire brings its homeowners together through front porches, common spaces, and walking trails—all designed to foster strong relationships among its residents. These relationships create the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared—and that those who share a place in this world can help define and guide each other’s lives.

The summer of 2017 is bringing a lot changes to The Village of Cheshire.

There is construction going on across our community—Some highlights include our new luxury townhomes called the Village Flats, our new pocket neighborhood called The Jacobs Cottages, The Tudor and Craftsman styled Fitzgerald Townhomes and the East-End of the Town Center which will have retail below, loft spaces above. So plan a visit and let us show you what we are building and our vision for the future. We want you to be a part of our community. Email our sales center to schedule a showing or for more information

Homes that are currently available in The Village of Cheshire



This region is about the outdoors. And The Village of Cheshire embraces its place on this land.

From hiking and biking to concerts and dining, there is always something to do just around the bend. Our health-centric community begs everyone to get out and enjoy—trails, front porches, park areas, grassy fields, streams and quiet benches are scattered throughout the neighborhoods begging for picnics and frisbee golf and intimate conversations.

And when your time is tight our Fitness Complex and Racquet Club are just a few steps away. Members enjoy the Fitness Center's state-of-the-art equipment, fitness classes, and indoor swimming pool, while The Racquet Club boasts 6 outdoor clay tennis courts and 2 indoor tennis courts, a full-time tennis pro, and tennis pro shop.

Grab dinner in the Village from the gourmet market, meet a neighbor for coffee, or ride into Black Mountain or Asheville for shopping and gallery crawls. And watch from your bedroom windows as the season change and bring life up to your front door.

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