THE VILLAGE OF CHESHIRE
Discover your 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 masterplan of the Village of Cheshire was designed by the world-renowned urban planners DPZ Co. Design.
Vacation rentals that are available in The Village of Cheshire
We love it when friends and family come to visit. The Village of Cheshire has a number of short-term rental properties to make your stay easy and exciting. And our location puts you at the center of all that western North Carolina has to offer — and we are certain you’ll make some new friends along the way.
COME WALK OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND VILLAGE
We invite you to visit us
Sikes Ragan is the founder and developer of The Village of Cheshire. Sikes spent his youth living on this land which was then the site of the Western North Carolina Tennis Camp. The camp was operated by Sikes’ father during the 1960’s and 70’s and played a large role in Sikes’ childhood. So with strong ties to his family and this land’s legacy, Sikes began to think about a larger vision of how best to use the property. Today, The Village of Cheshire is the realization of his ideas—A walkable health-oriented community which just happens to be located in one of the most desirable areas in the country.
Sikes 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 has been protected as part of Cheshire’s green space.
The old-timers refer to the town of Black Mountain as “The front porch of western North Carolina.”
The Village of Cheshire is located in Black Mountain, NC. a quaint mountain town just 15 minutes east of Asheville, NC. with a total population of around 8,000 residents—and the Village of Cheshire has become an integral part of the lifestyle here.
Old-timers refer to Black Mountain as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina” and the Village of Cheshire has taken that idea and woven it into our mission. Large porches are a staple of our design—we believe that our porches provide a transitional space that is neither private nor public, a space that is indoor and outdoor, a place of invitation, a place of conversation, a place of meeting, a place to engage… a platform that encourages a connected community. And we see it working each and every day as we watch our residents spend time with each other.
Western North Carolina enjoys four distinct seasons and mild weather throughout the year, so, you’ll have more days to explore Black Mountain’s miles of hiking trails, 40+ shops, the 60+ restaurants, and 3 breweries. And after you have explored all that…hop over to Asheville and you may never run out of things to do!
The Village of Cheshire is highly sought after for its 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… Our regional airport is a short 20-minute drive and international hubs are within approximately 2 hours.
Over the last few years Asheville, NC has made numerous “Top 10” lists on being a very desirable place to live in the U.S. and we wholeheartedly agree with those lists. However, Asheville has grown into a busy tourist destination, while the Village of Cheshire remains a quiet enclave and respite from the crowds—a simple and short 15-minute drive east of Asheville and everything slows down and once again you are in your quiet connected community—which is what we all long for in a quaint mountain village.