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.

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.

Sikes Ragan

Sikes Ragan, Developer From vision to reality. Sikes Ragan has a history of developing successful properties. Sikes Ragan is the founder and developer of…

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Sharon Pelle

Sharon Pelle Realtor, Cheshire Realty, and Owner Rudy's Furniture Sharon Pelle spends her time finding "perfect" homes for buyers in our community. She holds open…

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Ryan McLellan

Ryan McLellan Copperwood Builders, Inc Ryan McLellan has been pursuing his vision of custom home building most of his life, with several years of…

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Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough Michael McDonough has been an integral member of the design team that has shaped the Village of Cheshire, and has designed a…

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Thomas Low

Thomas E. Low, AIA CNU LEED AICP NCARB Civic By Design An internationally recognized award-winning leader in New Urbanism, Tom’s urban design work includes…

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith Marketing, 12 50 Design As Creative Director of 1250 Design, Scott has developed marketing tools to successfully promote a broad array of…

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Homes that are currently available in The Village of Cheshire

We have many projects that are currently under construction, and we try to keep these postings updated with the latest photos.

NEWS : 2018 and 2019 are bringing many changes to The Village of Cheshire

Construction is going on throughout 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. Below are our most recent news and updates.


The old timers always refer to 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!

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.

fly fishing, black mountain, ncThe 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.

This region is about the outdoors and The Village of Cheshire embraces its place here 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 window as the seasons change and bring a fulfilling life right to your front door.

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