Mountain Air Country Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Mountain Air Country Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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The Mountain Air Country Club in Burnsville, North Carolina, one of the most iconic and acclaimed planned communities in the country, recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala weekend full of treasured memories, family activities and a commitment to carrying on the community flame for the next 25 years.

The inspired vision of two local Burnsville families, the Banks and the Youngs, Mountain Air is a stunning 1300 acre private enclave perched at the top of Slickrock Mountain nearly a mile high in the North Carolina Blue Ridge. Located just 30 minutes north of Ashville, Mountain Air’s 100 mile views, inspired master plan and impeccable amenities have drawn discriminating families from around the world to its singular brand of mountain magic.

General Manager Andy Singleton reflected on the last quarter century on the mountain, “This special community has touched the lives of so many people over the years as its grand vision has transformed into a remarkable reality. Their most cherished family memories are sprinkled with the wonder of this special mountain.”

The list of superlatives at Mountain Air is considerable. It has earned the Gold Award from the National Association of Home Builders(NAHB) for the “Best Community in America.” Its Slickrock Village Green, the welcoming hearth of the community, was voted the country’s Best Special Amenity, also by the NAHB. It has been featured on The Travel Channel, HGTV, Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and The New York Times. At 4,919 feet of elevation, Mountain Air boasts the highest paved airplane runway, tennis courts and clubhouse for 1200 miles in any direction. Their signature 8th green is set cliffside overlooking thousand of acres of national forest to the 6,684-foot peak of Mount Mitchell to the southeast, the highest point in the eastern United States. Links Magazine described the Scott Pool designed 6400 yard masterpeice golf course as “One of the most dramatic and naturally conceived courses in the country.”

Today, Mountain Air is defined by the focus it maintains in manifesting a sense of ‘community’ for the residents and club members at the property. Not just through its Slickrock Village Green common areas, but also through broad-reaching family activity programs driven by an in-house naturalist and director of family recreation, and also by the preservation of a 100 acre Old Growth Forest complete with interactive environmental educational programs. Neighborhood parks throughout the property are connected with a vast network of nature trails, all of which provide family learning opportunities.

While Mountain Air reflects on its 25 year history, it also is looking forward to the next quarter century. They recently unveiled a new marketing initiative whereby more awareness is created to attract unique individuals who desire the exclusive atmosphere of a mile high community in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mountain Air offers a diverse range of homesites, homes and condominium real estate. For more information on exclusive club membership and real estate offerings, contact Marley Knowles at 828-682-5600 ext. 64 or email [email protected] You can learn about the golf course at

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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