an eclectic, relaxed, progressive 

community in a scenic park-like setting located in rural McDowell County, Western North Carolina.


30 minutes from Asheville.

15 minutes from Black Mountain & Marion.

2 hours from Charlotte. 

Minutes from Pisgah National Forest, Catawba Falls, Curtis Creek, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake James, Lake Lure, & other mountain attractions.

828-776-7117 or


To schedule a visit or discuss lot sales, feel free to call us directly or contact our Keller Williams Realty professionals

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Welcome. We're a well-kept secret... 

Progressive. Rural. Relaxed. Eclectic. Jack's Mountain Preserve is a new evolving community with a mix of home styles and people and ages - from modern metal to brick ranch to tiny home, progressive to traditional, and children to retirees. We are a new locally-owned community designed for people who appreciate nature and want to be part of an easy-going but friendly neighborhood.


Just out of the fray, we enjoy natural beauty, peace and quiet, star-filled night skies, and clean mountain water. Only fifteen minutes from the buzz of Black Mountain, residents enjoy scenic views of mountains, forests, and rolling pastures, as well as low property taxes and less traffic and less population density. 


Investing in affordable McDowell County real estate is a smart move for the future. Buncombe County is exploding and people are beginning to explore beyond its borders, finding more affordable and less dense places to live and invest. McDowell County is a beautiful, rural, and affordable alternative - a well kept secret just now being discovered.

Not a Corporate Development. 

Jack's Mountain Preserve is not owned by the deep pockets of an anonymous development corporation. We are locally owned and developed by two people who have a personal investment in the future of this community. 

Build Small; Live Large.

If you're looking to downsize your lifestyle or maintain a vacation getaway with a smaller home option, we offer lots between 1/4 to 1/2- acre specifically for homes with footprints from 400 sf to 2000 sf (not including basements and upper levels). All lots have views and plenty of trees. We encourage green building practices that take advantage of our natural environment, such as passive solar. 

Enjoy both your privacy and a sense of connection at Jack's Mountain Preserve.

For more information on home lots, click here.

Jack's Mountain Recreation

The community is built around a centerpiece of about 40 acres of our private property (transitioning from a former old country golf course) that affords open scenic views. We have deeded that the old golf course land and the top of Jack's Mountain can never be developed for residential purposes. As a result, residents of Jack's Mountain Preserve get to enjoy the beauty of knowing they are living in a protected natural setting. 

We are only a few short miles away from beautiful Catawba Falls, Curtis Creek, Pisgah National Forest, The Blue Ridge Parkway, plus mountain bike trails, fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming. And foodie-inspired restaurants, as well as endless music & art venues are fifteen to thirty minutes away in Asheville, Black Mountain and surrounding areas. And just a few miles away in the sleepy town of Old Fort, we have a jewel of craft breweries, Hillman Beer of Asheville, right on Mill Creek. 

Winter Fog View @ JMP
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Year-Round Natural Beauty

Every day of every season, there's beauty here. Summer rainstorms. Foggy mornings. Star-filled evening skies. Crisp Autumn foliage. Arcing rainbows. Light winter snows. Spring dogwoods. Enjoy it all at Jack's Mountain Preserve. 

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