Fairview A Great Place to Live, Play, and Work.
It is in southeastern Buncombe County along U.S. Route 74A (Charlotte Highway). It is 11 miles southeast of downtown Asheville and 16 miles northwest of Lake Lure. This quieter agrarian community radiates out, but its beginnings go back at least to 1770, as evidenced by a rock found in the southeast quadrant etched with this date. The rock is located in the area set to become our first town park. A spring in the area nearby seems to indicate that this may once have been a spot for travelers to rest and be refreshed with a cool drink or a prime location for nearby families to collect water supplies or launder their clothes.
Take a scenic drive through, Fairview filled with picturesque farmland and the edible adventures along the WNC Cheese Trail. Out enjoy a hike with panoramic views make this the perfect picnic. Pack a lunch and pile in the car: Bearwallow Mountain is the perfect picnic hike. With two trail options—a gravel access road and a switchback trail—getting to the top and back is easy enough for the whole family.
The Blue Ridge Parkway – North – is only 10 minutes from an entrance to The Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Marker 384.7. Go North to Craggy Gardens (Mile Marker 364.4) or Mt. Mitchell (Mile Marker 355.4), which is the highest peak in the Eastern USA. On your way North on the Parkway, stop at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center (Mile Marker 384) for more information. Also, stop by the Folk Art Center (Mile Marker 382) to visit the small museum and shop for crafts by artisans in the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Standing on the crest of the hill at Hickory Nut Gap Farm is like stepping into a vintage postcard. Old barns dot the land's gently rolling pastures that cradle herds of grass-fed cattle, pastured pigs, and free-range laying hens. Families gather in the picnic area and children hold newborn chicks in the palms of their hands. Fairview A Great Place to Live, Play, and Work.