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Nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, the towns of Mars Hill and Marshall are wonderful places to live, work, shop, learn, and enjoy a leisurely pace and quality of life. Residents and visitors enjoy easy access to mountain sports and family activities as well as to the cosmopolitan city of Asheville, only 20 miles away via Interstate 26. Marshall and Mars Hill are also near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Appalachian Trail, and many national and state parks and recreation areas. On a clear day, Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern United States, is visible from town, and skiing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding and whitewater rafting are among the many easily accessible outdoor activities. Popular communities and neighborhoods include:

  • French Broad Crossing
  • The Preserve at Little Pine
  • Bend Of Ivy
  • Full View Estates
  • Laurel Highlands
  • Mountain Home Estates
  • Scenic Wolf Resort
  • Wolf Laurel
  • The Preserve at Wolf Laurel

If you like what you see, contact our agents to get more area info, open houses in the area, and listings.

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Marshall & Mars Hills key attractions and highlights

nantahala outdoor center

Family-friendly white water rafting on the scenic French Broad River. Explore the third-oldest river in the world, located deep in the rugged Pisgah National Forest. Accommodations from deluxe cabins to rustic camping and restaurants are located on site.

i-26 scenic byway

The only section of North Carolina interstate to be designated a scenic byway, this road includes unique engineering marvels, wildlife passages, stunning views of Mt. Mitchell and drives through Sams Gap and Buckner Gap near the Tennessee border.

southern appalachian repertory theatre

Professional theatre in the mountains! In residence at the historic Owen Theatre on the campus of Mars Hill University, SART produces plays, musicals, and original works, many portraying the rich culture and heritage of Southern Appalachia.

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