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Beaver Lake, Asheville NC

 

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Beaver Lake area real estate consists of about 500 homes including; Beaverdam, Lake View Park, Sherwood Heights. View links above to view homes for sale.

Beaver Lake is located in north Asheville on highway 25 also known as Merrimon Avenue. Beaver Lake is about 40 acres in size and offers a beautiful and scenic setting. There is non motorized boating, fishing, jogging and walking paths.

Beaver lake is in close proximity to the Country Club of Asheville, Lakeview Park, Reynolds Mountain, the Grove Park Inn, Grove Park inn, the beautiful French Broad River and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The lake is about 10/15 minutes to downtown Asheville. The town of Woodfin pretty much borders the north side of the lake.  Weaverville is about 10-15 minutes drive north of Beaver Lake.

Beaver Lake is categorized as a small lake but is a huge asset for the residents and for all of Asheville. It offers a very scenic drive along Merrimon Avenue and really highlights north Asheville.  North Asheville is already a sought after area and having this beautiful lake just makes it more attractive and the lake offering residents a scenic and healthy atmosphere by getting out and jogging, walking. socializing, and just plain relaxing in the sun next to the lake. Beaver Lake is full of walkers, joggers, and sun bathers.

Prior to 1923, Beaver Lake was known as Baird Bottom. It was a meadow where cows grazed. Beaver Lake dam was constructed by the Charles E. Waddell & Company in 1923. This was the same engineering company that built the Biltmore Bridge, and also provided engineering design services to the City of Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. Lake View Park neighborhood was created along with Beaver Lake by noted landscape architect and urban planner John Nolen.