Location is the key to adventure.

There’s always something new to explore near Avalon.

Conveniently located in the heart of Western North Carolina, there’s so much to discover just outside the Avalon gates. Friendly mountain towns, famous national parks, and local shops and restaurants are some of the treasures waiting for you.

Drive Times:
Asheville: 40 minutes
Waynesville: 15 minutes
Maggie Valley: 15 minutes
Lake Junaluska: 10 minutes

Exploring Asheville

An award-wining city, just over 30 minutes away.
Recently named one of “The Top 15 Cities in the United States” by Travel + Leisure, Asheville is a vibrant Western North Carolina city filled with history, art, and a thriving downtown scene. It’s the perfect playground for those who enjoy combining nature with culture and features multiple attractions, from the famous Biltmore Estate to numerous well-known local breweries and restaurants.

Things to Do

With Lake Junaluska and multiple national parks nearby, there is plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors throughout the region.

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Sports

Places to Visit

Get the quintessential Western North Carolina experience at nearby mountain towns, just down the street from Avalon.

  • Cataloochee Ridge:
    skiiing & snow tubing
  • Waynesville:
    local shopping, dining, & unique crafts
  • Haywood Arts Regional Theater
  • Waynesville Farmers Market

Parks to Explore

Connect with nature and find your next adventure at one of the many famous national parks surrounding our private community.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Pisgah National Forest
  • Nantahala National Forest
  • Blue Ridge Parkway
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General Information

With year-round mild climates, it’s always the perfect season at Avalon.

  • Annual Average High Temperature: 65°F
  • Annual Average Low Temperature: 40°F
  • Average Annual Precipitation: 47.72 inches
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 12 inches

Source: U.S. Climate Data

Local Hospital: 

  • Haywood Medical Center: 10-minute drive
  • Mission Hospital*: 25-minute drive

*Named One of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 
by Fortune and IBM Watson Health


Get the full Avalon experience.

Speak with an Avalon sales representative to schedule a visit and learn more about our community and the surrounding area.

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