Union Acres

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Union Acres Community was founded in 1989 in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. We are located one hour west of Asheville near Cherokee in the riverside town of Whittier, adjacent to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The community is made up of 80 acres set aside for up to 24 residential dwellings (members own title to their individual lot/s). Seven acres is common land offering majestic woods, a wandering creek, hiking trails, garden space, a community center, and a lovely meadow with a swimming pool.
Union Acres is a spiritually eclectic, ecologically conscientious, intentional community based upon the principles of earth stewardship, simplicity, and wholesome living. Our stated purpose is "to live as neighbors in peace, harmony, and ecological balance; to respect one another and all forms of life; to attune to and act in harmony with the Universal Life Force which is the essence of all existence." We enjoy coming together for many different kinds of gatherings such as potluck meals, talent shows, costume parties, food co-op sharings, and a wide variety of celebrations that honor many traditions; we also enjoy enjoy such sports as wiffleball, volleyball, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, and horseback riding. Many of these events are attended by "friends" of the community. As we grow in numbers, various members have expressed interest in developing other activities, some of which you can read about in Future Interests.
We seek people who are cooperative in nature, who share similar interests to ours, and who are willing and able to actively participate in both the work and play of building vibrant community. We welcome visitors who make advance arrangements by contacting...

Caroline Carr-Starr (828) 497-4964
email: ccarrstarr@gmail.com

Swa Sapp (828) 497-2869
email: swasapp@verizon.net

Gillian Salter King (828) 497-0060
email: gillionterrapin@hotmail.com

Annie Christie (828) 497-4111
email: llikes2laugh@yahoo.com 

If you would like more information about Union Acres, please refer to the newsletter website and review pages on Philosophy & Procedures, Covenants, Charter and Bylaws.



Available Properties  

For Sale
4+ acres and creek frontage. Unique 3-story, 5-bedroom home with 3 full baths plus office. 2800 sq.ft. and basement. Solar-heated water. $399K
Contact Gary Duven (828) 488-8835

 5.3 acres with year-round stream and small falls.Two building sites, underground utilities, community maintained road. $15K per acre.
Contact T.J.Walker (828) 586-3898

553 Heartwood Way

2 bdrm, 1 bath, spacious home in private wooded setting. Open floor plan, spacious deck, large closets, access to deck from both bedrooms, large shared bath, huge laundry/mudroom all on main floor. 1344 sq ft unfinished basement. Room for the kids to play or a small garden. $164,900 Contact Stacy Anders at Appalachian Real Estate (828) 736-2758 or email stacy@mtns4sale.com

2 Bedroom Appalachian Country Home with spring fed water and small creek on 2 acre lot adjacent to Union Acres common land and meadow. $100K
Contact Dusk at (828) 497-4964

For Rent
Charming three room cabin with sleeping loft. Overlooks pond on working homestead. Wavy hemlock siding, furnishings, wood stove and more. Lovely home for single person or couple without pets.
Contact Caroline at (828) 497-4964 or ccarrstarr@gmail.com

Community Center  Common meadow Pool
Pool and
                                                  Community Building

Pool and Lower


                                                  Building and Upper

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