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, 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) 788-0140
email: ccarrstarr@gmail.com

Swa Sapp (828) 736-7652
email: swasapp@gmail.com

Gillian Salter King (828) 736-8296
email: terrapinstudio2@gmail.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

5.53 wooded acres with year-round stream and small falls. Solar building site, underground utilities, community maintained road. $12.5K per acre.
Contact Caroline Carr-Starr (828) 788-0140

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. $119,000 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. $119K
Contact Caroline at (828) 788-0140

Architect designed red house in the mountains A unique, five bedroom, three story home with three full baths, plus office. 2800 square feet plus a basement. Central air and solar heated water. Asking $399K To view details and pictures, please view the following link:https://picasaweb.google.com/107618953638504285443/RedHouseInTheMountains Contact Esther Godfrey at (828) 736-0573

Community Center  Common meadow Pool
Pool and
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Pool and Lower


                                                  Building and Upper

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