Biltmore Forest is a planned residential community with a rich cultural history. The Town was planned by the best professional planners of their day. Mr. C.D. Beadle who had been associated with the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted of Boston, planned the protection, preservation, and perfection of the natural beauty of the area that is now known as Biltmore Forest. Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, the Father of Landscape Architecture, planned his landscape to preserve the beauty of the natural environment and attempted to create a rural atmosphere although his designs were often located in cities. He was involved in the design of New York’s Central Park, the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
Today, privately incorporated Biltmore Forest represents a desirable balance of community and seclusion… a neighborhood eligible for the Historic Registry. Average citizens are businessmen, professionals, retirees. No guards, no gate houses, no scheduled activities… just friendly neighbors and fine surroundings.
- The Town offers community parks, 24 hr. police and fire protection, a private membership golf club, and private, public and parochial schools nearby.
- There are approximately 600 homes on three square miles. The town is located near Vanderbilt’s charming Biltmore Village.
- Biltmore Forest provides a setting of tranquility for those seeking to make their homes in the subtle majesty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
- In 1996, 2000 and again in 2001,Worth Magazine listed the Town of Biltmore Forest in the top 250 wealthiest towns in the US… and the state’s finest!
- Biltmore Forest is located just outside the city limits of Asheville, North Carolina. It is bound by Vanderbilt’s incomparable Biltmore Estate and the glorious Blue Ridge Parkway.
- A 5-10 minute drive can take you to the best grocers, banks, shopping and interstate highways … or downtown Asheville. And just 15 minutes to the jetport.