Living in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an experience like nowhere else. Whether you’ve heard about them in a song, or you’ve seen them majestically showing off in a travel magazine photograph, the Blue Ridge Mountains are unmistakable. Nestled across eight states from Georgia to Pennsylvania, the namesake mountains actually appear blue to the naked eye. Their rolling terrain appears friendly from afar, and they are home to some of the United State’s most famous climbs and peaks for hikers, cyclists, and view-seekers alike. The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to friendly and beautiful communities. Many opportunities and locations exist to build your Morgan-Keefe custom home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Why is the Blue Ridge Blue?
Why is the Blue Ridge blue? This question is quite common. The answer boils down to the location and the atmosphere surrounding these storied mountains. According to scientists at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, trees emit hydrocarbon isoprene to protect themselves from the southern heat. This process causes our eyes to perceive the mountain landscape as blue. The perception of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ color as blue is much the same as how our eyes see the sky as blue. The color is real, nonetheless. The name Blue Ridge Mountains goes back as far as when the land was mostly inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. The tribes called the mountains blue, as well. The namesake Blue Ridge Parkway has been traversed and beloved by many; they’re a favorite of such notable historical figures as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Living in the Blue Ridge
Now that you know why the Blue Ridge Mountains appear blue, it’s time to learn more about living in the Blue Ridge Mountain communities. Morgan-Keefe Builders prides ourselves on being a preferred builder in many of the most desirable communities in the Blue Ridge. In the seven varied Cliffs Communities, you’ll find the best of the mountains and lakes. The Ramble in Biltmore Forest is close to it all in Asheville; live music, great food, and yet, still close to nature. Venture to Sylva higher in the Blue Ridge, and find Balsam Mountain Preserve, where the mountain views are endless. Bright’s Creek features golf amenities, and a location perfect for visiting the renowned Tryon Equestrian Center.
You can find the perfect location for your future Morgan-Keefe work of art in a Blue Ridge Mountain community. Whether you’re seeking a secluded lot with expansive views and acres of privacy, or the perfect location near bustling Asheville, NC or Greenville, SC, the options are endless. Learn more about where we build on Our Communities page, and the steps to building a house with Morgan-Keefe Builders on Our Process page.
If you’re ready to take the first step towards living in the Blue Ridge, contact Morgan-Keefe Builders today.