Whether you 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, but the Blue Ridge Mountains 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, and many opportunities and locations exist to build your Morgan-Keefe custom home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Why is the Blue Ridge blue? It’s a question that’s quite common, and 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, it’s the hydrocarbon isoprene emitted by trees to protect themselves from Southern heat that cause 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, but the color is real nonetheless. The name Blue Ridge Mountains goes back as far as when the land was mostly inhabited by Cherokee Indians and the tribes called the mountains blue as well. The namesake Blue Ridge Parkway has been traversed and beloved by many, and a favorite of such notable historical figures as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Now that you know why the Blue Ridge Mountains appear blue, it’s time to learn more about living in the communities that call the Blue Ridge Mountains home. Morgan-Keefe Builders prides itself on being a preferred builder in many of the most desirable communities in the Blue Ridge. Whether it’s one of the seven Cliffs Communities where you’ll find the best of the mountains and lakes, or The Ramble in Biltmore Forest close to it all in Asheville, you can find the perfect location for your future Morgan-Keefe work of art in a Blue Ridge Mountains community. 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.Whether you’re seeking a secluded lot with expansive views and acres of privacy or the perfect location near bustling Asheville, North Carolina or Greenville, South Carolina, the options are endless.
Learn more about the communities where we build and the experience of building a Morgan-Keefe work of art home on our Communities page. Build your custom home in the Blue Ridge Mountains with Morgan-Keefe Builders.