Fairview North Carolina



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Market Info

Fairview, North Carolina is a town of 6.2 square miles that is just 11 miles southeast of Asheville and 16 miles northwest of Lake Lure. It is located in the southeastern part of Buncombe County. In the town, there is a light at the busy intersection of Highway 218 and Highway 601. This signals the heartbeat of Fairview. It got its name from a woman named Louretta Vanda Helms Price. She told the townspeople that the area around that intersection provided a “fair view.” They declared, that the name of the town would aptly be named, Fairview. 

The Community of Fairview centered around the Christian faith. There were, and still are, a number of churches in the Fairview area. Cotton farms dotted the area during the first part of the twentieth century. Country stores were also very prevalent. 

Population Information

The population of Fairview is 3,602 people. The median age here is 43.4 years of age. The population is split into 54.12% females and 45.88% males. 91.5% received at least a high school diploma. The racial make-up of the town is: 93.2% Caucasian, 2.7% Hispanic, 1.2% African American, .4% Asian, .3% American Indian, 2.1% Mixed Races, and .1% other. 

Housing Information

Fairview has a median household income of $57,279. Unemployment is right at the U.S. average which is 4%. The top five employment industries are: 23% Construction and Extraction, 13% Retail Sales, 11% Maintenance, Installation and Repair, 10% Administrative Services, and 7% Arts, Design, Entertainment and Media. Commute time averages about 28.6 minutes. 

Median Income Information

Median home prices are $233,100 and the average monthly rent is $766. Homeownership is prevalent in the Fairview Community with 78.3% of the population owning their own homes. Most of the homes are newer with brand new construction also being found. 

Known for it’s gorgeous long range views.

Growing in Popularity

There are still farms in the Fairview Community. A number of these farms are open to the public. There are dairy farms, cattle farms and farms selling homegrown fruits and vegetables and beautiful flowers. Another attraction that can be found in this lovely town is a train themed brewery in a family atmosphere complete with a food truck and playground. 

The Community of Fairview is a serene, mountain town. Relaxing and homey, but close enough to the action in Asheville.

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