With more than 500 home sites spread across nearly 1,000 acres and 14 miles of trails connecting a series of parks, The Ramble is attracting residents even before the whole community is finished sometime in the next decade, said Angela Zarrella, director of marketing for Biltmore Farms, the company that originally developed Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Park and Biltmore Lake.
Biltmore Farms planners had envisioned most of the market for The Ramble
coming from second-home buyers, but Zarrella
said they've actually seen more local residents like the Cordells interested in the new community.
New homes at The Ramble
can run to $2 million or more, but Zarrella
also pointed to the Cottages of Greensward, a village setting of 21 smaller homes ranging from 2,400 to 3,200 square feet and price tags starting around $800,000."We think those will be popular with people looking to downsize," she
The gated community is a first for Biltmore Farms
as a developer, but market studies showed would-be buyers wanted the enclosed sense provided by a fence, Zarrella