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in McDowell County

Jacks Mountain Preserve

1001 Golf Course Road
Old Fort, NC 28762


Welcome. Discover The Peace Right Next Door. 
Progressive. Rural. Relaxed. We are a new community designed for people who appreciate nature and simplicity, but still want to be close to people, recreation, and not far from town. Fifteen minutes from the buzz of Black Mountain, residents and guests of Jack's Mountain Preserve enjoy scenic views of mountains, forests, and rolling pastures, plus an enormous sky, as well as clean water (first stop off the Continental Divide), low property taxes, and a longer growing season. Residents are encouraged to raise a few chickens, keep bees, take our yoga classes, hike our trail, have an edible landscape, play foot golf... or just relax and enjoy the views. Investing in affordable McDowell County real estate is a smart move for the future. 

Build Small; Live Large.
If you're looking to elegantly downsize your lifestyle or maintain a vacation getaway with an upscale small home option, we offer lots between 1/4 to 1-acre specifically for homes with footprints from 400 sf to 2000 sf (not including basements and upper levels). All lots have views and plenty of trees. We encourage green building practices that take advantage of our natural environment, such as passive solar. 

Enjoy both your privacy and a sense of connection at Jack's Mountain Preserve.

Jack's Mountain Recreation
It just so happens we also offer a scenic and challenging 9-hole foot golf course (originally designed by John R Van Kleek) for public use. Early mornings and evenings the cart paths make a great place to stroll. Plans for the property include disc golf, "glamping," a hiking trail to the top of Jack's Mountain, hammocks in the trees, a community fire pit, etc. We are also only a few short miles away from beautiful Catawba Falls, Curtis Creek, Pisgah National Forest, The Blue Ridge Parkway, plus mountain bike trails, fishing, hiking, camping, and swimming. And foodie-inspired restaurants, as well as endless music & art venues are fifteen to thirty minutes away in Asheville, Black Mountain and surrounding areas.