Lake Junaluska Assembly
- Planned Community
- Lake Junaluska, Haywood County
- Prices start at $220,000
Welcome to Lake Junaluska!
Julia and I live here in Lake Junaluska. We live in one of the condos in Tri Vista Villas. We can assure you that this is a very friendly community with considerable communication among neighbors.
Home to just under 3,000 people, Lake Junaluska is an intimate community in Haywood County, North Carolina. Each of the homes were built around the 200-acre lake that serves as the community’s namesake and focal point over the course of the last few decades. Today, the lake and accompanying Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is owned by the United Methodist Church, but residents in the area have access to its many amenities. Nestled along the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the community’s residents say they feel at peace here.
The retreat’s motto is to “renew the soul, mind and body,” and that’s exactly what active adults can do when they move to the Lake Junaluska area. Gardens, lakes, streams, and mountains are all around, providing a beautiful backdrop for your retirement years or your second home for seasonal getaways.
Homes in Lake Junaluska
There are just under 800 homes in the Lake Junaluska community. Many of them sit along the lake or offer lovely mountain views. While the community is for all ages, it is particularly popular with adults who are 55+ and seeking a place where they can enjoy an active lifestyle while enjoying the peacefulness of the mountains. Home plans are unique, based on the area where you want to live, but you’ll find many one-story houses and houses with the master bedroom and bathroom on the main level. Home prices typically start around $220,000.
Lake Junaluska Amenities
While the amenities at Lake Junaluska are technically part of the retreat and conference center, residents can access them at any time. That means spending a day canoeing, fishing, swimming, or kayaking on the lake. There’s also a 3.5-mile paved walking trail around the lake, along with a boardwalk that allows you to cross over the water. Boats with motors are not allowed on the lake to maintain the peace and quiet of the community. Three restaurants are located on-site, along with a gift shop, fitness center, meditation gardens, and a miniature golf course. There is also an aquatic center with a pool, a campground, and an 18-hole golf course.
Shopping and Dining
While there are plenty of places to shop in the cities surrounding Lake Junaluska, the community itself is home to stores, restaurants, places of worship, banks, a post office, a library, gas stations, and other services. In the immediate area, you’ll find grocery stores, hardware stores, fast food and more. Head further south into Waynesville for Main Street USA.
Parks, Green Spaces, and Healthy Living
Head a few miles in almost any direction from Lake Junaluska, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by forests, waterfalls, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, and other places where you can take in the beautiful scenery of Western North Carolina. The Harmon Den Wildlife Management Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park, and Nantahala National Forest are all there at your fingertips, ideal for hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, bird-watching, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.
Haywood County and nearby Buncombe County are both home to many physicians, dentists, pharmacies, and medical professionals. The Haywood Regional Medical Center sits just outside the Lake Junaluska community.
Just Minutes from Maggie Valley, Waynesville, and Asheville…
Lake Junaluska residents love that their Haywood County community is just minutes from Western North Carolina hotspots like Waynesville, Maggie Valley, and Asheville. Just eat of Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley is a popular old-fashioned mountain resort town that evokes a sense on nostalgia in all who visit. Shop for knick-knacks, tour a moonshine still, hear live bluegrass music, and enjoy other local attractions and entertainment opportunities.
The city of Waynesville is just south of Lake Junaluska and is home to just around 10,000 people. Take a stroll downtown where you’ll find art galleries, antique shops, gift shops, microbreweries, bakeries, cafes, and more. You’ll find the Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts and a community theater here. The city is also known for its beautiful scenery, scenic drives, outdoor adventures, fresh air, and for being the home of the famous Cold Mountain.
Of course, if you head 30 miles to the east, you’ll find yourself in one of the most popular mountain cities in the country. Asheville is known for its creative arts scene, fresh farm-to-table food, unique shops, plethora of breweries, historic sites, outdoor adventures, upscale shopping, and live music.
The Lake Junaluska community sits just south of Interstate 40 which takes you straight to Asheville to the east and northwest towards Knoxville, Tennessee. The Asheville Regional Airport is just over 30 miles away.
- Lake Pond Stream
- Outdoor Pool
- Pickle Ball
- Road Maintenance
- Swimming in lake