Most frequent questions and answers
Biltmore Land Development registered its first plat map under the name “Arrowhead” in August of 1972. Over the past 30 years the community has had a series of different developers, different covenants and different names. Names for all or part of the community include Arrowhead, Arrowhead Hideaways, Arrowhead Farms, Fairview Hideaways and Fairview Forest. The Fairview Forest name was initiated in the Covenants registered in September 1988.
Newcomers are often used to county services that we do not receive in a private mountain community. Always be prepared during the winter by having ample supplies in case of storms or power outages. Many residents move their vehicles to the entrances of the lower roads or near the entrance to the community when winter storms are forecast.
The logistics and expense of snow removal make it nearly impossible for the community to plow its roads. Each winter season is different and each winter storm event really has to be judged and decisions made at that time. Reference the Winter Roads Plan.
This is the most often asked-about topic. The answer is that we do not have a policy since Buncombe County regulations prevail in this situation. We suggest that property owners first contact the pet guardian and explain the problem. If necessary beyond that, Animal Services should be contacted and an officer will pay a visit and explain the rules and fines to the offending party.
All Fairview Forest property owners should be responsible regarding their pets and not allow them to bark incessantly or to roam freely outside property boundaries. Sadly, we receive numerous calls about lost pets each year..
Property owners may post two “for sale” signs on their property. So-called pointer signs are only allowed under two circumstances: (1) Pointer signs for the annual event called “Parade of Homes” may be posted during the event. (2) Pointer signs for an open house event may be posted for the weekend of the open house. Such signs must be removed by the end of business on the day after the open house. Additional information about real estate signage can be found in Section 8.3 of the Restrictive Covenants.
“Covenants” (sometimes called “restrictions”) are an agreement by property owners in a private community to abide by a set of policies and rules.
The reasons for covenants include:
Property owners agree to share the cost to maintain the established roads throughout the community. (North Carolina does not generally maintain the roads in private communities.) Owners are assured that a gift shop or a dog kennel will not locate on their road nor will trailer homes be brought into the community.) For a full list of restrictions that protect owners, read Articles 8 and 9 in the Restrictive Covenants passed by property owners over the past several years.
No, the architectural application is to ensure that construction in Fairview Forest is in compliance with the Restrictive Covenants. Architectural approval is granted when the property owner has submitted all requested information. A Buncombe County building permit has other specific requirements and is monitored by the county.