Welcome New Owners

Fairview Forest is a neighborhood and community
where families can flourish and where all members,
young and old, can have privacy,
and enjoy the atmosphere of mountain living at its best.
Fairview Forest Homeowners’ Association, Inc. is a planned community in Fairview Township, Buncombe County, North Carolina. Fairview Forest is a corporation, registered with the state as a not-for-profit business. As Fairview Forest entrancewith most corporations, it has a “charter” (Covenants). Fairview Forest Homeowners’ Association is self-managed, governed by a Board of Directors and augmented by the volunteer efforts of property owners serving on various committees. The Board of Directors appoints the officers — President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Legal Matters Officer.

The Association holds monthly board meetings each month except in December. Members of the community are invited to attend these meetings where the business of Fairview Forest is conducted.

An Annual Meeting is held each year in April. The purpose of the meeting is to elect directors to open positions and approve a new budget. The FFHA fiscal year runs from June 1st through May 31st. A significant portion of the budget is allocated for roads improvements, repairs, and maintenance as well as shoulder and ditch line work. The remainder of the budget is basically fixed expenses the Association incurs. Assessments are due on June 1st of each year; see the Assessments section for details.

The Association maintains 10.5 miles of roads within the community. The mission of the Roads Committee is scheduling and planning maintenance and improvements to the roads network. Residents on the Mountain are keenly aware of the condition of the roads they drive on. Some are better than others; some continue to wear well; others are in constant need of maintenance. The maintenance and repair of the roads is the most important responsibility that the Board of Directors and Officers are obligated to fulfill.

Who owns property in Fairview Forest? Of approximate 175 properties, there are full-time residences, part-time/rental residences, and some remaining unimproved (vacant) lots. Of the residential properties, there are full-time residences and  part-time or rental residences.

What size houses are in Fairview Forest? In the forty-some years the community has been in existence, it has been largely controlled by five developers and gone through several sets of restrictive covenants. So the rules for home size have changed over time.

New property owners are encouraged to review the Restrictive CovenantsBy-Laws, and Regulations documents here on the website as well as the other various sections including AssessmentsArchitectural and Community Roads.

In addition to being familiar with the above documents, new property owners should make note of the following, all of which are part of our effort to insure a high quality of life here on the mountain for all our homeowners and their guests:

• All new construction or renovations require the submission and approval of an Architectural permit, including paint and roof colors.
• The discharge of firearms, hunting and trapping are prohibited.
• Pets must be kept on leash (this is a county law).
• Open burning is prohibited.
• New property owners are asked to email FFHA using our Contact page with your information and email address so you can be added to the database and to the mailing list to receive important information about Fairview Forest and our blast emails.

Currently, the smallest house is 576 square feet and the largest is more than 7,000 square feet. The average house size is a little over 2,000 square feet.

About 20  years ago there were a total of 153 lots and 75 lots had houses on them with 72 full-time residences, two part-time residences and one was a rental house.

The Architectural Committee is responsible for enforcing the Covenants and Regulations concerning architectural issues. The committee also aims to ensure building requirements are met and integrity of the neighborhood is maintained. The guidelines deal with new construction and home improvements. For example, if a property owner repaints a residence, an application must be submitted to the Architectural committee for approval. The color must comply with established guidelines which apply to out-buildings such as gazebos, storage sheds or detached garages.