Fonta Flora and Linville River Community
As one of the oldest neighborhoods near Lake James, the communities that border the north side of the lake are a quaint group of cottages and log homes built as far back as the early 20th century. Many of these homes border the Linville River, making these quiet communities private and peaceful. Fonta Flora is located on the north side of the lake approximately 15 miles from Morganton.
Fonta Flora is one of the oldest Lake James neighborhoods. Set along the Linville River just north of Lake James, these homes nestle into splendid natural surroundings. Affordable Lake James real estate is predominant in the Fonta Flora/Linville River communities. Lake and river properties offer rural access to the mountains and valley. This area provides privacy and proximity to hiking trails throughout the Pisgah National Forest.
The award-winning City of Morganton is about 20 minutes east of Fonta Flora and Linville River communities. The rural subdivisions sit in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the northeastern shores of Lake James. Just watch the autumn colors along nearby America’s Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
Fonta Flora Linville River Community
Most of the lots are at least a half-acre. They may be gently sloping, level, wooded, and waterfront. The real estate sits at 1000-1500 foot elevations.
Across from Lake James, this quaint Linville River community includes a variety of cottages, cabins. and log homes. These rural neighborhoods allow all types of housing and some lower prices.
Fonta Flora State Trail System
Fonta Flora State Trail system will eventually extend from Asheville to Morganton. The Lake James Loop anchors the trail. It is a 30-mile greenway considered to be a state of the art hiking, recreational, and nature trail. The Loop passes through the north side of the lake, through Lake James State Park and includes a footpath over the water. It connects to Overmountain Victory Trail, Morganton, and the Catawba River Greenway.
The Fonta Flora community sits on the river. Named for the fountains (fonta) and flowers (flora) discovered in the area. Fonta Flora began 150 years ago. It grew into an African American agricultural village in an area now underwater. Acres of wheat, soybeans, and corn thrived in the bottomlands. When the Linville and Catawba rivers were dammed a century ago, Fonta Flora moved slightly.
Lake James and Area Recreation
Lake James offers over 150 miles of shoreline and 6,500 acres of deep, refreshing waters. How about a huge park and the marina? Lake James State Park offers another 3,000 acres of joy and relaxation. It is 5 minutes from Pisgah Preserve. The new marina and public boat ramp is 3 miles away. Facilities include wet/dry boat storage, boat rentals, store, and restaurant.
Burke County School District serves families living in Morganton NC homes. Students attend Glen Alpine Elementary, Table Rock Middle, and Freedom High schools.
Directions to Fonta Flora/Linville River
From Morganton, take Highway 126 to right on Parks Drive. Turn right on Fonta Flora.
Asheville airport about an hour west and Charlotte is 1.5 hours east of Pisgah Preserve.
For more information about real estate in Fonta Flore and Linville River, don’t hesitate to call Lake James Real Estate, Inc 828-584-9999 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a personal tour of the lake and its communities – on foot or by boat. We’d be happy to show you around. (Hey, we’re always looking for an excuse to get out on the Lake.)