There are several medical facilities close to Gateway: McDowell
County Hospital (25 min.), St. Joseph's Mission Memorial Hospital
in Asheville (45 min.), Veteran's hospital in Asheville (45
min.), Old Fort Family Medical Clinic (10 min.), and Pardee
Hospital in Hendersonville (45 min.) from Gateway. For
life threatening injuries or illnesses, a designated helicopter
landing area is located within 2 miles of the development.
The area has full enhanced 911 service.
Old Fort Elementary, West McDowell Junior High and McDowell
High School. A school bus stop is located at the entrance
to the development. There are many institutions of higher
learning in the area, with UNC-Asheville being the largest.
McDowell County Schools
Points of Interest
Tourist attractions, natural attractions and various activities
in Western North Carolina are year round, including Lake Lure,
the Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake James, Chimney Rock State Park,
Mount Mitchell, Sugar Mountain, Biltmore Estates & Winery,
and The Grove Park Inn. The Western North Carolina area
is also conducive to camping, hiking, fishing, rafting, and
We enjoy four distinct seasons. Winter is generally mild
with an average of approximately 12-18 inches of snow per year.
Roads are maintained regularly throughout the winter.
Summers are generally moderate with cool nights and gentle winds.
Fall brings an explosion of brilliant color, ushering in the
transition to winter.
Utilities, Water and Other Expenses
Utilities (electricity and telephone) are underground along
the roadways. Electricity is provided by Duke Power, while
phone service is Frontier. Utility connection fees are
approximately $100. Property owners provide their own
well and septic systems. Septic systems average $3,500.
Complete well systems average $5,000 (depending on the depth).
Trash disposal is handled by each property owner. A trash
drop-off and recycling center is located just a few miles from
the entrance of Gateway. A $3,000 impact fee is paid by
the property owner to the Property Owners Association (P.O.A.)
at the time construction of their home begins. There are
no requirements to build in a certain amount of time - or ever.
McDowell County property taxes are currently about 58 cents
per every $100 of the assessed tax value.
Property Owners Association Dues
Property Owner Association dues are currently $899 per year. Dues are predominantly used for the maintenance
and upkeep of the roads and common areas including the waterfalls,
trout pond and lake areas, P.O.A. office and secretary, and
the electronic gates. Property owners vote each year on
an additional road paving project assessment. This year (2015)
the property owners voted for an additional road paving and repair assessment of $200. (Total dues & assessments for 2015: $899 dues plus $200 paving assessment = $1,099 per year.)
Visit Gateway Mountain
To schedule a visit to Gateway Mountain, please call the sales
office at: 800-521-6788. Tours are given
any day of the week, including weekends, with the exception
of some holidays (subject to the availability of Realtors).
We work hard to accommodate your schedule as much as possible.
Tour times are flexible, but usually begin in the mornings between
9-10 a.m. or in the afternoon between 12-2 p.m. Because of the
size, terrain features and location of properties for sale,
tours normally take a couple of hours or more. Please
keep in mind that Gateway Mountain is a very large, 3,000 acre,
mountain community with about 33 miles of internal roadway.
Privacy and security are key elements of the Gateway Mountain
community. For that reason, "drive-thru's" and unescorted
visits are not permitted.
Protective Covenants and Restrictions
There are some basic restrictions that protect the integrity
of our beautiful mountain development. An abridged version
can be seen on our web site at