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Gateway Mountain Properties, Inc.
One McKenzie Way
Old Fort, NC 28762
(800) 521-6788 • info@gatewaymountain.com
Hospitals
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.
Shopping & Entertainment
All your basic needs can usually be met in Old Fort which is approximately 15 minutes away.  Black Mountain, Asheville, Hendersonville, and Marion offer close "big city" amenities within a 15-35 minute drive.  Asheville, the largest city in Western North Carolina, offers not only all of the shopping amenities, but also art, and cultural activities.
McDowell County Chamber of Commerce.
Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce.
Asheville Chamber of Commerce.
Schools
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 web site.
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 family-oriented activities.
Weather
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.
Community Specs
Gateway Mountain is a mature, debt free, well established 30 year old community situated within a 3,000 acre hardwood forest.  There are approximately 480 property owners with nearly 200 homes and 50 full-time residents.  It is currently estimated that there may be <600 lots when the development is completed.  Special care is taken to maintain a low density of buildings to forest, keeping with the integrity of the natural surroundings and privacy of the owners.  In June 2000, the property owners in Gateway voted to begin a road paving project.  Most of the main roadways have been paved as of 2013.  The remaining roads are regularly maintained gravel and are scheduled for future paving.
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 www.gatewaymountain.com/covenants.