A Grand Vision Becomes a Remarkable Reality.
With a rich history dating back more than 20 years, Mountain Air remains one of the most celebrated and iconic NC mountain communities today. The community’s ongoing success is due in large part to the sensitive development acumen of the Banks and Young families, longtime Burnsville residents who own the Mountain Air property plus 2,000 acres in its surrounds.
Since the community’s inception in the early 1990s, their collective aim has been the creation of a mountaintop retreat unmatched in its physical beauty and unaffected in its charm. Undertaking one of the country’s most challenging residential development projects, the Banks and Young families brought to bear their expertise in lumbering and heavy construction in conquering Slickrock Mountain’s 4,919 feet of elevation and sheer outcroppings of granite. The end result is as much a testament to the families’ perseverance and vision as to the ingenuity of modern engineering.
With the addition of the private 2,875-foot runway, Mountain Air quickly emerged as one of the country’s premier fly in communities. This reputation for innovation has only been enhanced by an enduring commitment to quality. From the Mountain Air Clubhouse built of native timber and stone to the gourmet groceries and vintage wines you’ll find at the Slickrock Village Green, it’s the thoughtful details that make Mountain Air so special.