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Baseball Season is Back in Lenoir North Carolina

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When you buy one of the homes for sale in NC mountains, part of the area’s appeal is the laid back, small town lifestyle many Americans find so attractive.  Whether it stirs up memories of our youth or we are drawn to its depiction in books, films and media, we can’t help seeing it as somehow more authentic and true to our roots.

Many who have moved to The Coves Mountain River Club are delighted to learn that one time-honored small town tradition is still alive and well in Lenoir:  semi-pro baseball.  The Oilers have been going strong for more than fifty years, and they were the Carolina Virginia Collegiate League champions in 2016.

The team’s home games are played at historic Walker Stadium downtown, and for local families they rank high on the list of things to do in Lenoir NC.  Their season runs from May through July, with the opening day events kicking off last month. Area fans will have thirty chances to see them play in Lenoir, and each one becomes an another opportunity to socialize with neighbors who share your love of baseball. 

Gated communities near Asheville NC, like The Coves Mountain River Club, offer a perfect balance of the modern and the traditional.  You’re never far from history here, and we haven’t lost our reverence for the past.  Is there anything more evocative of days gone by than sitting in the bleachers on a warm summer evening, hot dog in hand, watching the players you know by name and statistics play their hearts out to the cheers of the crowd?

The Oilers are active in the community, and there are ways you can get involved with their efforts as a volunteer if you so choose.  They hold a baseball skills camp in June for ages eight through high school.  Their web site at has a lot of information about the team.

Some of the finest homes for sale in NC mountains towns are found right here in Lenoir at The Coves Mountain River Club.  Our five miles of Johns River riverfront property offers a spectacular setting for this tight knit mountain community of residents who settled here because of all the foothills area has to offer. 

This is a perfect example of “the best of both worlds”.  We’re not so far from the city that we can’t easily get there if we need to.  But at the same time, we’re living in the midst of some nature’s most spectacular scenery and enjoying the clearest of skies, the freshest of air, and wonderful mild weather all year round.

People of all ages and interests find things to do in Lenoir NC, and many of them involve being outdoors.  Because we’re close to the water, there are a wealth of options available for fishing, swimming, and boating.  Exercise buffs can enjoy miles and miles of our award winning hiking trails near Asheville.  Our trails offer breathtaking scenic panoramas, and of course we have a front row seat for one of the country’s most popular fall foliage spectaculars.

Even if you’re not a die hard sports fan when you come here, you may find it hard to resist the unique experience of rooting on our Lenoir Oilers, along with a crowd of people who, like you, appreciate the fact that life in the gated communities near Asheville NC often has a way of transporting you back to a simpler time.  In Lenoir, like countless fans over the years, you soon learn to enjoy the exquisite pleasures of seeing America’s game played under a blanket of stars, complete with all of the same iconic sights and sounds and smells that reside in our collective memory of those days long ago. At the Coves Mountain River Club, we love our Lenoir Oilers!

Stop on by when you’re in the area and see how fun it is to live in our mountain community.  

Call us at 828.754.0700 to schedule a tour.

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