homes for sale in mars hill nc

Area Guide


Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill, formerly named Pleasant Hill is a quaint college community with a population of 2,200. The people of Mars Hill are very friendly, value family and their small town atmosphere. The community residents are deep rooted in mountain traditions and have a strong focus on a simpler way of life. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains surround this community that is rich in agriculture, education and neighborliness.

Activities abounds in Mars Hill.  You will find a 14-acre recreation park including a softball field, a basketball court, picnic area, Olympic-sized swimming pool, and tennis courts. A children’s play area includes swings, slides and rides. Mars Hill University offers public access to indoor, heated swimming pool; racquetball courts; fitness center, and lighted tennis courts. Homes for sale in Mars Hill NC are a popular choice for residents looking for an active lifestyle!

The mountains of Western North Carolina offer a vast selection of outdoor activities such swimming, hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing and camping. Click here to learn more about the Mountain Traditions community.


The property tax rate for Madison County is $.52 per $100 property value.

Madison County sales tax rate is 6.75%


Medical Centers Mars Hill Medical Center

119 Mountain View Rd.

Mars Hill, NC 28754

(828) 689-3507

Mission Hospital

509 Biltmore Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 213-1111

Higher Education


North Carolina is known for its many institutes of higher learning. Over 17 of the Universities and Colleges in North Carolina can be found in the western part of the state. Recently changed to Mars Hill University, founded in 1892 as Mars Hill College, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in Western North Carolina and offers five degrees with thirty majors and thirty-three minors. Just thirty miles away you will find The University of North Carolina at Asheville, the only designated liberal arts institution in the UNC system.

Mars Hill University
PO Box 370

100 Athletic Street

Mars Hill, NC 28754


Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Madison Campus

4646 US Hwy 25\70

Marshall, NC 28753

828 649-2947


University of North Carolina at Asheville

One University Heights

Asheville, NC 28804


Public Schools

Madison County Public Schools are ranked in the top one-third of all school districts in the state and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Madison County Public Schools

5738 US 25/70 Hwy.

Marshall, NC 28753

828 649-9276

Fax: 828 649-9334

Ronald Wilcox, Ed. D. Superintendent


Mars Hill B-K Center

950 Mountain View Road

Mars Hill, NC 28754

828 689-3548

Doris Rice, Director

Kay Davis, Site Coordinator

K-5 Mars Hill Elementary School

200 School House Lane

Mars Hill, NC 28754

828 689-2922

Principal: Mr. Christian Ramsey

6-8 Madison Middle School

95 Upper Brush Creek Rd.

Marshall, NC 28753

828 649-2269

Principal: Dr. Barbara Tipton

9-12 Madison High School

5740 Highway 25-70

Marshall, NC 28753

828 649-2876

Principal: Dr. Tony Tipton