Straus Park Subdivision

The former Camp Straus was established at the end of World War II by Harry Straus, the original owner of the Ecusta Plant, as an extensive and engaging playground for plant employees. The nearly 315 acres were recommissioned in the late 1990’s as a beautiful residential community located across from the Transylvania County medical park and minutes from downtown Brevard. The seven-acre lake, 14-acre meadow, and hiking trails remain for residential use, and a community garden, pool, and clubhouse have been added to channel the original camp-like atmosphere. In addition to the outdoor opportunities, Straus Park also has its own business park including an organic grocery store, a veterinarian clinic, a bank, medical facilities, and travel agency. Residential homes range from exquisite townhouses to single-level condominiums to stunning multi-floored homes with long-range mountain views, all seamlessly integrated into the landscape to maintain the developer’s “mountain harmony” philosophy.



Year Established1997Elevation2,200 - 2,800
GolfNoLake7 acres
Closest HospitalTransylvania Regional Hospital 0.5 mileClosest AirportAsheville Regional Airport 17 miles
Closest GroceryOnsiteDistance to Brevard, NC2 miles
Distance to Asheville, NC32 milesDistance to Greenville, SC56 miles
Distance to DuPont State Forest12 milesDistance to Pisgah National Forest1.5 miles
Located in City LimitsYesTotal Homes Sites200+
CondosYes - 30+Covenants/RestrictionsYes
HOA Fees$700 - $3,000WaterCity
SewerCityUtilitiesUnderground
Paved or Gravel RoadsPavedLong Range ViewsYes
ActivitiesYesGatedNo
Greenspace62 acres with meadowClubhouseYes
Swimming PoolYesTennisYes - 2 clay courts
FishingYes - Lake StrausHikingYes, trails in greenspace
BikingDupont State Forest or Pisgah National ForestEquestrianDupont State Forest or Pisgah National Forest
FitnessNoDiningOnsite and Downtown Brevard