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  • Biltmore Estate PD

    Anyone ever work for the Biltmore Estate PD?

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    Never worked there but real familiar with area. Supposed to have most millionaires per sq mile than anywhere. Oh and pro hunters thin deer out at night. Lots and lots of deer there. The McDonalds use to have a baby grand piano and a pianist playing on some nights. NC version of Beverly Hills.

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    • #3
      May be some miscommunication here.

      Biltmore Estate has rangers who are responsible for security at, and surrounding, the Biltmore House. The only ones who live on the estate are some Biltmore Company executives. A large hotel opened on the estate a few years ago.

      The "millionaires" referred to in the previous post live in the Town of Biltmore Forest, immediately adjacent to the estate. Their police officers are responsible for the protection of the 1400 or so residents of the town. BF is a "town within a city", the city being Asheville. BF is entirely a residential community. There are no grocery stores, restaurants, shops or any other commercial ventures. The closest they come to commercialization is with their Country Club and golf course. They provide trash pickup but have contracted with Asheville for fire protection since the mid-1990's, an existing station being across the street from the town. They have a town manager/mayor/council form of government.

      If you see a TV ad, it's for the Biltmore House, not for the Town of Biltmore Forest.

      Biltmore Park, a venture of the Biltmore Company, is a ten-year, or so, old development which abuts the estate, I-26 & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its claim to fame is its advertised self-sufficiency. While its residents are within Asheville's city limits, BP has its own restaurants, theaters, Barnes & Noble, YMCA and other commercial ventures. The grocery store built adjacent to the development was erected just a couple of years ago. Vacant land within the development, as well as buildings under construction, are considered to be outside the city, under the governance of Buncombe (pronounced Bun-cum) County, where building requirements are less stringent than those within the city. Once a house/area is occupied, it becomes part of the city, and the owner must then pay city taxes as well as county taxes.

      The McDonalds with the piano is in the community of Biltmore, a part of Asheville, across from the main entrance into the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore was annexed by Asheville in 1927, and efforts are made to give its buildings a somewhat quaint appearance, reminiscent of how it was when first developed by George Vanderbilt. Construction of the Grand Bohemian Hotel, opened last year, did away with any "small community" feel that may have existed.
      God doesn't believe in athesists.

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      • #4
        Fyrboy... Are you in the Asheville area, or just very knowledged in it? I'm looking to ask some questions about APD from someone who has actually knowledge, and not what they "heard"..


        Thanks!!
        The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed.

        I Am the Sheepdog.

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        • #5
          Native of the area & retired firefighter. I may be able to put you in touch with someone at APD if I'm unable to answer your questions.
          God doesn't believe in athesists.

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