Ridgecrest is an unincorporated settlement in eastern Buncombe County, North Carolina, off Interstate 40/U.S. Route 70. The community is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also home to Ridgecrest Camp for Boys (established 1929) and Crestridge Camp for Girls (established 1955).
Ridgecrest is located at coordinates 35°37′14″N 82°16′57″W / 35.620674°N 82.282618°WCoordinates: 35°37′14″N 82°16′57″W / 35.620674°N 82.282618°W, about 1.91 miles ENE of Black Mountain, 6.38 miles WNW of Old Fort, 6.37 miles NE of Swannanoa, 15 miles ENE of Asheville, and 367 miles SW of Washington, D.C..