Asheville, North Carolina is Hot, Artsy and Alive!
- #8 of North America's 20 Best Small Metro Areas.
- Top 50 Hottest Cities for business expansion and relocation.
- #1 "Most Active Place to Live" ... Modern Maturity, June 2000 issue.
- A- Grade for 25 Years of Economic Strength.
- #6 of Top 25 Arts Destinations.
- Top 5 Best Places to Retire ... Money Magazine
Asheville and the surrounding area have become known in recent years as a safe haven for everything good in life ... good health ...good values ... good friends ... and good times ... things the "natives" have always known.
...A place easy on the soul.
Surrounded by the majesty and charm of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the vibrant metropolitan area appeals to those seeking the intimacy and enchantment of a small city and the economic provisions of a larger one.
From Baryshnikov and Beach Music to Itzhak Perlman and Phantom of the Opera, Asheville offers a multitude of entertainment and artistic opportunities. (Visit Links)
The "Old Kentucky Home"... homeplace of Thomas Wolfe, author of Look Homeward, Angel and many other works.
Come join in the fun ... the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the fairs of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Bele Chere, the city's annual festive street fair and the acclaimed Folk Moot in nearby Waynesville.
Extend your education and broaden your horizons at UNC-Asheville, Western Carolina University, Warren Wilson College, Montreat College, Brevard College, Mars Hill College or Buncombe Technical Community College.
Asheville is located on a plateau, 2200 feet in elevation and is surrounded by mountains, some exceeding 5000 ft in elevation. The area has always been known for its mild year-round climate, with moderate winter and summer temperatures tempered by the surrounding mountains. The average annual rainfall is 47" and average annual snowfall is 15".
Cathey M. Bailey, Broker