About Asheville North Carolina
The shortest way to tell you about the city of Asheville is to describe it as more of a West Coast town: artsy, eclectic, environmentally conscious, nature-loving, outdoorsy, and open-minded. But outside of Asheville proper, the dynamic changes a bit, with rural, local, Southern Appalachian culture mixed with the eclectic vibe our move-ins bring to the area.
Asheville and the surrounding areas are – in a word – DIVERSE and that is what makes us special.
Things to do in Asheville, North Carolina
It’s hard to discuss activities in Asheville without mentioning the Biltmore Estate, which is a major contributor to Asheville’s thriving tourism. And while the Biltmore is definitely something to see, there is a lot more happening in this growing town. While I wouldn't at all consider Asheville as a “college town,” it is home to UNCA (University of North Carolina Asheville) and AB Tech (Asheville-Buncombe Technical College). Instead, I consider Asheville the urban hub (even though it is only a town of 80,000 or so) for all of Western North Carolina, containing the major medical facilities, businesses and shops for the area. Many of the residents here are attracted by the city’s close connection to nature: hiking, biking, and river access are no more than 20 minutes from downtown Asheville.
Asheville’s Growing Culture
It would be dull to live in an area where everyone was alike or where we couldn't learn from each other. The fact that so many people have moved to our area from other parts of the country makes it harder for one to feel like an "outsider." Sure, there is a small community of folks who reject the tourism and popularity of Asheville, but for the most part, people here are welcoming and genuine; plus, the locals are some of the finest people you will ever know. People choose to make Asheville home for a variety of reasons. The unifying sentiment among our diverse culture of students, retirees, artists, musicians, locals, outdoor enthusiasts, and many others is that we live in one of the most beautiful areas in the country surrounded by mountains, streams, and wildlife.
Making Asheville Home
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