Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina but surrounding towns in Buncombe County offer small town flair and varied amenities. Population is approximately 215,000 in the county. The four-season temperate climate with average snowfall of only 13 inches makes year-round living easy. Average elevation is 2,165 feet above sea level with surrounding mountain elevations of up to 6,685 feet with Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Because of this broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world.
The quality of life in Buncombe County is outstanding, with low crime rate, broad employment opportunities, incredible educational opportunities with two universities and many colleges nearby, and diverse housing markets for rental, purchase and retirement.
In North Buncombe County, Weaverville real estate is seeing explosive growth, and to the east, Black Mountain homes have continued to see values climb as people discover the area.
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