Tucked into the serene forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Montreat College. Just east of Asheville, the picturesque campus is a crossroads of ancient faith and modern innovation. “We’ve recast ourselves as a faith-based institution and a liberal arts institution,” said Dr. Paul Maurer, president of Montreat. “We’re pivoting our future around STEM-related majors, […]
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3 Inspirational Features that Make Montreat Unique
Are you looking for a retreat from your hectic life? So were the weary missionaries who first came to a secluded cove in the Blue Ridge Mountains to rejuvenate their souls. In the early 20th century, those missionaries settled just 20 minutes from the rapidly growing city of Asheville and developed the community of Montreat. […]
Agents Answer: Where are the Best Picnic Spots in WNC?
Western North Carolina is full of mouth-watering and award-winning restaurants. But sometimes, all you need is a paper sack filled with PB&J sandwiches and trusty GORP—good ol’ raisins and peanuts. This is especially true after a few hours on one of the region’s many scenic mountain trails. If you’re new to the area—or just looking […]
17 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC to Attend This Year: 2022
It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! This year, celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to […]
WNC Colleges and Universities Help Students Expand Their Possibilities
Western North Carolina is home to a large number of public and private colleges and universities. These higher ed institutions attract students from across the region and around the world. Each has its own strengths, and together, they offer myriad ways to empower students to expand their possibilities. Here’s just a quick glimpse at colleges […]
Agents Answer: Where are the Best Farmers Markets in WNC?
Many of us have spent this spring tucked cozily inside, socially distanced from friends and loved ones, as well as from the elements. But across Western North Carolina, local farmers have spent their days outside, sowing fields and preparing for a successful growing season. At Beverly-Hanks, we appreciate the work our local farmers do every […]
Help Us Choose the Best Outdoor Fire Space in WNC: Championship Round
Help Us Choose the Best Outdoor Fire Space in WNC: Round 3
Which Home has the Best Fire Pit? Click the button below your favorite fire pit to vote now. Click the photo to see the listing. About the Homes: The homes featured in this week’s contest showcase the many fire pit or outdoor fireplace options available to home buyers between $600,000–$900,000 in Western North Carolina. Learn […]
Agents Answer: Where are the Best Birthday Party Spots for Kids in WNC?
Western North Carolina is a great place to raise a family. And one of the most fun occasions for both parents and kids is a child’s birthday celebration. While many great memories happen at home, sometimes it’s nice to celebrate in public—with family, friends, cake, gifts…and no dishes to wash afterwards. But with so many […]
Agents Answer: Where is the Best Hiking Trail to See WNC’s Beautiful Fall Colors?
It’s no small secret why more than 10 million people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year. Our area of Appalachia has some of the most beautiful mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and views in the world—and we don’t think we’re being biased. While the Smokies, the Blue Ridge, and areas in between see carloads […]