3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

For many people in the mountains, a foot of snow can hinder them from getting to work and earning a paycheck. For others, their very livelihood is dependent on powdery fresh snow. Winter sports are a big draw for outdoor enthusiasts, and resorts across Western North Carolina depend on that enthusiasm. Have you ever visited […]

5 Smart Home Devices that Increase Interest in Your Luxury Home Listing

Forbes magazine has called Asheville “an emerging Silicon Valley.” And if the true Silicon Valley has taught us anything, it’s that where innovation is on the rise, there are sure to be tech-savvy Millennials with new money and an interest in high-end real estate. But as a luxury seller, how do you set your property […]

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

  The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses Western North Carolina, enhancing the lives of residents and visitors alike. With 469 miles of scenic roadways, it provides the perfect venue for enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains by bicycle, vehicle, or on foot. It’s no wonder it’s called America’s Favorite Drive! “The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s favorite […]

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

The Buzz about Bee City, USA

Asheville has long been known as Beer City USA, but did you know we’re also Bee City? In 2012, Asheville became the first to accept the title and responsibility of being an official bee city, launching a national movement. This commitment to creating more sustainable habitats for bees and other pollinators is echoed throughout Western […]

Pick Your Favorite Waterfront Home

We may be in the mountains, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of waterfront properties! From Lake Lure to Lake Junaluska, Western North Carolina is spotted with natural and manmade lakes that offer as much activity or escape from it as your heart desires. What’s more, we’re home to the French […]

Explore the Farm-to-Table Movement in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC

Even though we live here, we have to admit we are continuously amazed at the abundant resources found here, and especially how great the people are. To highlight both, we explored the exciting farm-to-table movement in our region. From Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville to a farmers market and a farm in Henderson County, we […]

These Inc. 5000 Companies are Inspired by Asheville

Did you know that there were 10 companies from the Asheville metro area on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list? Every year, the small business- and startup-focused publication ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. Let’s take a look at Asheville’s fastest-growing independent businesses. Avadim Technologies Ranking […]

Cheese the Day on the WNC Cheese Trail!

Travel outside the cities of Western North Carolina and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. More than a dozen locally owned farms and shops make up the WNC Cheese Trail. Their dedication to local cheesemaking preserves the authentic rural lifestyle that draws so many to the area. Here, local […]