Nestled along Interstate 26 just north of Asheville, the Town of Woodfin winds longitudinally along Weaverville Highway. Friendly people, good jobs, great restaurants, and beautiful scenery abound—providing a small-town mountain lifestyle with big-city amenities.
There are many reasons to love living in Woodfin, NC. Here are just three:
Woodfin is Safe
Although the community can trace its roots back to the mid-nineteenth century, the Town of Woodfin was not incorporated until 1971. Since that time, Woodfin (the only so-named community in the U.S.) has billed itself as a quiet community where neighbors still take the time to know one another. In fact, the Town of Woodfin is one of the safest cities in North Carolina. At least two years in a row, Woodfin was named one of the top 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina by The Safe Wise Report. According to the city, this designation is thanks to the deep support of citizens and elected leadership, as well as the efforts of the Woodfin Police Department.
Woodfin Supports Small Businesses
Once a regional center for manufacturing, Woodfin is now home to many longstanding and emerging small businesses. Located on a hill overlooking Woodfin’s main drag, AvL Technologies is one of the fastest growing businesses in Buncombe County. The company specializes in the design, development, and production of mobile satellite antennas and positioner systems, bringing valuable high-tech jobs to WNC. Their manufacturing facility is located adjacent to Reynolds Village, a planned neighborhood of local shopping, dining, and other service-related businesses. Tree-lined streets, free parking, and fun community events make Reynolds Village an interesting spot to visit throughout the year.
Woodfin has Easy Access to the Outdoors
Woodfin’s history is wrapped up in manufacturing, but its future is focused, at least in part, on outdoor escapes. The community hugs the French Broad River, making everything from tubing to whitewater adventures a draw for residents and tourists alike. Woodfin River Park is also a great place for fishing, kayaking, or family fun. The town also has nearby access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer’s and cyclist’s haven. And residents find many nontraditional reasons to get outside, including the Woodfin Library Trail, a network of small, free lending libraries placed around town.
Learn More about Woodfin
From restaurants and retail to whitewater adventures, residents enjoy the many amenities Woodfin has to offer. Learn more about Woodfin and search for homes and land in Woodfin at beverly-hanks.com/communities/woodfin.