Nonprofit Spotlight: Haywood Waterways Association

Rivers of live run through Western North Carolina. They sustain plants and animals seen nowhere else in the world. They support a national forest known worldwide for its range of biodiversity. And WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating tourism and trade. But their popularity among humans for manufacturing and recreation has led […]

Should Your First Home be an Investment Home?

It’s a weird position to be in. You’ve left home, perhaps graduated college, found a steady job with decent benefits, and saved up a small nest egg. First of all, congratulations! You’ve got this adulting thing down. You know the next step in your personal journey is to buy a home and start building equity. […]

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 […]

7 Reasons to Love Living in Straus Park

Historically significant and sleekly modern, Straus Park is a beloved planned community in Brevard, NC. Straus Park offers residents the best of mountain life, with hiking trails, a large meadow, and a green pond usually filled with ducks and canoes. Are you looking for a great neighborhood in the heart of Transylvania County? Here are […]

It’s Time to Call Your Friends: Your July LoLo Gifts are Here!

Enjoy Local Gifts from PennyCup Coffee, Pop’s Diner, and Log Cabin Frozen Treats Asheville: 16 oz. Specialty Drink at PennyCup Coffee Perk up this month with a coffee from PennyCup! Stop by the location most convenient to you and redeem for one of their specialty drinks. Enjoy!  View the offer. About PennyCup Coffee Since they […]

Help Us Choose the Best Outdoor Fire Space in WNC: Round 2

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 $300,000–$600,000 in Western North Carolina. Learn […]

3 Ways WNC Rivers Support Healthy Life along Their Banks

As Asheville native and environmental icon Wilma Dykeman once wrote:  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it, life began.” It is no coincidence that many of Western North Carolina’s towns were built along rivers. In addition to their life-giving waters, WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating manufacturing and […]

Top 7 Mouth-Watering Spots for Fried Chicken in Asheville

If you’re looking for fried chicken that’s finger-licking good, there’s no better place than a local restaurant that knows its stuff. Many mountain restaurants keep their recipes close to the vest— and their breasts and thighs even closer!—releasing the savory comfort dish only as a weekly special or for weekend brunch. But when a fried […]

Transylvania Crossroads Meet at Ecusta Brewing

The intersection of U.S. 276 and U.S. 64 in the mountain town of Brevard is a bustling hub for local, commercial, and tourism traffic. Heading west on U.S. 64, you enter Brevard, a place of independent businesses, academic institutions, small cafes, and farm-to-table restaurants. If you head north on U.S. 276, the Pisgah National Forest […]

2019 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great 4th of July fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit […]