Agents Answer: What are the Best Local Running Events in WNC?

Did you know that one of the reasons for Asheville’s early growth was the quality of air across the Blue Ridge Mountains? This spring, take in big inhales of our cool mountain air as you pad through one of the region’s many running events. Are you ready to meet those new year’s goals? Would you […]

Agents Answer: What are the Best and Most Unique Things about WNC Public Libraries?

When you read the words “public library”, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably an image of a severe, bespectacled old woman overseeing high shelves stuffed with old books in a room devoid of any sound save for the occasional dust-driven cough. But in Western North Carolina, public libraries offer so much more! In […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

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 […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fall Drives in WNC?

There’s more to a great mountain home than four walls and a roof. And at this point in the year, who wants to be under a roof, anyway? Every autumn in Western North Carolina, nature puts on a gorgeous color show of deep reds and bright yellows as the leaves transform into rich and vibrant […]

Agents Answer: What’s the Best Performance Venue in WNC?

There’s always something exciting to see in Western North Carolina! In the many arts-focused communities around the region, an active lifestyle includes plenty of opportunities for live performances. From street buskers to independent plays to the biggest names in entertainment, it’s easy to fill your calendar with things to do and shows to see. But […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Parks in WNC?

Throughout Western North Carolina, our communities and neighborhoods are interconnected—not just by our mountains and rivers, but also by our many local public parks and greenspaces. In fact, in Asheville alone, the city’s Parks and Recreation department maintains seven community and 38 neighborhood parks. And while all parks have common elements, many are as unique […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fishing Spots in WNC?

Some people say that fishing is a cure-all for the soul. It offers a direct connection to nature for many. It offers peace and solitude to some. And it offers an opportunity for camaraderie and companionship for others. Whatever your motivation to get out on the lake or into the streams and rivers, Western North […]