Agents Answer: Where are the Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in WNC?

To mix idioms, a dog may be man’s best friend, but it takes a village to keep him well fed. For many homes, fur babies are more than pets—they’re part of the family! And from scenic mountain hikes to a casual pint in town, it’s great to take them out with you to enjoy all […]

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: What’s the Best Bakery for Pies and Other Holiday Treats

This week, bakers around the country are warming up their ovens for sweet Thanksgiving celebrations. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the season of thanks is by sharing a pie with our favorite friends, clients, and colleagues.  If that idea sounds appetizing to you, we welcome you to keep it local and support small […]

Agents Answer: What Resources are Available in WNC for People with Special Educational Needs?

Access to a quality education is a top priority in Western North Carolina. Our public school systems and private schools consistently rank among the state’s best. However, we also recognize that not all students learn in the same ways. For those students with special educational needs, the community offers additional programs and resources to provide […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Spots to Cool off?

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! Temperatures have been rising and won’t come down anytime soon. Summertime in the mountains can be just as hot as any other place, but there are some secrets to keeping cool during the day and taking advantage of our breezy summer evenings. Are you new to the Western […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to See Fireworks in WNC?

Summer is in full swing, and we’re less than two weeks away from another fun Fourth of July weekend! Cities and communities across the region are excited to return to annual festivities and fireworks displays. While not as grandiose as in years past, there are again many choices for locals eager to celebrate our nation’s […]

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 […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Yoga Spots or Programs in WNC?

Several years ago, Yoga Journal magazine included Asheville on its list of “10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Towns”. We think that designation should extend across Western North Carolina. Towns around the region take advantage of the area’s natural beauty and community spirit to tap into a mindfulness unparalleled in other American regions. WNC embraces yoga practices of […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Easter Egg Hunts in WNC?

Easter is a season for community and celebration. From the business-focused Burnsville-Yancey County Chamber Easter Egg Hunt to the Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade, there are many egg-citing egg hunts and annual Easter traditions across Western North Carolina. But with so many wonderful Easter festivities available, how will you know the best place to find the […]