2021 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! While some communities are still social distancing, you can celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed […]

5 Public Parks in Asheville You’ve Never Visited, but Should

In Western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to live among some of the richest, most biodiverse wilderness areas in the world. And luckily, greenspace isn’t something you have to drive to encounter. There are myriad parks, greenways, and other well maintained outdoor spaces everywhere you look. In fact, the Asheville Parks and Recreation department maintains seven […]

No Glitter Glue Required: 12 Great Brunch Locations for Mother’s Day

She works hard every day to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. Lunches are packed, homework is complete, soccer gear is in the car and ready for this afternoon. Hot breakfasts every morning and hearty meals every night. Teeth brushed, hair brushed, check, check, check. And what does mom get in […]

The Art of Patience and Pork: Buxton Hall Barbecue

Strolling down Banks Avenue in the South Slope, you’re immediately transfixed by two scents wafting through the bustling Downtown Asheville neighborhood. Sure, you have the delicious smell of several nearby local breweries. But the underlying, tantalizing aroma is that of Buxton Hall Barbecue. “It’s about that quality time of being around a fire and cooking […]

Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar Offers Timeless Stories and Bubbly Suds

Right in the heart of Downtown Asheville, tucked in the depths of the picturesque Grove Arcade building, is the Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. It’s an escape hatch for when life may get a little too hectic. And when an urge arises from within to open a good book, you can sip on […]

What Makes Asheville an Amazing Place to Live?

Billed as a place where “altitude affects attitude,” Asheville, NC is a small city by national standards. However, with a population of more than 92,000, Asheville is also the largest city in Western North Carolina. As such, it serves as the area’s economic and cultural center in many ways—making a big impact for a city […]

6 Spine-Tingling Historical Cemeteries and Graveyards in WNC You Need to Visit before Halloween

Did you know that it was once common in America to pack up a picnic lunch and visit the local cemetery with your friends and family? Before many towns and cities had public parks, people would lounge at local graves instead. They would sit for hours and enjoy the sun, the trees, and—presumably—the peace and […]

NCEI Plans for the Future by Keeping an Eye on the Sky

Towering over Patton Avenue in Downtown Asheville is an impressive, yet oddly silent, building. It sits quietly as the daily whirlwind of people, vehicles, and weather sweep past the structure. Its inhabitants are a branch of the National Oceanic and Weather Administration (NOAA) known as the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI). “Climate is the […]

Everything You Need to Know about Supper Clubs in Asheville

Everywhere you look, more and more attention is being paid to enjoying local food. In fact, Asheville has won glowing accolades many times over for its traditional and innovative food and drink scene.  But did you know there is another food movement taking place right here in Western North Carolina? Traditional and underground supper clubs […]