12 Asheville Bakeries that Combine Fresh Pastries and Warm Communities

Mix one part communication with one part understanding, sift in sincerity and a generous dollop of local love, and you have a decadent batter of community. Tend that starter every day for years, and your community will rise to heights that would bring a sparkle to Oprah’s loaf-loving eye.  It may sound like a lot […]

Local Schools are Building Tomorrow: Education is a Top Priority in WNC

One of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about moving is the quality of the schools. The schools around a home affect its value and its appeal to potential future buyers. Even if you don’t have children or they are out of the nest, you want to be aware of the quality […]

See 750 Acres of Innovative Urban Development in Biltmore Park

Imagine all the conveniences of living in a city center without the challenges. Biltmore Park, located in South Asheville, NC, offers a fresh re-imagining of the main streets of the past. The community was built to meet today’s standards of smart growth, green living, and reduced driving. Here’s everything you need to know about Biltmore […]

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 […]