Natural and Cultural Diversity Abound in Buncombe County

The four-season temperate climate in Buncombe County makes year-round living easy! Because of the broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world. What’s more, Buncombe County’s approximately 240,000 residents make up Western North Carolina’s economic and cultural center […]

9 Local Mini Golf Courses that will Putt a Smile on Your Face

Lakeview Putt and Play Perhaps we’re overthinking it, but there is a certain magic and nostalgia in walking a mini golf course. The winding path, the scrubby green carpet, the exotic decor—it’s a compact walk through a past we’ve never experienced. When was the last time you picked out a hot pink golf ball and […]

Shoot to Score: Asheville City Soccer Club Kicks off in a Big Way

On a recent mid-summer evening, the sun slowly fading behind the Blue Ridge Mountains, howls and cheers echo from high above downtown Asheville. It’s the cultivation of thousands of voices and the culmination of thousands of days of preparation that has led to the excitement flowing through the city. It’s Memorial Stadium, home of the […]

2018 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 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 around all day […]

Explore the Farm-to-Table Movement in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC

Even though we live here, we have to admit we are continuously amazed at the abundant resources found here, and especially how great the people are. To highlight both, we explored the exciting farm-to-table movement in our region. From Posana Cafe in downtown Asheville to a farmers market and a farm in Henderson County, we […]

These Inc. 5000 Companies are Inspired by Asheville

Did you know that there were 10 companies from the Asheville metro area on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list? Every year, the small business- and startup-focused publication ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. Let’s take a look at Asheville’s fastest-growing independent businesses. Avadim Technologies Ranking […]

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay […]

7 Super Spots to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or you saw a movie in the theater and just want to learn more, there’s a reason to celebrate this weekend. The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, an unofficial holiday that’s officially awesome! Most local comic book shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day—some with discounts, some […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Consider Haiti, based in Asheville, NC

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose. While our focus as a company is in Western North Carolina, some of our agents have their sights set much farther. Today we’re highlighting a locally based, volunteer-led nonprofit with a mission focused on an island nation […]

The Most Complete Guide to Zipline Adventures in WNC

From mountain biking and hiking to whitewater rafting and rock climbing, Western North Carolina offers countless ways to explore the great outdoors. One of the most awe inspiring and adrenaline inducing is ziplining, traveling down a cable wire over an open span as fast as gravity can propel you. With our majestic mountains and old-growth […]