Marshall is Thriving Thanks to its Arts and Community

As a small Madison County town, Marshall, NC has made the most of riverside living by focusing on community. Marshall’s Main Street offers signs of the town’s unique blend of old and the new. Locals frequent the town’s bookstore and numerous galleries, antique shops, breweries, and eateries. Hovering above it all is the historic, cupola-domed […]

Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and Strong Communities!

Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s western mountain region. But the area is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The terrain and climate have historically been a haven for apples, the traditional agricultural crop in the county. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through […]

3 Words that Describe the Friendly Small Town of Weaverville, NC

With a population of 3,900, Weaverville has had a mini growth spurt in recent years. Away from the hustle and bustle of typical urban life, Weaverville has cultivated a full and active community unique among towns across Western North Carolina. There are plenty of terms we could use to characterize this charming small town. But […]

Tryon, NC: Welcome Home to Quiet, Quirky Horse Country

Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in the South,” Tryon, NC is currently home to about 1,500 residents. Tryon has been one of the South’s top equestrian destinations for more than 100 years. And the town has become newly discovered by people flocking to its equestrian events and facilities, quirky in-town living, outdoor adventure opportunities, and […]

Fletcher, NC: Pride in Our Past, and Faith in Our Future

“I think if I had to describe Fletcher in three words, they would be convenient, growing, and nice,” said Zach Horn, a Fletcher resident and co-owner/brewer at Blue Ghost Brewing Company. Fletcher has indeed been growing at a steady and smooth pace in recent years, thanks to lower housing costs and its convenient location. Today […]

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 […]

Enjoy Elevated Living in Vibrant Waynesville, NC

High mountain peaks surround the vibrant and friendly town of Waynesville and its tree-lined Main Street. Fine shops, galleries, cafés, and restaurants make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art, and welcoming folks provide the perfect backdrop to Live Abundantly in Waynesville, NC. Downtown Waynesville is Full […]

Everything You Need to Know about Community Gardens in Asheville

Western North Carolina is known for its deep agricultural roots and award-winning farm-to-table dining. Now, residents are finding opportunities to grow both food and community—right in their own neighborhoods. Learn more about the impact of community gardens in WNC. What are Community Gardens? Community gardens are small plots of land collectively cared for by members […]

Locals Explain Everything You Need to Know about Black Mountain

Nestled at the eastern edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain is colloquially known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” This Swannanoa Valley community has long welcomed travelers into the region who climb over the Swannanoa Pass into WNC. Today, the historic small town still prides itself on its sense of community and friendly […]

Everything You Need to Know about Saluda, NC

Saluda, NC is an historic Victorian mountain village at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since the turn of the 20th century, Saluda has been a favorite mountain destination to escape the sweltering summer heat of lower latitudes. The town remains a great place to enjoy seasonal beauty throughout the year. Learn more about […]