Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and You!

  Henderson County is located in North Carolina’s mountain region, but it’s 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 Henderson County. The tradition of honoring the local apple industry persists through the county’s […]

Explore the Blue Ridge Parkway, a Road Like No Other

  The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses Western North Carolina, enhancing the lives of residents and visitors alike. With 469 miles of scenic roadways, it provides the perfect venue for enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains by bicycle, vehicle, or on foot. It’s no wonder it’s called America’s Favorite Drive! “The Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s favorite […]

The Mountains Come Alive in Haywood County

  Haywood County, NC is a great place to experience traditional mountain living with all the conveniences of modern life. Small, tight-knit communities dot the area. Roads lead to the county seat of Waynesville or point toward the nearby regional hub, Asheville. For experiences off road, locals and visitors alike enjoy the natural beauty of […]

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 […]

Visit NC’s Oldest Grocery Store in Saluda

Saluda, NC is an historic Victorian mountain village at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Main Street is full of many distinctive modern shops, art and craft galleries, and delicious restaurants. But there’s one spot that’s nearly as old as the town itself. Walk into Saluda’s century-old grocery store and you get a whiff […]

Come See the First Peaks of the Blue Ridge in Polk County

Touted as the “First Peak of the Blue Ridge,” Polk County has long welcomed flatlanders to a higher altitude. The elevation of Polk County ranges from just under 800 feet near the confluence of the Green River and Broad River to over 3,200 feet on Tryon Peak and Wildcat Spur. The area’s foothills are rich […]

Waynesville, NC: Elevated Living in a Vibrant Downtown

Just 30 minutes west of Asheville in Haywood County, high mountain peaks surround the vibrant and friendly town of Waynesville, NC and its tree-lined Main Street. Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art, and welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. Fine shops, galleries, cafés, and restaurants offer countless ways to […]

Black Mountain, NC: A Culture Built on Entrepreneurship, the Outdoors, Arts, and Community

Situated in the eastern end of the Swannanoa Valley at the edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain was once known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” The historic small town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. In fact, it won the 2016 TripAdvisor readers’ choice award for “Prettiest Small […]

Historic Montford: A Traditional Neighborhood with Modern Amenities

If you seek the warmth and energy of Asheville, but the words “new” and “condo” aren’t quite your speed, the neighborhood of Montford offers many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. Take a quick walk from the heart of downtown, and you will find yourself in the midst of a close-knit, historic neighborhood with […]