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 […]

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 […]

Life in Burnsville, North Carolina is Above and Beyond the Norm!

Whoever said small-town life was a small life never lived in Burnsville, NC. The town offers living situations and outdoor experiences that go above and beyond the norm, presenting you with many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. “Burnsville is kind of a cool place to be,” said Jamie McMahan, Yancey County Planner. “Our […]

Quaint, Quirky, Horse Country: Tryon, North Carolina

Tryon, North Carolina is a small town located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, just 40 miles south of Asheville near the state line. The town lies at the base of the Saluda Grade, the steepest standard-gauge railway grade in the country, at an elevation of 1,067 feet. Calling itself “The Friendliest Town in […]

Asheville, NC: Where Altitude Affects Attitude

Billed as a place where “altitude affects attitude,” Asheville, NC is a small city by national standards, located in the French Broad River Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. However, with a population of more than 87,000, Asheville is also the largest city in Western North Carolina. As such, it serves as […]

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

Fletcher, NC is a small town centrally located between Asheville and Hendersonville at the northern end of Henderson County. The town sits on six square miles of relatively flat land, with the Blue Ridge Mountains on the close horizon. “I think if I had to describe Fletcher in three words, they would be CONVENIENT, GROWING, […]

Marshall is Thriving Thanks to its Arts and Community

A small Madison County town, Marshall, NC has made the most of riverside living by focusing on community. Marshall, population 800, is the Madison County seat and sits on the banks of the French Broad River some 20 miles north of Asheville. The area is rich with local history, as it was a key way […]

The Grove Park Historic District is a Living Nod to Asheville’s History

The inviting Grove Park neighborhood, just northeast of downtown, is considered to be one of the finest residential locations in Asheville. “We moved to this beautiful part of Asheville seven years ago. We love historic urban neighborhoods, and this was just perfect for us,” says Suzanne Escovitz, a Grove Park neighborhood resident. Grove Park was […]

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

What three words would you use to describe the charming town of Weaverville, NC? With a population of 3,200, Weaverville has had a mini growth spurt in recent years. Away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, Weaverville is attracting newcomers because of its small-town, friendly atmosphere. “Three words that come to mind when […]

Community Gardens Support Food Security and Sustainability in Asheville

Western North Carolina is known for its deep agricultural roots and award-winning farm-to-table dining. Now, Asheville residents are finding opportunities to grow both food and community in their own neighborhoods through urban gardens. These small plots of land are collectively cared for by members of the surrounding community and reap huge harvests in more ways […]