8 Places in WNC that Prove that Art Should be Accessible to All

There has always been a rich atmosphere of creation throughout Western North Carolina. The Appalachian mountains have a storied history of handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. Fine artists have been attracted to the area for more than a century, as well. Innovative artists like Robert Rauschenberg, Josef and Anni Albers, […]

18 Super Bars across WNC to Watch the Big Game this Weekend

Can you think of anything more American than a gridiron showdown on the big screen? How about enjoying the Big Game with a beer in one hand and a chicken wing in the other? Whether you think football is the greatest game on earth, you love the halftime performers, or you’re just in it for […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in WNC?

In our end-of-year Market Report for 2018, we reported that the supply of homes priced under $300,000 was down by 4.4% across our nine-county region. In fact, it’s possible that in certain communities, there may no longer be affordable homes available. If you’ve been shopping for an affordable home in Western North Carolina, that’s probably […]

Press Release: Real Estate Firms Merge to Offer Transylvania Sellers World-Class Exposure

Beverly-Hanks & Associates300 EXECUTIVE PARKASHEVILLE, NC 28801(828) 254-7221beverly-hanks.com    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    Real Estate Firms Merge to Offer Transylvania Sellers World-Class Exposure    December 10, 2018, Asheville, NC—Steve Owen & Associates and Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors® are joining hands to better serve the real estate needs of Transylvania County. “We are proud to have […]

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Muddy Sneakers in Brevard, NC

For young students, school is meant to teach them about the world around them. But how much can kids learn about our Western North Carolina mountain ecosystems by sitting inside all summer? Today, we highlight a local organization that encourages kids to get outside and get dirty—and learn a little something in the process! What […]

48 Hours in Brevard: A Forest Bird Never Wants a Cage

Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Brevard offers […]

3 Top-Shelf Asheville Climbing Centers that Bring the Rock

Western North Carolina is an amazing place to live! From our Blue Ridge Mountains’ majesty to our fruited valley farmlands, we experience a stunning slice of Americana right here at home. Even through the winter months, many local communities stay relatively mild and outdoor sports abound. But don’t mistake—it can get quite chilly in these […]

Making the Right Choice: The Cradle of Forestry

It’s a crisp fall afternoon in the depths of Pisgah National Forest, another day of endless sunshine and outdoor possibility in the vast mountains of Western North Carolina. Sitting at a table on the back patio of the Cradle of Forestry, Devin Gentry scans the bright and robust foliage surrounding the large building. “I think […]