Nonprofit Spotlight: Our VOICE

Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do to make a difference is show someone you understand what they’re going through. But victims of sexual violence and human trafficking also need access to counseling and crisis support, as well as medical and court advocates, in order to begin their healing process. Luckily, there’s one Buncombe County […]

5 Ways to Live Abundantly in Biltmore Lake

Does your home offer all the benefits of a safe refuge while encouraging engagement with and exploration of the world around you? If that sounds like a contradiction, we have just the community for you. One that offers homes with woven-in efficiencies that support active lifestyles of wellness and discovery. Living at Biltmore Lake is […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach

Oftentimes, families receive assistance through government programs, but it isn’t enough to make ends meet. It’s up to the community to help neighbors who work seasonal jobs, suffer from a disability, have loved ones serving in the military, or have large families—any of whom may simply not be able to afford to provide an adequate […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fishing Spots in WNC?

Some people say that fishing is a cure-all for the soul. It offers a direct connection to nature for many. It offers peace and solitude to some. And it offers an opportunity for camaraderie and companionship for others. Whatever your motivation to get out on the lake or into the streams and rivers, Western North […]

3 Free Farm Stand Tours Guaranteed to be Fun for Foodies of All Ages [Interactive Maps]

One of the many ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is through access to the many local food and artisan goods available in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A long growing season and mild winters provide bountiful harvests of produce, dairy, and other farm products for people across Western North Carolina. Our farmers […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

Many of our neighbors live paycheck to paycheck, making difficult choices between rent, utilities, food, health care, and day care.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that helps individuals respond to emergency needs while working long term to address root causes of poverty. We invite you to learn more about Asheville Buncombe […]

Local Schools are Building Tomorrow: Education is a Top Priority in WNC

One of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about moving is the quality of the schools. The schools around a home affect its value and its appeal to potential future buyers. Even if you don’t have children or they are out of the nest, you want to be aware of the quality […]

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 […]

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 […]

Find the Right Balance at Montreat College

Tucked into the serene forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Montreat College. Just east of Asheville, the picturesque campus is a crossroads of ancient faith and modern innovation. “We’ve recast ourselves as a faith-based institution and a liberal arts institution,” said Dr. Paul Maurer, president of Montreat. “We’re pivoting our future around STEM-related majors, […]