Agents Answer: What are the Best and Most Unique Things about WNC Public Libraries?

When you read the words “public library”, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably an image of a severe, bespectacled old woman overseeing high shelves stuffed with old books in a room devoid of any sound save for the occasional dust-driven cough. But in Western North Carolina, public libraries offer so much more! In […]

4 Yancey County Museums and Sites You Need to Visit to Truly Understand the Area

Can you name five famous residents of Yancey County? How about the site of Native American petroglyphs that date back nearly to the construction of the Egyptian pyramids? Do you know why there’s a monument to lost submarines at the top of a mountain? Or the original name of Mount Mitchell? You already live like […]

4 Local Scientific Research Centers that Make a Global Difference

At Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks, we like to say, “We’re Local. We’re Global.” That’s because we’re members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldⓇ, a network of more than 550 independent brokerages in 70 countries around the world. But we’re not the only local group with global reach. You may not know it, but Western North […]

How to Live Like a Foodie for a Day in Burnsville, NC

One of the ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is by having access to a year-round bounty of produce, dairy, and other farm products. And when fresh local produce makes it to local restaurants, something magical takes place.  Whether you consider yourself a foodie or you just enjoy food (who doesn’t?), delicious meal options are […]

Live Close to All Your Favorite Mountain Adventures in Burnsville, NC

Whoever said that 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 Abundantly in WNC. In turn, these experiences are attracting a growing community of people to the area. “Burnsville is […]

3 of the Best Places to Celebrate International Dark Sky Week in WNC

The views from our Blue Ridge Mountains are incredible during the day, but they’re just as awe inspiring at night! In much of the country, there is too much light pollution to get the full experience of sitting under a canopy of stars and watching the Milky Way shift overhead. However, in much of Western […]

5 Things to Know about Mineral and Gem Mining near Burnsville

We spend so much time enjoying the peaks of our mountains—the abundant biodiversity, great hiking trails, the views!—that we rarely ever stop to look down. But when we do, we see that the abundance of our mountains extends far below the topsoil. In addition to being the tallest peaks in the eastern U.S., the mountains […]

The Best Holiday Shopping in Burnsville if You Want Local Art

In addition to its peaks and valleys, Yancey County is known for its extraordinarily rich artistic output. The county boasts more than 400 full-time and 200 part-time working artists, including basket makers, glassblowers, metal smiths, painters, paper makers, potters, quilters, sculptors, and weavers. Neighboring Mitchell County is also a renowned destination for art lovers, in […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Yancey County Humane Society

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to Live Abundantly in WNC. That includes our best friends and neighbors with four legs, too.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization working tirelessly to keep local animals safe and healthy until they find forever homes. We invite you to learn more […]