Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Parks in WNC?

Throughout Western North Carolina, our communities and neighborhoods are interconnected—not just by our mountains and rivers, but also by our many local public parks and greenspaces. In fact, in Asheville alone, the city’s Parks and Recreation department maintains seven community and 38 neighborhood parks. And while all parks have common elements, many are as unique […]

4 Powerful Places to See Live Theatre Performances in Hendersonville, NC This Season

This Sunday marks the 61st annual World Theatre Day. Celebrated on March 27, the international event is coordinated by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) to promote theatre in all its forms and share the joy of theatre with others. Sadly, it’s a little early in the season to celebrate on World Theatre Day with a […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to See Local Art in WNC?

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. From traditional Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area’s newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience.  If you’re not sure where to start your journey of discovery, […]

Henderson County has the Perfect Climate for Apples—and Strong Communities!

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

6 Spine-Tingling Historical Cemeteries and Graveyards in WNC You Need to Visit before Halloween

Did you know that it was once common in America to pack up a picnic lunch and visit the local cemetery with your friends and family? Before many towns and cities had public parks, people would lounge at local graves instead. They would sit for hours and enjoy the sun, the trees, and—presumably—the peace and […]

Fall in Love with the Little Charleston of the Mountains!

There are good reasons that Flat Rock, NC has long been called “the Little Charleston of the Mountains.” For one, its historic charm is undeniable. The village also has longstanding ties to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the Charleston area in particular. Plus, like the Holy City, it is a popular tourist destination for people […]

3 Unique Entertainment Opportunities in Flat Rock, NC

The Village of Flat Rock has long been called “The Little Charleston of the Mountains.” During the 19th century, the community was an oasis for affluent land owners from the South Carolina Lowcountry who built English-style summer estates there to escape the heat. Today, the entire district is on the National Register of Historic Places […]

5 Local Haunts that will Make You Scream!

Did you know that parts of Hannibal (2001) were filmed in Asheville? Western North Carolina has a hell raising history with horror. From local tales to spooky trails to a variety of ghostly tours, locals love losing their lunch over grisly gore and lurid lore. We love taking tours featuring true tales of creepy criminals. […]