Why are the Hemlocks Dying?: Everything You Need to Know

The mountain vistas of Western North Carolina attract nature lovers from far and wide. But as you look out across the rolling peaks and shady valleys, you may notice an interruption in your view of the Blue Ridge. What are all those dead trees? Those blanched spines were once thriving hemlock trees, some hundreds of […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to Find Gardening Supplies?

  There’s the kind of person who buys a home to fix up the inside. And the kind of person who buys a home to fix up the outside. Sometimes the right home is about more than the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. If having a bountiful home garden is important to you, Western North […]

The Buzz about Bee City, USA

Asheville has long been known as Beer City USA, but did you know we’re also Bee City? In 2012, Asheville became the first to accept the title and responsibility of being an official bee city, launching a national movement. This commitment to creating more sustainable habitats for bees and other pollinators is echoed throughout Western […]

How to Find Summer Wildflowers in the Mountains

April showers brought even more May showers this year, so you may have missed your chance to discover the early white, red, and yellow blooms of spring. Luckily, wildflower season is not yet over in Western North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains rise above our communities from 1,200 to more than 6,000 feet in elevation. […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in WNC: The Land of Four Seasons

If you’re looking for steady fix-and-flip investment opportunities, your money is better spent in tornado alley or along the Gulf Coast. Western North Carolina isn’t known for its unpredictable weather. Sure, we have the occasional 100-year flood. Any area with our unique topography is prone to some weather-related issues. But in general, we’re content to […]