3 Spots Where Outdoor Lighting Will Improve Your Home and Your Life

One of the best things about living in Western North Carolina is how close we are to nature, any time of the day. Many local homes offer stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains by day and incredible starscapes by night. However, with no streetlights in sight, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate our […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Spots to Cool off?

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer! Temperatures have been rising and won’t come down anytime soon. Summertime in the mountains can be just as hot as any other place, but there are some secrets to keeping cool during the day and taking advantage of our breezy summer evenings. Are you new to the Western […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Enjoying the beauty of our mountains is one way you can Live Abundantly in WNC. For many local environmental nonprofits, that means conserving and preserving our natural resources as they are. But for one group in Rutherford County, it meant reimagining a man-made structure and making it at one with the nature around it. Today, […]

Discover Unforgettable Views at These 5 Blue Ridge Parkway Hikes near Brevard

The mountains of Western North Carolina are filled with stunning spots to stop and smell the rhododendron. And thanks to the Blue Ridge Parkway, many of them are very accessible. The gentle winding of the road and stunning vistas create memorable moments 469 miles long.  If you’re searching for something more challenging than a roadside […]

5 Wild Ways You can Enjoy the Outdoors in Henderson County

Henderson County is the perfect location for enjoying life. That’s especially true if you enjoy spending a significant portion of your life outdoors. Though located in North Carolina’s mountain region, Henderson County is characterized by an extensive plateau along the French Broad and Mills River valleys. The lowest point in the county sits at approximately […]

How to Describe Maggie Valley, NC in 3 Meaningful Words

Just 10 miles outside of Waynesville is Maggie Valley, a quaint mountain delight that sprang up to cater to visitors and still rolls out the welcome mat to traveling tourists, creatives, old souls, and the young at heart. This laid-back resort town is easy to traverse year round. Most businesses are located along a five-mile […]

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 […]

5 Public Parks in Asheville You’ve Never Visited, but Should

In Western North Carolina, we’re fortunate to live among some of the richest, most biodiverse wilderness areas in the world. And luckily, greenspace isn’t something you have to drive to encounter. There are myriad parks, greenways, and other well maintained outdoor spaces everywhere you look. In fact, the Asheville Parks and Recreation department maintains seven […]

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 […]