5 Reasons to Love Living in Asheville’s River Arts District

Asheville’s River Arts District is a bright jewel of the Southern Appalachian art scene. This small but vibrant commercial district sits sandwiched between downtown and West Asheville. But in recent years, it has taken on a character of its own. The RAD, as it’s known, is an ever-expanding complex of art studios, galleries, and innovative […]

48 Hours in Flat Rock: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Of the five incorporated towns in Henderson County, we daresay the Village of Flat Rock may be the most charming. Home to around 3,300 residents, this historic community is rich with forested landscapes and scenic vistas. Many people come to enjoy Flat Rock’s history, tradition, and beauty—and many choose to stay! Whether you’re vacationing or […]

3 Words that Describe the Growing Neighborhood of West Asheville

Just across the French Broad River from downtown is Asheville’s hippest neighborhood: West Asheville. In the past two decades, the neighborhood has seen unprecedented rejuvenation and growth. At the heart of the neighborhood is Haywood Road, lined with locally owned small businesses like funky vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, an independent record shop, and unusual eateries.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Places in Laurel Park Where You can Enjoy Nature Any Day of the Year

Located just west of Hendersonville is the incorporated town of Laurel Park. Since the late 1800s, Laurel Park has been a premier residential, retirement, and vacation area, in large part because of its spectacular views of the mountains and valleys below. The Town of Laurel Park started as a summer resort featuring cottages, inns, camps, […]