3 Things You Didn’t Know about the History of Hazelwood, NC

On the west side of Waynesville is an area known as Hazelwood Village. Once the incorporated town of Hazelwood, NC, the neighborhood has maintained its own identity and evolved into a revitalized retail district. Locals and visitors enjoy arts and shopping along the walkable Hazelwood Avenue, including the iconic Hazelwood Soap Company, Robin Blu, and […]

5 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know about Biltmore Village

Located south of Downtown Asheville, and hugging the French Broad River, Biltmore Estate, and town of Biltmore Forest is the iconic Biltmore Village district. The area was once its own town and can still be distinguished by its distinct architectural style. In fact, its location and architecture are intimately woven together in the fabric of […]

3 Historic Buildings in Lake Toxaway You Need to Visit

Located 20 minutes west of Brevard in an area historically known as the “Switzerland of America,” Lake Toxaway was originally a resort community for wealthy travelers. Families including the Fords, Edisons, and Rockefellers have vacationed along its 14 miles of private shorelines. And with their attention came well-crafted homes, businesses, lodges, and other buildings to […]

The Rich History of Hendersonville, as Told through Its Buildings

Main Street, Hendersonville is often called one of the best Main Streets in America. And for good reason! Since the turn of the century, the town has revitalized its local business scene and advanced its reputation as a place that offers something for just about everyone. You’ll find pubs, restaurants, museums, general and specialty stores, […]

3 Historic Buildings in Sylva You Need to Visit

Sylva is in many ways one of the best kept secrets in the Western North Carolina mountains. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sylva’s thriving downtown boasts shops, restaurants, and beautiful historic architecture. Here at Beverly-Hanks, we think it’s always interesting to see how our mountain towns can change […]

Locals Explain Everything You Need to Know about Black Mountain

Nestled at the eastern edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain is colloquially known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” This Swannanoa Valley community has long welcomed travelers into the region who climb over the Swannanoa Pass into WNC. Today, the historic small town still prides itself on its sense of community and friendly […]

Omni Grove Park Inn is the Tasty Gumdrop on Top of a Historic Neighborhood

Like the top tier of a decorative cake, the historic and nationally-renowned Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa sits on a mountain overlooking the equally fine Grove Park historic neighborhood district. Guests and visitors have flocked to the hotel for generations, attracted by its grandeur, fine dining, and long distance views of the Asheville […]

Historic Montford: A Traditional Neighborhood with Modern Amenities

If you seek the warmth and energy of Asheville, but the words “new” and “condo” aren’t quite your speed, the neighborhood of Montford offers many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. Take a quick walk from the heart of downtown, and you will find yourself in the midst of a close-knit, historic neighborhood with […]

Picking a Path: Blue Ridge Music Trails of Western North Carolina

It was over a decade in the making, but its origins are hundreds of years old. Partnering with the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council launched the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, a wide-ranging and vital initiative that came to fruition in 2013. Encompassing 29 counties in Western North […]