Life in Western North Carolina is steeped in agricultural traditions. Travel to the outskirts of town and you’ll find picturesque, rural areas that are home to many small farms. From apple orchards and veggie producers to cheesemakers and flower farms, our mountain slopes supply a bounty of produce year round! In fact, some of our […]
What is the Perfect WNC Community for Your Lifestyle?
Western North Carolina is a mosaic of warm, welcoming communities. That’s one of the reasons why the region has soared in popularity in recent years! It is just as easy to discover a private rural community in Waynesville as it is an urban condominium building overlooking bustling Asheville, an artfully-designed master planned golf community in […]
7 Fun Facts about the Geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Long-time locals believe there’s something magical about the Blue Ridge Mountains. Native Cherokee peoples understand them to be sacred and eternal. Even new visitors to Western North Carolina feel there’s something special about this place. And they’re all right! The Blue Ridge Mountains stand proudly beneath our feet. But to uncover their history, we have […]
Agents Answer: What are the Best Local Running Events in WNC?
Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More: How Do People Travel around WNC?
Alas, the dreams of the Jetsons have not yet come to fruition. We must still wait for flying cars, jet packs, and human-sized vacuum tubes that instantly ferry you from building to building. But across Western North Carolina, there are more ways to get around than you would think. Sure, we’re still a (regular, ground-based) […]
Supercharge Your Stay: 16 Stations to Charge Your Tesla Near Asheville, NC
You live a supercharged life. In your world, moments of downtime are characterized by gold-framed sunglasses and sunset views—not leaning against your car in a sunbaked parking lot for hours. It’s easy to experience what Western North Carolina has to offer without worry or wait through Tesla’s Destination Charging network. There are 16 nearby sites […]
Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fall Drives in WNC?
Everything You Need to Know about Mt. Mitchell: A Complete Beginner’s Guide
Standing majestically above all other surrounding peaks, Mount Mitchell is an incredible location to visit for scenic views, hiking, picnicking, camping, and more. Continue reading for (or click to skip down to): Mount Mitchell at a Glance Mount Mitchell History & Geography Mount Mitchell Climate, Vegetation, & Wildlife Mount Mitchell Activities & Events Camping near […]
12 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)
The summer heat is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the quintessential activities of summer will soon come to an end. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across […]
Seasonal Businesses Thrive in Western North Carolina: The Land of Four Seasons
Much like this writer, when storm clouds climb up and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they lose a lot of their steam. One of the great benefits of our mountains is the steadiness of our weather patterns. Yes, the unique topography in Western North Carolina does create the risk for occasional floods. […]