Weaverville, NC has had a mini growth spurt in recent years. Away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, the town of 3,200 is attracting newcomers to live and work. This growth equates to great opportunities for residents without losing its small-town, friendly atmosphere.
Weaverville offers many events and amenities within minutes of the town’s easily walkable center. In addition to a county library branch and Buncombe County schools (elementary, middle, and high school), there are wide-ranging shopping, entertainment, and dining options.
“Main Street has this very small-town feel,” said Laura Bogard, general manager of Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe. And yet, the cozy atmosphere does not hamper locals in the slightest. “There’s tons of great restaurants and cafes and bakeries, little small-town florists, cool art galleries—Mangum Pottery is here on Main Street,” said Laura.
In fact, Weaverville’s economic base is built upon the area’s historical focus on crafts, agriculture, and environment. From Echoview Farm and Fiber Mill to Navitat Canopy Adventures, local companies make use of the abundant resources within their slice of the Western North Carolina mountains.
“This area’s [also] attracting new people all the time, and so it’s really sort of becoming a little melting pot of lots of great, wonderful people of all walks of life—artists, professionals, families—it’s really kind of everyone,” says Laura.
Accessibility is another top feature of Weaverville. The few things residents can’t find in town can be found within a short drive.
“Weaverville is just about 10 minutes north of Asheville, so [it’s] very, very close to that city kind of feel,” said Laura. “[It’s] two hours to the big city of Charlotte. And then, if you’re heading north, Madison County is right there, Hot Springs [Resort &] Spa—all these beautiful mountain oases with lots of really, really rural areas and beautiful countryside and farms.
“So it definitely is a little slice of paradise in the mountains, that’s for sure.”
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