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Asheville Homes and Land for Sale

With a population of 87,000, Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and serves as the area's economic and cultural center in many ways. Talk about your A-list cities— Asheville is amassing accolades on many fronts (see below).

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Billed as a place where "altitude affects attitude," Asheville is located in the French Broad River Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Everyone in and around Asheville knows the best part of living here is the thrill that hits you whenever you realize there's a mountain outside your window. For well over a century, the local topography has influenced everything from arts and crafts to city development to outdoors activities.

Diverse real estate options characterize the greater Asheville area. Within a short drive of the city center, it is entirely possible to consider a downtown condo, rural farm, suburban home in a gated community, or an older home in one of the historic neighborhoods surrounding downtown Asheville.

Asheville home buyers are encountering tightening supply in neighborhood centers like West Asheville's Haywood Road, downtown Asheville, and the newly created Biltmore Park. The reduced supply of homes for sale and increasing home prices are encouraging home buyers to consider options outside of Asheville city limits. Home sellers in communities such as Woodfin, Marshall, Candler, and Mills River are all adjusting to this new level of interest.

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ASHEVILLE ACCOLADES

Stories about Asheville's quality of life have become a staple of national media outlets. In 2007, the city topped Relocate-America.com's list of "100 Best Places to Live." In 2009, U.S. News & World Report named Asheville one of "America's Best Affordable Places to Retire." And in an August 2011 report, Good Morning America pegged Asheville as one of the "10 Most Beautiful Places in America."

Here are just a few of Asheville's most recent accolades:

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ASHEVILLE REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT LOCATION:

Asheville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina at the intersection of Interstate 26 (running from Kingsport, TN to Charleston, SC) and Interstate 40 (one of the longest interstates in the country, running from the coast of NC all the way to California). As the seat of Buncombe County and the largest city in the region, Asheville offers many amenities within minutes of each of the area's various neighborhoods, including public, private, and charter schools; an extensive county library system; access to state-of-the-art medical facilities, including Mission Hospital, the largest in the region; and innumerable shopping, entertainment, and dining options. Asheville is also conveniently located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, a sightseer's and cyclist's haven.

ASHEVILLE PROXIMITIES:

Weaverville: 15 minutes

Black Mountain: 18 minutes

Asheville Regional Airport: 19 minutes from city center

Downtown Hendersonville: 31 minutes

Downtown Waynesville: 35 minutes

Greenville, SC: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Hickory, NC: 1 hour, 12 minutes

Knoxville, TN: 1 hour, 49 minutes

Charlotte, NC: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Atlanta, GA: 3 hours, 14 minutes

Raleigh, NC: 3 hours, 39 minutes

ABOUT BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC:

Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, but surrounding towns in Buncombe County offer small-town flair and varied amenities. The population is approximately 240,000 in the county. The four-season temperate climate with average snowfall of only 13 inches makes year-round living easy. Average elevation is 2,165 feet above sea level with surrounding mountain elevations of up to 6,685 feet at Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. Because of this broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most bio-diverse in the United States and the world.

In North Buncombe County, Weaverville real estate is seeing explosive growth, and to the east, Black Mountain homes have continued to see values climb as people discover the area.

ASHEVILLE TAX RATES (2015):

Asheville city residents pay both city and Buncombe County property taxes, as totaled below. Buncombe County also has many local and special tax districts. Depending on your home, you may be subject to additional fire or school taxes. Tax rates are per $100 of assessed valuation.

Asheville City: $ 1.079

Asheville City and City School: $ 1.229

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HOMES AND LAND IN Asheville

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24 Browntown Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 548005
5 bed  ·  7/3 ba  ·  16221 Hsq ft  ·  1.990 acr

$10,750,000

24 Browntown Road
Asheville 28803

8 Fairway Place #6 & 7 in Biltmore Forest, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3179469 3D
5 bed  ·  7/1 ba  ·  10872 Hsq ft  ·  1.890 acr

$4,750,000

8 Fairway Place #6 & 7
Biltmore Forest 28803

17 Peregrine Lane #17,18,19,23 in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3199283 3D
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  4083 Hsq ft  ·  12.850 acr

$4,400,000

17 Peregrine Lane #17,18,19,23
Asheville 28804

5 Cedar Chine Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3170569
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  9000 Hsq ft  ·  1.360 acr

$3,600,000

5 Cedar Chine Drive
Asheville 28803

633 Altamont View in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3216137 3D
5 bed  ·  7/4 ba  ·  12418 Hsq ft  ·  2.410 acr

$3,500,000

633 Altamont View
Asheville 28804

17 Peregrine Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3199289 3D
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  4083 Hsq ft  ·  2.410 acr

$2,900,000

17 Peregrine Lane
Asheville 28804

32 Ramble Way in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3272083
5 bed  ·  5/2 ba  ·  7288 Hsq ft  ·  1.250 acr

$2,895,700

32 Ramble Way
Asheville 28803

678 Altamont View in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 580792
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  5841 Hsq ft  ·  1.860 acr

$2,650,000

678 Altamont View
Asheville 28804

99 Bear Woods Trail in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3212378
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  6216 Hsq ft  ·  102.020 acr

$2,500,000

99 Bear Woods Trail
Asheville 28805

80 Kimberly Knoll Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3273374
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3903 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$2,450,000

80 Kimberly Knoll Road
Asheville 28804

410 Vanderbilt Road #25 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3260374 Under Contract-Show
5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  6697 Hsq ft  ·  1.390 acr

$2,225,000

410 Vanderbilt Road #25
Asheville 28803

68 Beadle Lane #29 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3222021
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3992 Hsq ft  ·  0.900 acr

$2,195,000

68 Beadle Lane #29
Asheville 28803

6 Hemlock Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 591842 Under Contract-Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4784 Hsq ft  ·  1.660 acr

$2,100,000

6 Hemlock Road
Asheville 28803

28 Cedar Hill Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3231809
5 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  8655 Hsq ft  ·  1.130 acr

$2,000,000

28 Cedar Hill Drive
Asheville 28803

288 Macon Avenue #D107 in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3263749
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2766 Hsq ft

$1,990,000

288 Macon Avenue #D107
Asheville 28804

61 Beadle Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3256897
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  6484 Hsq ft  ·  0.600 acr

$1,985,000

61 Beadle Lane
Asheville 28803

7 Burnham Way (lot 523) in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 574574 Under Contract-No Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4460 Hsq ft  ·  0.540 acr

$1,978,000

7 Burnham Way (lot 523)
Asheville 28803

31 Cedar Hill Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3228197
4 bed  ·  5/2 ba  ·  7613 Hsq ft  ·  1.290 acr

$1,970,000

31 Cedar Hill Drive
Asheville 28803

39 Sunset Summit in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3260293
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  5667 Hsq ft  ·  3.020 acr

$1,850,000

39 Sunset Summit
Asheville 28804

2 Vaux Court #43 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3258141 3D
6 bed  ·  6/1 ba  ·  7087 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,847,500

2 Vaux Court #43
Asheville 28803

28 Hilltop Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3211757
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4621 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$1,797,000

28 Hilltop Road
Asheville 28803

23 Eastwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 587680
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5640 Hsq ft  ·  1.690 acr

$1,795,000

23 Eastwood Road
Asheville 28803

2 Stuyvesant Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 587161 Under Contract-Show
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4872 Hsq ft  ·  1.880 acr

$1,750,000

2 Stuyvesant Road
Asheville 28803

177 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 3220687
11 bed  ·  11/1 ba  ·  6602 Hsq ft  ·  0.950 acr

$1,700,000

177 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville 28801

6 Vaux Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 560990 3D
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7519 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,599,000

6 Vaux Court
Asheville 28803

6 Vaux Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3274294
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7519 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,599,000

6 Vaux Court
Asheville 28803

425 Bull Creek Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3256368
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3380 Hsq ft  ·  24.000 acr

$1,499,000

425 Bull Creek Road
Asheville 28805

802 Sorrel Court #18 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3271989
7 bed  ·  5/3 ba  ·  10156 Hsq ft  ·  1.280 acr

$1,400,000

802 Sorrel Court #18
Asheville 28803

141 Windover Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3223609
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5672 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$1,375,000

141 Windover Drive
Asheville 28803

254 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 585050
5 bed  ·  6/1 ba  ·  3800 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$1,350,000

254 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville 28801

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Properties in Asheville

Below is a selection of properties in Asheville. If you would like to view all properties in this area. click here

24 Browntown Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 548005
5 bed  ·  7/3 ba  ·  16221 Hsq ft  ·  1.990 acr

$10,750,000

24 Browntown Road
Asheville 28803

8 Fairway Place #6 & 7 in Biltmore Forest, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3179469 3D
5 bed  ·  7/1 ba  ·  10872 Hsq ft  ·  1.890 acr

$4,750,000

8 Fairway Place #6 & 7
Biltmore Forest 28803

17 Peregrine Lane #17,18,19,23 in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3199283 3D
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  4083 Hsq ft  ·  12.850 acr

$4,400,000

17 Peregrine Lane #17,18,19,23
Asheville 28804

5 Cedar Chine Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3170569
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  9000 Hsq ft  ·  1.360 acr

$3,600,000

5 Cedar Chine Drive
Asheville 28803

633 Altamont View in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3216137 3D
5 bed  ·  7/4 ba  ·  12418 Hsq ft  ·  2.410 acr

$3,500,000

633 Altamont View
Asheville 28804

17 Peregrine Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3199289 3D
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  4083 Hsq ft  ·  2.410 acr

$2,900,000

17 Peregrine Lane
Asheville 28804

32 Ramble Way in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3272083
5 bed  ·  5/2 ba  ·  7288 Hsq ft  ·  1.250 acr

$2,895,700

32 Ramble Way
Asheville 28803

678 Altamont View in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 580792
3 bed  ·  2/1 ba  ·  5841 Hsq ft  ·  1.860 acr

$2,650,000

678 Altamont View
Asheville 28804

99 Bear Woods Trail in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3212378
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  6216 Hsq ft  ·  102.020 acr

$2,500,000

99 Bear Woods Trail
Asheville 28805

80 Kimberly Knoll Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3273374
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  3903 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$2,450,000

80 Kimberly Knoll Road
Asheville 28804

410 Vanderbilt Road #25 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3260374 Under Contract-Show
5 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  6697 Hsq ft  ·  1.390 acr

$2,225,000

410 Vanderbilt Road #25
Asheville 28803

68 Beadle Lane #29 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3222021
4 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  3992 Hsq ft  ·  0.900 acr

$2,195,000

68 Beadle Lane #29
Asheville 28803

6 Hemlock Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 591842 Under Contract-Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4784 Hsq ft  ·  1.660 acr

$2,100,000

6 Hemlock Road
Asheville 28803

28 Cedar Hill Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3231809
5 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  8655 Hsq ft  ·  1.130 acr

$2,000,000

28 Cedar Hill Drive
Asheville 28803

288 Macon Avenue #D107 in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3263749
3 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  2766 Hsq ft

$1,990,000

288 Macon Avenue #D107
Asheville 28804

61 Beadle Lane in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3256897
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  6484 Hsq ft  ·  0.600 acr

$1,985,000

61 Beadle Lane
Asheville 28803

7 Burnham Way (lot 523) in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 574574 Under Contract-No Show
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  4460 Hsq ft  ·  0.540 acr

$1,978,000

7 Burnham Way (lot 523)
Asheville 28803

31 Cedar Hill Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3228197
4 bed  ·  5/2 ba  ·  7613 Hsq ft  ·  1.290 acr

$1,970,000

31 Cedar Hill Drive
Asheville 28803

39 Sunset Summit in Asheville, North Carolina 28804 - MLS# 3260293
4 bed  ·  4/2 ba  ·  5667 Hsq ft  ·  3.020 acr

$1,850,000

39 Sunset Summit
Asheville 28804

2 Vaux Court #43 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3258141 3D
6 bed  ·  6/1 ba  ·  7087 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,847,500

2 Vaux Court #43
Asheville 28803

28 Hilltop Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3211757
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4621 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$1,797,000

28 Hilltop Road
Asheville 28803

23 Eastwood Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 587680
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5640 Hsq ft  ·  1.690 acr

$1,795,000

23 Eastwood Road
Asheville 28803

2 Stuyvesant Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 587161 Under Contract-Show
5 bed  ·  3/1 ba  ·  4872 Hsq ft  ·  1.880 acr

$1,750,000

2 Stuyvesant Road
Asheville 28803

177 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 3220687
11 bed  ·  11/1 ba  ·  6602 Hsq ft  ·  0.950 acr

$1,700,000

177 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville 28801

6 Vaux Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 560990 3D
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7519 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,599,000

6 Vaux Court
Asheville 28803

6 Vaux Court in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3274294
6 bed  ·  5/1 ba  ·  7519 Hsq ft  ·  0.780 acr

$1,599,000

6 Vaux Court
Asheville 28803

425 Bull Creek Road in Asheville, North Carolina 28805 - MLS# 3256368
3 bed  ·  3 ba  ·  3380 Hsq ft  ·  24.000 acr

$1,499,000

425 Bull Creek Road
Asheville 28805

802 Sorrel Court #18 in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3271989
7 bed  ·  5/3 ba  ·  10156 Hsq ft  ·  1.280 acr

$1,400,000

802 Sorrel Court #18
Asheville 28803

141 Windover Drive in Asheville, North Carolina 28803 - MLS# 3223609
4 bed  ·  4/1 ba  ·  5672 Hsq ft  ·  1.010 acr

$1,375,000

141 Windover Drive
Asheville 28803

254 Cumberland Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina 28801 - MLS# 585050
5 bed  ·  6/1 ba  ·  3800 Hsq ft  ·  0.670 acr

$1,350,000

254 Cumberland Avenue
Asheville 28801

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ASHEVILLE'S RICH HISTORY

Asheville has been renowned as a place to retreat and take in natural wonders since the 1800s, when George Vanderbilt built a railway through the area and settled in his Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in North America. Completed in 1895, today the 250-room, French Renaissance-style house and the 8,000-acre grounds are open to guests for tours, dinners, concerts, and outdoor activities. The gardens, stables, restaurants, winery, and hotels all help make this North Carolina's top tourism destination, with more than a million people visiting each year.

Much of downtown, North Asheville (including the Montford and Grove Park neighborhoods), Biltmore Village, and the town of Biltmore Forest exist because of the pre-Great Recession development boom begun by Vanderbilt and continuing through the 1910s and 1920s. Asheville's downtown is home to scores of historic buildings, many of which are noted for their art deco accents. In fact, Asheville is now recognized for the finest collection of existing art deco buildings in the nation, second only to Miami Beach.

Downtown Asheville is today a booming central business district, exploding with commerce, dining, art, and entertainment. The renovation of old buildings and careful construction of new ones in recent decades represents the delicate balance of tradition and innovation seen throughout Asheville's many arts and industries.

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FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS IN ASHEVILLE

Simply put, Asheville is an arts mecca, ranking 13th in the nation for the number of art galleries in town. In both 2010 and 2011, the readers of American Style magazine voted it the "Top Small-City Arts Destination" in the country.

Fine Arts and Crafts

The Western North Carolina region has a storied history of fine arts and handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. From the passed-down traditions of Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area's newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience, beginning in downtown Asheville.

The Asheville Art Museum, which has helped anchor the arts scene for decades, has recently begun undergoing major expansions. The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, also downtown, hosts exhibits, talks, and workshops that celebrate the legacy of the college, a noted avant-garde institution operated from 1933-1957. A rising jewel of the arts scene is the River Arts District, an ever-expanding complex of studios and galleries near the French Broad River that's also becoming one of Asheville's culinary and entertainment hubs.

Some of the area's biggest art events take place in Asheville. In July and October, the U.S. Cellular Center is home to the four-day Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, which has taken place for more than 65 years. At the event, more than 200 local and regional craftspeople fill the center, offering their creations of clay, fiber, glass, leather, metal, mixed media, natural materials, paper, wood, and jewelry. A newer event, The Big Crafty, has exploded in popularity in recent years. Held in July and December at Pack Place, it's a kind of community bazaar, with quirky handmade crafts, local food and beer, and music.

Music and Comedy

The performing arts also abound in Asheville, with dozens of venues hosting live music, readings, theatre, and comedy. The downtown U.S. Cellular Center is the largest, with both a 7,600-seat arena and the 2,400-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The center hosts everything from performances by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra to roller derby bouts starring Asheville's own Blue Ridge Rollergirls. More intimate performances take place at the Diana Wortham Theatre, a 500-seat venue within Pack Place cultural and educational center, and Altamont Theatre, a 120-seat performance spot that boasts some of the best acoustics in the area.

The Orange Peel, a renovated 1970s-era music club, draws national acts on a nightly basis and was once named one of the best rock venues in America by Rolling Stone. The Grey Eagle, a smaller but still substantial establishment in the River Arts District, also brings in top talents from around the region and the country. And on just about any given night, dozens more smaller bars and clubs feature live music of various kinds.

Of course, traditional music also gets its due in Asheville. On Saturday nights throughout the summer, thousands of mountain-music fans gather for the Shindig on the Green. The outdoor event was founded back in 1930, as the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, by legendary Appalachian song collector and folk historian Bascom Lamar Lunsford. Over the decades, the event has changed remarkably little: It's still one of the best ways to take in mountain music and dance performed by the young, old, and everyone in between.

There's also a burgeoning comedy scene, with both amateur and professional stand-up comics performing several times a weeks at various venues. The annual summer Laugh Your Asheville Off is the biggest comedy festival in the Southeast.

Asheville's Literary History

Asheville also has a vibrant literary culture that springs from deep roots. The great American novelist Thomas Wolfe was born and raised here, and other noted writers of his era, including O. Henry and F. Scott Fitzgerald, did some of their best work while staying in Asheville. The Thomas Wolfe Memorial, a state historic site in Wolfe's restored childhood home, hosts tours, readings, and other events to celebrate his rich body of literature.

A CENTER FOR BREWING AND CULINARY EXCELLENCE

Asheville has a Food Scene for All Tastes

In recent years, Asheville has firmed up its reputation as a culinary center with a sizable and rapidly evolving food scene. They city has some 250+ independent restaurants and food trucks, as well as 13 farmers markets. Livibility.com named Asheville one of the country's "Top10 Surprisingly Vibrant Food Cities," and the Huffington Post listed it among the "Top Undiscovered Local Food Cities."

The best of the city's culinary offerings is celebrated at events like the Asheville Independent Restaurant (AIR) Association's Taste of Asheville, an annual gala featuring cuisine and spirits from dozens of area eateries, wineries, and breweries.

Asheville has also emerged as a center of local, specialized food production, thanks in part to Blue Ridge Food Ventures, an 11,000-square-foot kitchen that's part of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech), which is home to a renowned culinary education program. With its cooking and food storage capacity, along with classes and marketing assistance, BRFV has helped scores of food entrepreneurs find a recipe for success.

Asheville is Beer City, U.S.A.

If all that eating makes you thirsty, Asheville has the solution for that as well: our unparalleled craft beer scene. For four years straight beginning in 2009, Asheville was voted "Beer City U.S.A." in an informal poll managed by noted beer expert Charlie Papazian. Today, the city boasts 19 breweries, with a total of 39 in WNC, making Asheville the city with the most breweries per capita in the nation.

Asheville's reputation among beer lovers and our clean mountain waters brought national craft brew giants New Belgium Brewing Company (River Arts District), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (Mills River), and Oskar Blues Brewery (Brevard) to the area for east coast expansions.

Biltmore Winery and Local Cideries

The Biltmore Estate's Biltmore Winery is one of the largest in the area and features both tours of the vineyards and an expansive tasting room. Nearby Henderson County is one of the top apple-producing areas of the nation. Locals in Asheville and Hendersonville have capitalized on the abundance of local produce by opening several cideries.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND ASHEVILLE

Outdoors enthusiasts find no shortage of activities in Asheville, whether it's hiking, biking, and climbing in nearby mountains; paddling and fishing on the French Broad River and local lakes; careening through the trees on a zip line; or golfing at one of the area's renowned courses. Asheville is such a outdoors destination that in 2015, SmarterTravel.com named it #5 on their " 10 Best Outdoor Towns in America."

And of course, no survey of Asheville's outdoor offerings would be complete without a mention of the area's stunning leaf season. TripAdvisor.com recently named Asheville the best place in the nation to view fall foliage. With our proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway (which runs through parts of the city), great mountain views are only minutes away.

Asheville has placed great emphasis on preserving the natural environment, and the city's government has instituted substantial greenways and bikeways programs.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION IN ASHEVILLE

Science and education loom large in the local Asheville community. The University of North Carolina at Asheville's 3,600 students participate in such projects as the local hub of the statewide Renaissance Computing Institute, or RENCI. RENCI's mission is to "bring the latest cyber tools and technologies to bear on pressing problems."

That mission is greatly advanced by academic collaborations with what might be called Asheville's "climate community." In fact, the city is home to the federal government's National Climatic Data Center, making it the nation's de facto headquarters for climate and weather research.

SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ASHEVILLE

Asheville is a vibrant city. Read about recent news, events, and real estate market updates for Asheville on the Beverly-Hanks blog.

Community Amenities

  • Campsites
  • Children's Programs
  • Clubhouse
  • Community Open Space
  • Concierge Services
  • Conservation Trust
  • Equestrian Center
  • Equestrian Boarding
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Wellness/Fitness Center
  • Golf Course
  • Golf Learning Center
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Outfitter/River Pro
  • Playground
  • Planned Activities
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Walking/Hiking Trails

Nearby Activities

  • Lake Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Running
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Boating
  • Mountain Biking/Cycling
  • Snow Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Entertainment
  • Art/Culture
  • Primary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Theater/Symphony
  • Golf
  • Garden Club
  • Working Out
  • Kids Camp
 
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The scatter diagram plots price (along the horizontal axis) and square footage (along the vertical axis), the pattern of the resulting points reveals any correlation present between the price and the size of the home. When enough correctly selected closed sales are present a linear regression can be calculated providing insight for properly pricing a property. This graph is only useful when similar properties are considered. For assistance identifying similar properties and determining if a correlation does exist, please contact your agent or customer service.


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This line graph monitors the average amount of time it takes to market and close on a property. This is useful for monitoring whether a market is accelerating or decelerating. Since it is calculated from closed properties it is useful as a trailing indicator. For assistance predicting the future direction of the market based on active properties, please contact your agent or customer service.


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Examining the number of homes sold per month can be an effective way to gauge the sales pace for a particular market. When sales pace is considered alongside days on market the two metrics can prove very effective for revealing future market conditions.


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In neighborhoods where properties closely resemble one another, tracking price per square foot over time can provide some basic pricing insight. It’s important to only use this graph in neighborhoods with properties of similar age, condition, and size. For help determining if price per square foot is appropriate, please contact your agent or customer service for more assistance.


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This pie chart considers the distribution of sales across all of the price brackets during a specific time period and area. The chart is useful for quickly analyzing which price categories are most commonly sold and when multiple pie charts are considered for spotting consumer preferences across different geographies.

Information throughout these charts are represented as reported by the North Carolina Multiple Listing Service, which does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

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