ASHEVILLE: A city that is edgy, artsy, inviting and provides a charming unique living experience. Asheville has a rich architectural legacy with a mix of Art Deco, Beau Arts and Neoclassical styles which provides a perfect setting for all individual tastes. Asheville is continually voted as one of the best places in the county to live.

Asheville has something for everyone. With a total population of over 83,000 people living and working in Asheville. It is the largest city in Western North Carolina and serves as the area’s primary cultural and economic center. Asheville is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. Asheville’s downtown is also known for a booming central business district area.

The historic downtown area has exploded on the culinary scene with fabulous restaurants, unique local breweries and vibrant live music in addition to famous attractions such as the Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Village, Blue Ridge Parkway, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Art Museum, Grove Arcade, River Arts District, WNC Nature Center or the NC Arboretum. Asheville has also become the craft brewing center of the southeast and has been named the “Best Beer City, USA for four years running. ASHEVILLE NEIGHBORHOODS:

• North –Albemarle Park, Beaverdam, Beaver Lake, Chestnut Hills, Colonial Heights, Grove Park, Hillcrest, Kimberly, Klondyke, Lake View Park, Montford, Norwood Park.

• East- Kenilworth, Beverly Hills, Chunn's Cove, Haw Creek, Oakley, Oteen, Reynolds, Riceville, and Town Mountain, Swannanoa.

• West –Camelot, Wilshire Park, Bear Creek, Deaverview Park, Emma, Hi-Alta Park, Lucerne Park, Malvern Hills, Sulphur Springs, Haywood Road, and Pisgah View.

• South- Ballantree, Biltmore Forest, Biltmore Village, Biltmore Park, Oak Forest, Royal Pines, Shiloh, and Skyland.



Artists and street musicians converge with tourists and locals for a vibrant, electric atsmophere rarely found in a city of this size. People sip cups of coffee at one of several locally-owned speciality coffee shops, listen to live music on the streets or at a local club. They go on art walks, winding their way through downtown's 30-plus galleries. Shoppers inspect unique boutique finds, or people simply enjoy fine cuisine and people-watching in a charming downtown setting. The city earned an international reputation as a premier health resort in the 1890s. By the 1920s, Asheville was a destination for the rich and famous, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Today's visitors find a city steeped in history. Step back in time and experience Gilded Age elegance at America's largest home, George Vanderbilt's 250-room Biltmore House. Relive the Victorian era at the circa 1840 Smith-McDowell House-Museum, Asheville's oldest home. Explore the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the acclaimed author's boyhood home and the inspiration for his novel "Look Homeward, Angel."

Much of the architecture in downtown was constructed by the same craftspeople who built the historic Biltmore House. Asheville boasts more Art Deco architecture than any southeastern city other than Miami Beach.

Downtown Attractions: • Park Place Education • Arts & Science Center • Asheville Art Museum • Colburn Earth Science Museum • Diana Wortham Theatre • Thomas Wolfe Memorial Historic Site • Montford District • Grove Arcade • Basilica of St. Lawrence • Cellular Arena • Asheville Tourist Park • And More……..



Living in Asheville and Western North Carolina can be both exciting and very worthwhile. Asheville offers a wide variety of homes, condos and rental’s to suit every taste. From the higher priced condominium downtown to a wide range of apartments to the simple woodsy cabin, living in this exciting city is rewarding. Asheville is blessed with a superior quality of life, and residents get to benefit from being a homeowner in Asheville.

Asheville, North Carolina is nationally recognized as a top ranked tourist destination and has recently seen growth as people in all walks of life pack their bags and relocate to the area. Many people simply know that they want to move to Asheville, NC, but like most cities across the country, Asheville is a conglomeration of numerous smaller communities, neighborhoods and towns. Each of these towns boasts its own architectural style, cultural diversity, and economic makeup, and thus has a separate real estate market. Before you begin your real estate search in the Asheville area you should have at least a basic understanding of the communities and their relative positioning. Engaging a good real estate company will save you time and money in purchasing or selling real estate in this area.

Call Asheville Realty & Associates, our agency is one of the oldest and most creditable agencies in Western North Carolina. Our success is our client’s happiness. Our agency can make your property search a successful easy process. Specializing in Residential, Luxury, Commercial and Foreclosure real estate.

COUNTIES NEAR ASHEVILLE METROPOLITAN AREA: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey

NEARBY CITIES- Asheville, Hendersonville

COUNTY: Buncombe

TOWNS- Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, Weaverville, Woodfin

TOWNSHIPS-Asheville, Avery Creek, Black Mountain, Broad River, Fairview, Flat Creek, French Broad, Ivy, Leicester, Limestone, Lower Hominy, Reems Creek, Sandy Mush, Swannanoa, Woodfin, Upper Hominy.

UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES: Alexander, Arden, Barnardsville, Candler, Enka, Flat Creek, Forks of Ivy, Jupiter, Leicester, Ridgecrest, Skyland, Stocksville, Swannanoa.


Asheville Public Schools: Asheville High School (known as Lee H Edwards High School) School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville, Asheville Middle School, Claxton Elementary, Randolph Learning Center, Hall Fletcher Elementary, Isaac Dickson Elementary, Ira B. Jones Elementary and Vance Elementary.

Charter Schools: Francine Delany New School for Children, Evergreen Community Charter School.

Private Residential High Schools: Christ School (all male) (located in Arden) and the co-educational Asheville School. Several other private schools, including Carolina Day School, enroll local day students.

BUNCOMBE COUNTY ZIP CODES: 28701, 28709, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28801, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, 28816,

NEARBY COMMUNITIES: Biltmore Park, Beaver Lake, Bent Creek Preserve, Ciel, Country Club of Asheville, Elk Mountain Estates, Grove Park, Grove Park Cove, Lake View Park, Montford, Pinebrook Farms, Poplar Ridge, Residences at Biltmore, Southside Village, Sunset Mountain, Thoms Estate, Village Park, Wildcat Cliffs

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