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- Founded: January 27, 1797
- City population: 83,000
- Buncombe Co. population: 238,000
- Metro area population: 424,000
- Lodging properties:
- Hotels: 71; rooms: 6,520
- B&Bs/Inns: 54; rooms: 438
- Annual average temp.: 55°F
- Average January daily temp.: 37°F
- Average July daily temp.: 74°F
- Average annual rainfall: 46.7"
- Average annual snowfall: 16.2"
- Average elevation: 2,165 ft
Thank you for your interest in Asheville! We hope the links and documents below will be helpful. You can also request a press kit and have hard copies of any of these materials mailed to you.
For the meetings and events market:
The Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Asheville make a premier Southeastern destination for autumn leaf watchers. The fall color season extends from late September through early November, with significant variance in elevation providing no "peak" for viewing fall color. Visit our Fall Color
pages for weekly fall color reports, photos and videos, scenic drives, visitor favorites, craft trails and fall facts.
Most visitors don't realize that while the mountains surrounding Asheville stay blanketed with snow, travel in the city is easy with little or no snow on the ground. The snowfall at higher elevations is great news for area skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Check out the Visiting Asheville in Winter
pages for detailed information about local ski resorts and winter events.
From the early blooming of crocus and daffodils through the display of flowering rhododendron, the Springtime in Asheville
pages display bloom schedules and recommended scenic drives. In addition to suggested hikes, it also includes special garden-oriented events, birding excursions and a floral photo gallery, as well as a guide to the region's most popular spring events.
With natural water park swimming holes around every corner, Asheville is an ideal summer destination for cooling off and relaxing. Swoosh down a natural 60-foot waterslide, or hop in a raft for a whitewater adventure in one of the area's many rivers. For more details on how to spend an action-packed summer vacation in Asheville, visit our Summertime in the Western North Carolina Mountains
Background on Asheville
Check out our Cool Asheville Stories section, or some of the articles below: