Nearby Towns & Neighborhoods

Experience the charm of local neighborhoods and the appeal of small town Appalachia by exploring one of the many communities surrounding Asheville. Here you’ll discover artist havens, distinctive shopping districts, and historic neighborhoods tucked all around the region.  Located within a quick scenic drive from downtown, these destinations make a perfect addition to your day trip itinerary.

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Black Mountain: Small Town, Big Flavor

by Julie Wunder
It is easy to fall in love with Black Mountain . The charming downtown is packed with top-notch…

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Biltmore Village

by Cat Kessler
When George Vanderbilt and his team of architectural experts built the 250-room mansion and…

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27th Annual Asheville Herb Festival

April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016
Friday and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

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50 Things to Do in Asheville

by Del Holston

If you’re looking for things to do in Asheville, then consider this list your primer to the many activities available in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or perhaps well acquainted with the flare of this Southern … read more

What You Can't Miss in Asheville in 2016

by Asheville Insider

Park celebrations, new hotels, a major exhibit at Biltmore and Grammy winners releasing an Asheville soundtrack—here’s a round-up of what’s hot in Asheville in 2016: National and North Carolina State Parks Mark 100 Years With close proximity to the … read more

Make Way for Woodfin, Asheville’s Neighbor to the North

by Jen Nathan Orris

The town of Woodfin beckons just beyond Merrimon Avenue’s shops and restaurants. Head north past the majestic trees that line scenic Beaver Lake and discover a town that reveals itself mile by mile. Woodfin is small in size but mighty in stature, … read more

A Crossroads of Shopping & Dining at Biltmore Park

by Janet Moore

Head south from Asheville, where the French Broad River meanders alongside I-26 and you find the pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Biltmore Park . Developed by the great grandson of George Vanderbilt, the area incorporates residences, businesses, … read more