by Julie Wunder
It is easy to fall in love with Black Mountain . The…
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.
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
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
Family farms abound in and around Asheville—and Fairview's bucolic Hickory Nut Gap is as family as they come. Both Hickory Nut Gap and the adjacent Flying Cloud Farms sit on land settled in 1916 by Jim and Elizabeth McClure. Five generations of their … read more