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.

Black Mountain: Small Town, Big Flavor

by Julie Wunder
It is easy to fall in love with Black Mountain . The…

6 Things You Didn't Know About Biltmore Village

by Cat Kessler
When George Vanderbilt and his team of architectural experts…

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Fall Studio Stroll in the River Arts District

November 14, 2015 to November 15, 2015
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: Free

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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

U-Pick Farms

by Asheville Insider

What could be better than standing in the late spring or summer sunshine, the wind brushing your face as you hold the ripest, juiciest strawberry you’ve ever seen in your hands? Maybe picking it, and trying not to let the juice run down your chin? … read more

Down on the Farm

by Asheville Insider

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