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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.

Getting Around Asheville

X East

Only a few minutes from downtown, discover name brand shopping and restaurants along with numerous accommodation options. Further east, enjoy the bucolic farming community of Fairview and picturesque charm of Black Mountain, known as “America’s Prettiest Small Town.”

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Black Mountain

Fairview

X West

Where anything goes and everyone is welcome! Here you will find a thriving arts scene, rare vintage finds, low-key hangouts and restaurants galore. Float down the French Broad River or uncover the rural communities of Leicester and Candler.

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River Arts District

West Asheville

X South

Just south of Asheville you will find the renowned Biltmore Estate and idyllic Biltmore Village, along with easy access to unique antiques, shopping and some of area’s top restaurants.

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Biltmore

Biltmore Village

X North

Located just a few miles from downtown, this area is filled with quaint, tree-lined neighborhoods, storied history, local eateries, picturesque parks and two charming towns.

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Weaverville

Woodfin

X Downtown

Asheville’s cultural center is home to award winning restaurants, eclectic galleries, lively music, awe-inspiring architecture and historical moments that can be uncovered around every corner.

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South Slope

The Block

North

Located just a few miles from downtown, this area is filled with quaint, tree-lined neighborhoods, storied history, local eateries, picturesque parks and two charming towns.

Weaverville

Woodfin

How to Spend a Day in Asheville's River Arts District

How to Spend a Day in Asheville's River Arts District

Living and Learning with the Artists Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) is a destination that grew out of necessity. Artists needed cheap rent and large spaces. An industrial zone east of the railroad tracks had a glut of aging and empty … read more

An Insider's Guide to East Asheville's Gems

An Insider's Guide to East Asheville's Gems

Family Fun and Great Under-the-radar Eats & Drinks It could be argued that the people of East Asheville—the neighborhoods of Haw Creek, Beverly Hills, Chunn’s Cove, Riceville and Oakley—have the best of both worlds. The area … read more

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

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

A Few Miles and a World Away 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 … read more

The Best of the West: An Insider’s Guide to West Asheville, NC

The Best of the West: An Insider’s Guide to West Asheville, NC

How to Experience West Asheville Like a Local Just beyond the liveliness of downtown, across the French Broad River, West Asheville presents a vitality all its own. Here, modern energy-efficient houses nestle up to colorfully painted bungalows from … read more

Wandering Weaverville: Main Street in the Countryside

Wandering Weaverville: Main Street in the Countryside

Small-Town Shopping & Dining Awaits Just minutes from happening Asheville, small-town America is alive and well on Main Street, Weaverville. The pace of life remains slow and sweet here, surrounded by country roads, spacious farmlands, verdant … read more

Explore the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail Near Asheville, NC

Explore the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail Near Asheville, NC

Taste Southern Cheese The Western NC Cheese Trail covers the hills and dales of the Appalachians and foothills. Exploring it is a great way to soak up some rural mountain beauty and sample some of the best handmade cheese made in the South. Connect … read more