If you are lucky enough to have visited this vibrant, small bustling city with a big heart – and Blue Ridge Mountain views – then you know there are few places on earth with as much natural beauty, charm and diversity as Asheville NC. With an estimated 90,000 residents who call Asheville home, this once-sleepy town now boasts several accolades including #1 most popular city for retirement by TopRetirements.com (2014) and #10 “Friendliest Cities in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler (2014). Both the French Broad River (3rd oldest river in the World) and Swannanoa River run through the city, offering a plethora of outdoor activities including kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and bird-watching to name just a few.
At Keller Williams Professionals of Asheville, NC, we know exactly why you are considering a move here – and we are readily available to share our knowledge and enthusiasm on Asheville living and homes for sale. Whether it’s a trendy downtown Asheville loft, a historic bungalow or sprawling estate with stunning mountain views, our highly trained real estate brokers are equipped for the task and look forward to helping you in your real estate needs.
With many quaint historic towns and mountain retreats just outside city limits, Asheville is Western North Carolina’s central economic and cultural hub. Since the 2000’s, Asheville has seen a rate of growth over 20%, making it the desired spot for a wide range of citizens from retirees to large city transplants, nature-slanted entrepreneurs to artists.
Several local attractions make calling Asheville home beyond special. Most notably is the Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Mansion, the nation’s largest private residence ever built and a National Historic Landmark. Built for George Vanderbilt in 1895, this French renaissance-era home turned luxury hotel and 8,000-acre grounds showcase the splendor and beauty Asheville is known for. The gardens, stables, restaurants and winery make this a favorite go-to among Asheville residents and visitors alike.
By the mid 1980’s, Asheville’s River Arts District came to life, bringing with it a vast network of studios and galleries lining the French Broad River. With this growing popularity has come an abundance of unique, locally-inspired eateries and breweries. Beyond being one of the best spots in the Country to sample a vast number of local craft brews, greater Asheville has also become a mecca of small farms, many of which provide tours. These farms provide area restaurants and shops with local meats, cheeses, and more, further making the term “buy local” an integral part of this sustainable community. .
While natural beauty may initially draw people to consider an Asheville real estate investment, residents will tell you the city’s abundance of arts, outdoor activities, entertainment and superb dining options help make living in Asheville truly a “10”. Enjoy grabbing a pint of locally brewed beer while watching a summer mountain sunset? Or perhaps sipping a glass of wine bundled up by an outdoor fireplace on a calm winter evening is your thing? Then this is your place! Asheville’s 4 season livability cannot be beat.
Over several decades, artists of all distinctions have made Asheville NC their home. Established in 1948, the Asheville Art Museum – which has anchored the arts scene for decades – launched an expansion renovation in 2015. The museum plays host to numerous educational experiences and collaborative events for all ages and artistic tastes. Perhaps festivals are your thing? Then pull out your calendar early and often. Asheville boasts numerous festivals of all kinds – year round. Festivals for every mood and taste abound with music, food, wine/beer, art, even comedy festivals can fill nearly every weekend if you wish!
With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why finding an Asheville home for sale is a solid bet. Let Keller Williams Real Estate help you find your next home or place your current home for sale. We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs!