Where to Live in Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC has evolved into a unique, eclectic, fun, weird, and at the same time cultured area. Whether you live north, south, east, or west of Asheville, each offers a different lifestyle.
Starting to the north of Asheville in Madison County, is the college town of Mars Hill, and the artistic community of Marshall. It is well worth the short drive to this area if you want to get out into the country, And have a little more acreage and still have the convenience of nearness to Asheville.
In Buncombe County — where Asheville is located, travel north 7 minutes to Weaverville, with eclectic stores, great restaurants, and a calmer attitude! Travel north and west to get to Leicester, pronounced “Lester” by the localS. This is a beautiful farming country area!
Travel east to the lively mountain town of Black Mountain, with great restaurants, cute stores and fun entertainment options. Take the winding Rt 9 south to the tourist town of Bat Cave and Chimney Rock Park, in Henderson County.
Back in Buncombe County, and south of Asheville is the community of Fairview with lovely estates, and a focus on equestrian interests. Further south is the fast growing city of Fletcher, convenient to the Asheville Airport. This is a great area for shopping, and a short drive to downtown Hendersonville and Flat Rock, with the Flat Rock Playhouse and the Carl Sandburg Asheville.
No matter where you choose to live near Asheville you’ll find just about any type setting. That’s just one of the many reasons why Asheville is so popular. Within 10 minutes, you can be out in the country, and still have great restaurants, and shopping, or stay in downtown and enjoy the amazing Mountain city of Asheville, NC!