One of my favorite spots on planet earth is the gorgeous blue ridge mountains in Western North Carolina. Nestled in between these mountain is an amazing little progressive arts town called Asheville.
The city of Asheville is known for its great food, amazing art, variety of music, and its progressive culture. Sandwiched smack dab in the middle of the Southern Bible Belt, Asheville could be labelled as an Oasis of culture, very much standing out with its own highly unusual personality. Some have called it a mini Portland, OR or a sister of Austin, TX, but whatever it is, its fun to be there.
The city itself is walkable, with all sorts of great restaurants and places to stop on the street or in bars or theaters for music and entertainment. There is ALWAYS some kind of event, festival, or gathering happening in Asheville. Be sure to check out the Friday night drum circle!
The small business community is tremendous. The locals do not appreciate national franchises and big corporations, and so Asheville supports a highly active small business community. We worked with one of the small businesses there to launch this website. Asheville Web Design Company does a phenomenal job with online traffic, seo, internet marketing and conversion optimized websites. There are also quite a few craftsman and artists to check out in this town, including a lot of tremendously talented artists with galleries in the River Arts District.
Asheville is a very spiritual city, with many interesting views, perspectives, and ideas. Surrounded by the southern Bible belt, it makes for an interesting mix of people. Some who attend the many traditional forms of churches in Asheville NC, and others who participate in spiritual meetup groups and communities that would distinguish themselves as non-religious, but highly spiritual.
My favorite part about the city, though is 15 to 45 minutes outside the city – the mountains. From waterfalls to hiking trails to biking to white water rafting and tubing, its always an adventure around Asheville, NC! Never a dull moment and plenty to keep the family busy. The sunsets and sunrises and everything in between with a tremendous variety of views in all seasons. There are many amazing destination spots like the DuPont forest and all of its waterfalls, or Lake Lure, the filming site of Dirty Dancing (and by the way, the Lake Lure NC Real Estate is stunning – all of the lakefront properties are just perfect homes to live in or vacation in!), or Chimney Rock, the filming site of The Last of the Mohicans where you can get views for many miles and miles.
Visit Asheville, NC – you won’t be sorry! A fantastic little place to enjoy on our planet earth.