Asheville, NC

Asheville is a small city where the quality of life is good, the weather is mild, and the people are warm & friendly. The city is attracting many people who want to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as the small city charm of this vibrant mountain metropolis.

Numerous planned communities, retirement communities, and eco-villages have been built or started in the Asheville region. Drawing on a century of suburban and rural development planning, local builders are finally delivering the idyllic settings that the human spirit craves for. Amenities often include greenbelt walking trails, ponds, community center w/ health spa, organic gardens, and more.

And always, of course, there are the forest-covered Mountains, clear-running streams, and the rustling of all our relations in their native habitats. (Please treat Mother Nature with respect here in Western North Carolina - we are Her stewards, and we need to leave Her in good health for future generations to enjoy!!!)

Here are some good sites to explore for more information:

Visitor's Center Request Visitor Guide Newcomer's Guide
Explore Asheville Chamber of Commerce GoAsheville Directory
Retiree Information Asheville Magazine Asheville Alive
Business Information Demographics City Details
Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) Mountain Area JobLink Career Center Buncombe County Government

Additional sources:

A Glimpse of Asheville

Asheville's Weather Forecast and Radar

Walking Tour of Downtown Asheville

Asheville Area Hotels / Reservations / Cost

Asheville Holistic Alternatives

Chamber of Commerce

City.Net for Asheville, North Carolina

Farmers Market

Free Newcomers Guide

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GlobalMJM2's Home Page

Mountain Area Information Network

Music Scene

Outdoor Activities

Surrounding Area

The Appalachian Trail

Outdoor Fun in Western North Carolina Maggie's Place B&B/Retreat Center