Dean Martin sang, “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning.” and oh, how true.
There is no greater sight than the vision of these Great Smoky Mountains, as the mist rolls out and daylight breaks at 2,134′ above sea level. These beautiful mountains inhabit a mystique that woos people to them and keeps them.
Asheville is home to roughly 90,000 people of every background and occupation. Asheville has been voted “The Happiest City on the East Coast”, so while it has the city vibe so many love, it’s folksy, homegrown appeal is unrivaled. Drivers wave on the curvy, two-lane roads and don’t be afraid to ask, because getting directions will never be a problem.
Asheville is a great place to raise a family. With fantastically diverse public schools and private ones, too you’ll quickly see that we value education as well as having a good time. There is also a growing homeschool community, to support your budding learners. You’ll see families picnicking, walking their dogs, or even practicing tightrope down in Carrier Park, splashing around in front of Town Hall, or hiking our many trails.
If music is your scene, you’ll be quite the happy camper in this talented city. On warm summer nights, the hub of this fair town rocks with beats echoing from the drum circle. Folks from 2-92 bring sticks and drums and their percussions blend beautifully as hula hoops spin and skirts swirl. Let’s not forget that Asheville has many venues that attract every genre of music. No weekend (or weeknight) is untouched by treble and bass.
Asheville has a truly wonderful climate with cool summer nights and warm temperatures that linger well into November. We see our fair amount of snow and sunshine. Asheville has 4 definitive seasons and all of them have a bright spot. Nearby skiing in winter, unparalleled foliage in autumn, wildflowers in spring, and the timeless French Broad River’s lazy summer adventures. Asheville makes all the other cities jealous.
Moving to Asheville might just be the best decision you’ve ever made.