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Discover Asheville | Biltmore Estate | Blue Ridge Mountain Vacation

One among many advantages of an Asheville, North Carolina vacation is the opportunity to enjoy a broad variety of attractions and activities. You may choose to spend a day or two exploring the Great Outdoors; the Asheville area is rich with opportunities for driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking, biking, golfing, kayaking and more. You might want to explore the local history and culture through the many crafts & art venues, museums, and of course, the famous Biltmore House. And the wide variety of dining and shopping opportunities could keep you busy for weeks! There really is no limit of things to do in Asheville, and we would be pleased to help you plan the perfect getaway experience.

Asheville, NC Accolades

2009

  • Ranked #2 as One of the Nation’s Top Arts Destinations – AmericanStyle Magazine
  • Ranked #6 Best Metro Places for Business & Careers – Forbes.com, March 2009
  • Included in 21 Best U.S. Towns for Baby Boomers’ Active Retirement – bestboomertowns.com

2008

  • 11 of 20 Best Places to Retire – Black Enterprise magazine, October 2008
  • 7 of Top 10 Best Midsize Cities for Doing Business – Inc.com, July 2008
  • 46 of 200 Best Performing Large Cities, 2nd Biggest Single-Year Gainer – Milken Institute, September 2008
  • 2 of the Top 25 Small-City Art Destinations for 2008 – AmericanStyle magazine, June Issue 2008
  • 26 of 200 Large Metros Best Places for Business & Careers – Forbes, March 2008
  • 41 of 100 Best Places to Live and Launch – CNN Money.com, March 2008

2007

  • 5-Star Business Opportunity – Metro Expansion Management, August 2007
  • Best Southern Town – Outside magazine’s August edition 2007
  • 7 of Top U.S. Cities to live – Frommer’s Cities Ranked & Rated 2nd Edition, May 2007
  • 23 of 200 Large Metros Best Places for Business & Careers – Forbes, April 2007
  • 1 of the top 100 places to live in 2007 Relocate – America, April 2007
  • 2 of Top 10 easy spring weekend getaways – MSNBC, April 2007
  • 3 of the Top 10 up-and-coming travel destinations – VirtualTourist, Spring 2007
  • 1 of 10 America’s Best Eco-Neighborhoods – Natural Home, January/February 2007

Colleges/Universities in Asheville:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (Full-time enrollment: 2,759; Location: ONE UNIVERSITY HTS; Public; Website: www.unca.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,728; Location: 340 VICTORIA RD; Public; Website: www.asheville.cc.nc.us)

Elevation – 2,123 feet

Population – 75,000 (2009); 47% male & 53% female

Median Household Income – $32,772

Gay & Lesbian Index: National: 100; Local: 183

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"Beautiful city, the centre and crater of American confusion, O you with your passionate shriek for the rights of an equal humanity, How often your Revolution has proven but evolution Rolled again back on itself in the tides of a civic insanity!" Lord Alfred Tennyson