Life in Asheville
Where to begin? Asheville is a small, funky and eclectic town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. One day here and you’ll realize why we are on so many “best of” lists including: The 15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018 (Forbes, Dec. ’17); 25 Best Pet-Friendly Vacations in America (Flipkey, Feb. 2018); America’s 12 Greatest Music Cities (Thrillist, Apr. ‘15); 9 Most Romantic Cities in the South (Huffington Post, Mar. ‘15); The 20 Coolest Towns in the US (Matador, Feb. ‘15); 14 Best Small Cities for a First Date (DatingAdvice.com, Feb. ‘15); Top Romantic Destinations (TripAdvisor, Jan. ‘15); America’s Best Beer Cities (Conde Nast Traveler, Jan. ’15) and Best Places to Go in 2015 (Frommer’s, Dec. ’14).
The vibrant, high-spirited atmosphere here draws thousands of tourists annually. Also known as Beer City USA downtown Asheville is home to over 38 breweries including Asheville Brewing Company, Archetype Brewing Company, Ginger’s Revenge, Pisgah Brewing Company, Wicked Weed, Highland Brewing and Burial Beer Company. We have dozens of places to see live music including the Orange Peel, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Diana Wortham Theatre and the US Cellular Center.
It won’t take long to understand how this quirky mountain town is recognized internationally for our restaurants. Whether you’re looking for an amazing meal, great conversation, interesting atmosphere or world class entertainment, you will find it in one of our open-air cafes or vibrant restaurants. Asheville is also home to an emerging art scene featuring hundreds of galleries, crafters, hip and trendy artist neighborhoods, performing art venues, street performers and a countless number of art events. We have more art deco architecture than any other city outside of Miami. We are home to the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Many adventures await you here. Whether you’re planning on floating down the French Broad River, riding trails on your mountain bike or checking out the Mountain Sports Festival held every May at Carrier Park. Asheville is a one-of-a-kind mountain community with something for everyone!