West Asheville real estate not only booming, it’s considered a steal

Kyle Henry and Aaron Palmer, partners in Ground Floor Properties NC, have a nearly finished duplex on State Street. Each 1,100-square-foot unit is selling for $279,000. Angela Wilhelm/awilhelm@citizen-times.com (Photo: John Boyle/jboyle@citizen-times.com) When discussing the West Asheville real estate market, one highly technical term surfaces repeatedly. "Oh yeah, it’s insane — it is," Delias Thompson said with a laugh, standing in front of the home she recently built with her partner,…

Asheville’s Mountain Sports Festival Redefines its Mission

Asheville, NC – Now in it’s 18th year, the Mountain Sports Festival (May 25th- May 27th) in Asheville, North Carolina, has become a staple of the Memorial Day weekend. Locals and visitors from throughout the southeast join to celebrate music, community, athletics, and local business while showcasing the unique mountain terrain and culture of Asheville, North Carolina and its surroundings. This past September, the all-volunteer board of the non-profit festival…

Any Given Night: The Bountiful Delights of Asheville, North Carolina’s Music Scene

Photo courtest ExploreAsheville.com When considering “music cities,” several places come to mind. First, of course, is Music City itself: Nashville, Tennessee, home to the Grand Ole Opry and decades of musical history. Then there are the other usual suspects: Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Austin, New Orleans. All of these cities are rich in the resources necessary to sustain a vibrant musical community: plenty of venues, a thriving hospitality industry, hordes of…

Tips For Purchasing Asheville NC Real Estate

If you’re going to be buying real estate in Asheville, you’ll want to make sure that the process goes smoothly. These basic tips will make it a lot easier for you to purchase Asheville NC real estate. Work With An Experienced Real Estate Agent Naturally, you’ll want to have a realtor help you find a property to purchase. However, you shouldn’t work with just anyone. You should specifically look for…

After Asheville voters say ‘no’ to districts, lawmaker says ‘the law is the law’

Asheville Mayer Esther Manheimer (Left) and State Senator Chuck Edwards (Right) voice their opinions on Tuesday’s vote on Asheville City Council districts. (Photo credit: WLOS/North Carolina General Assembly) Local leaders are weighing-in after the majority of voters disagreed with a state law requiring Asheville to create city council districts. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff) <p>“Despite the fact that they’ve wasted taxpayers’ time and money on a sham of an election that…

Top Places To Visit In Asheville NC

The gorgeous mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains is full of beautiful gardens, breweries, fantastic food, unique art and renowned historic attractions like the Biltmore Estate and Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Here are some of the top things to do when visiting Asheville, NC. 1. Biltmore Estate This private estate was built and owned by the Vanderbilt Family. It was constructed from 1889 to 1895 and…

White Labs Asheville Opens Kitchen & Tap

ASHEVILLE, NC – A leader in yeast and fermentation since 1995, White Labs is excited to announce that White Labs Kitchen & Tap will open to the public October 19. The boutique restaurant and tasting room is located in downtown Asheville and will showcase the delicious art of fermented food and beverages. “This is our first venture into food, and we’re excited to explore it from a perspective we know…

Explosive Device Found at Asheville Airport, Help Find Person of Interest

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. BUNCOMBE CO., NC (WSPA) – Police have identified and are looking for a person of interest after part of Asheville Regional Airport was evacuated after an explosive device was found Friday morning. The suspicious package was discovered outside on the curb of Terminal Drive near baggage claim at about 6:30 a.m on Friday. Officials say the package was…

Dunkeld and Birnam become Asheville’s newest sisters

Community members and dignitaries celebrated Asheville’s newest international relationship on Sept. 10 at Highland Brewing Co. Photo by Michael Oppenheim The small Scottish cities of Dunkeld and Birnam recently became Asheville’s latest international siblings, with events in Scotland Aug. 18-20 and a ceremony in Asheville on Sept. 10. Over five years in the making, the new relationship adds a seventh pairing to Asheville’s formal Sister Cities relationship roster, joining Vladikavkaz,…

Unsure About Owning a Treehouse? You Can Rent This Getaway near Asheville.

A North Carolina treehouse – the kind you can live in – gained a lot of attention fast after it was featured in a HGTV Facebook post Wednesday morning. The post encourages people who are hesitant to build their own treehouse to get a feel for what the structures are like by renting the featured one in Asheville. The post was viewed more than 280,000 times and shared more than…