History of Asheville

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Asheville’s Beginnings

The land in and surrounding Asheville was part of the ancestral land of the Cherokee Nation. For thousands of years, the Cherokee thrived in Asheville (or Togiyasdi which translates to “Where They Race”), and today the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) remains a cornerstone of Western North Carolina that [...]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown Old Fort, North Carolina

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Once known by some locals as the “sleepy town” down the mountain, Old Fort, North Carolina has begun to establish its mark in the Greater Asheville area—and with good reason. 

The name “Old Fort” is derived from an actual fort that was present before the Revolutionary War. Davidson’s Fort was named after Samuel Davidson, who owned the land [...]

Top 10 Things To Do In Asheville

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What Not To Miss In Asheville

Welcome to the vibrant, culturally rich city of Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It's a place where history meets hip, where nature kisses the urban, and where every street corner seems to hum with energy and creativity. At GreyBeard Realty and Rentals, we've been lucky enough [...]

How to Spend a Day on Lake James: 10 Things to Do on Lake James

Lake James

10 Things to Do on Lake James

Lake James, a watery oasis located at the edge of the Pisgah National Forest and the Linville Gorge wilderness area, is quickly becoming a destination for travelers and an epicenter for luxury lakefront real estate. The closest towns are Marion and Morganton, and the lake is also easily accessible from mountain towns like [...]

Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Your Home in the Greater Asheville Area?

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When is the best time to buy or sell?

The Greater Asheville area is no stranger to a real estate market influenced by a chronically low inventory of homes for sale. In the past few years, low inventory, combined with the area's growing demand, merged with even greater demand over the pandemic years. During these years,  people sought to move [...]

Where To Stay In Asheville


Uncovering Asheville's Charm: Your Guide to the Best Hotels in the City

Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a city that exudes charm and warmth. Known for its vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, Asheville has something to offer everyone. Whether you're considering making Asheville your new home or just visiting, there's no better way to get a feel for the city than by staying in one of its many splendid [...]

2nd Quarter of 2023 Market Update | Greater Asheville Area Real Estate

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Buncombe, McDowell and Burke County Market Trends

As the summer months heat up, the typical seasonal increases in inventory have occurred in the Greater Asheville Area real estate market. However, supply is still low.  Second-quarter real estate numbers have largely mimicked the previous quarter in a home sales landscape of persistently [...]

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