While much is made about the outdoor adventure activities in the area, there's also a lot to be said about the city life available to those people living in downtown Asheville. With its eclectic arts scene and its various and varied dining spots, Asheville city residents have the experience of city living in a very tranquil, mountainous setting.
One highlight of the Asheville arts scene is the River Arts District, a historically significant area along the French Broad River. This unique area of Asheville with its turn-of-the-century industrial buildings is home to more than 165 artists. Asheville home owners in the area can enjoy the open studios and sample the local fare at restaurants including 12 Bones, a favorite of President Obama during his Asheville visits, and the Wedge Brewing Company whose website proclaims "Beer is Art".
In addition to the River Arts District offerings, Asheville boasts a fine collection of book stores including The Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar. This book collectors' dream store specializes in book about North Carolina. And not only that, but the store welcomes well-behaved dogs to come in and have a look around with their owners as well.
Living in the heart of Asheville has its advantages. For more information about homes for sale in the Asheville area or any of our houses for sale in Western North Carolina, please contact Greybeard Realty.