If you want to explore the flavor of a particular western North Carolina community prior to purchasing a home, there may be no better way than hitting a few arts and craft festivals to see what each NC mountain town has to offer. Whether it's a Montreat cabin, a Black Mountain home or a mountain vacation rental for sale that you are looking for, you will have a better idea of how each town feels just by walking the streets and viewing the area culture.
The idea came to mind Friday night while strolling through Black Mountain at the Blue to Black Art Weekend. This event, aptly named because it stretches from the Blue Ridge Parkway through Asheville all the way to Black Mountain and then Old Fort, runs all weekend. It concludes on Sunday, May 6, with another gallery stroll from 11-5.
The Black Mountain gallery AnTHM is participating, and there isn't another spot that offers such a selection of eclectic art to let you see what is really happening in the culture of the area. If you can't make it this weekend, consider checking out the next Black to Blue art Weekend October 10-13th, 2013.
So if you know you're ready to buy an Asheville area house, start looking in all the right places. Check out the Greybeard Calendar for upcoming arts and craft events such as LEAF and get the true feel. In the true spirit of "try before you buy", why not select a convenient weekend and rent an Asheville cottage. Greybeard Rentals has a complete listing of available homes. For more information about specific communities and the homes available in the area, contact Greybeard Realty.