Blog :: 03-2015

Yes, Asheville is Cool and Now Others Know It


Asheville Coolness

Come see what makes Asheville cool.


A recent on-line article by Matador Network lists the top 20 coolest towns in the US, and we are not surprised to see Asheville at the top of that list. Citing the architecture, the food-to-table cuisine and the craft beer industry, the article attributes Asheville's real rise to coolness to the hardworking people who drove the mid-1980s revitalization of the local area.

Matador notes its general criteria for coolness include towns having a local heart, excellent natural features, and cultural diversity. Specific to Asheville, the writers note the town wins top billing because of its location, the welcoming, supportive community, and the Southern family-friendly culture. Recognized local activities include hiking along Horsepasture River, cocktails at the Crow and Quill, and catching some music at the Orange Peel.

If you are ready to settle in the coolest town in the US, check out Greybeard Realty and take a look at the local western NC real estate listings. If you want a chance to sample Asheville first prior to purchasing a home here, consider staying in one of Greybeard Rentals' Asheville rentals. Come see for yourself what makes Asheville so cool.


Newly Listed Black Mountain Home Features Craftsman Charm

An authentic craftsman-style home, recently listed by Greybeard Realty, offers new owners a move-in ready option with historic character. Anyone wanting unique, turn-of-the-century charm without the cost of rehab and refurbish should schedule an appointment today to see this magnificent home.


Enjoy the craftsman-style quality of this Cheshire Village home.

Enjoy the craftsman-style quality of this Cheshire Village home.


Located in Black Mountain's Cheshire Village, this newly-constructed home (2008) is Energy Star rated. With seven post and beam constructed porches/patios and two master suites, this home has ample living space as well as three fireplaces, one on each level. And with its low maintenance stone and cedar exterior and the lawn/landscaping included in the HOA fees, this Black Mountain home appeals to owners who want to enjoy the western NC amenities rather than commit to household chores. Walk to restaurants, shops and the fitness center from this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home. This 3,690 sq ft home offers its new owners ease of upkeep as well as convenient access to the area.

Cheshire Village, a small walking community within Black Mountain, has a small-town flavor, and adjacent Black Mountain has numerous shops and restaurant options. For more information about this property, please contact Chip Craig. From Greybeard Realty's website, you can access additional homes for sale in Cheshire Village. To appreciate western NC first-hand, why not check out Greybeard Rentals website which will give you an opportunity to rent an area vacation home and enjoy the area and see what it has to offer.