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Living in Asheville, North Carolina:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Asheville, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Asheville what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Asheville is known for its large selection of local breweries. You can float down the French Broad River while sipping on one of our many local brews. The views of the Blue Ridge mountains are a beautiful sight to see as you float along. They create a magnificent backdrop to our eclectic town.

Heather, says: 2020

Asheville can be a very exciting place, however, it is good to know as much as possible about each potential neighborhood possible before moving to it. There are pockets of very safe, very respectable neighborhoods, and much less savory neighborhoods that may look nice. Unless you like excitement in your life all the time, including more dramatic forms of excitement, such as potentially being robbed, it would be good to do your research and choose a very safe family friendly, if more expensive, neighborhood.

Trevor, says: 2020

Asheville is a great city for hiking and being outdoors. It has become a popular retirement destination. It is important to note that this has increased housing costs, making it more difficult for those from the area to stay in the area. There are many service industry jobs available. The mountains are beautiful, and all four seasons make it a great place.

Victor, says: 2020

If moving to Asheville, North Carolina, know traffic here can be challenging. During rush hour, it can take up to 45 minutes to travel across town. Accident rates are also very high in the city, especially for those involving pedestrians. Be prepared to practice patience and defensive driving in Asheville!

Nadira, says: 2020

Asheville is a special place where people come to find community and belonging. It is very easy to find a network of like-minded friends here. In addition to enjoying the great outdoors, there is much to do in the Asheville area, including taking in the art, golfing, and visiting its many breweries.

Jennifer, says: 2020

According to my research, Asheville is one of the top five wedding destinations in the United States. This is because Asheville has a beautiful fall. The leaves on the trees turn brilliant shades of color, which range from the brightest of reds to the lightest of greens. It is this unique scenery which draws committed couples to Asheville for incredible outdoor weddings and photography.

A new resident of Asheville should know while it is a tourist-ridden city, that is only because we have so much to offer. The Appalachian mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway offer 1,000s and 1,000s of hours of entertainment and peaceful beauty to be enjoyed. Asheville also has a vibrant downtown with many award-winning breweries and restaurants; the art scene is also booming, especially due to the newly remodeled and expanded art museum. Asheville has endless exciting activities for every person and every interest.

Bobbie, says: 2020

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