The largest city in Western North Carolina is Asheville, a mountain town of about 80,000 inhabitants. Its numbers swell in the spring, summer, and autumn since it is a tourism destination.
Beyond Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville may be the economic epicenter of Western North Carolina, but it’s not the only desirable place to live in WNC.
Hendersonville, just to the South, has experienced a resurgence as well. Once a sleepy town for retirees, it has blossomed as a destination itself. Its Main Street, the center of the city, offers an eclectic mix of restaurants and stores.
Weaverville, Black Mountain, Boone, Sylva, Waynesville, Brevard, Flat Rock, and Franklin all have their charms as small mountain towns. All are smaller than Asheville but have more affordable home prices. Where you end up depends on your preferences and your resources. Anywhere in WNC is a beautiful place to live. Commutes are easy compared to the big cities elsewhere.
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My family moved across the country from CA to NC. It is one of the biggest transitions we have ever experienced. Zack Adams and Prime Mortgage were amazing!!! Zack was especially supportive. He understood how big of a move we had ahead of us and even when we experienced some surprises throughout the process he always had a great attitude, dug in and worked hard to get us the loan we needed. We absolutely love our new home and couldn’t have done it without him. We will forever be grateful!!
I am a younger first-time home buyer and Zachery made the home mortgage process very easy and stress-free for me. I received a very competitive interest rate considering my age and younger credit history during a time of rising interest rates. Zach and Aaron were very communicative and helped me feel confident in the process. They are calm, trustworthy people you can trust to quickly answer any questions you will have. Overall, securing the mortgage and obtaining the appraisal was very easy, and I am very grateful for Zach’s help throughout the process. Since the home buying process was as stress-free as possible, I am sure I will be using GoPrime again in a few years if I want to purchase another home.
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Appalachian Culture Awaits
Why should I live in western North Carolina?
Once the furniture-making capital of the world, Western North Carolina still values handmade crafts. The Appalachian culture used to be closed to outsiders, but today it welcomes visitors with open arms. Explore the rich history, sample the Appalachian cuisine, and enjoy a range of music that began with bluegrass but now encompasses rock, jazz, electronica, and much more. Asheville is home to the Bob Moog Foundation and Moog Music, Inc. (Bob Moog invented the synthesizer.)
A Land of Beauty
When you are ready to buy a home in WNC, I’m standing by prepared to get you a mortgage that fits your circumstances, whether buying your first home or a second home. Contact our team and get to know a WNC local.
Western North Carolina (WNC) may be an ideal choice for you if you love the mountains. If small towns that offer both urban and natural settings suit you, come for a visit. WNC gives you the capability to take off and within minutes find yourself communing with nature.
While the rest of the South may swelter in the summer, Asheville has the protection of the mountains. It still gets hot, but its valley creates a microclimate that limits the extreme temperatures found along the coastline.
The city has become a destination for good food and craft beer. The farm-to-table movement took root here, and several chefs have gained national acclaim. Also known as “Beer City,” Asheville has more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S.
The whole region has attracted artists and musicians of almost every persuasion. As a result, you can find both spilling out onto the streets. Outdoor art festivals draw crowds all summer, and buskers perform on the sidewalks nearly year-round.