Applause for Asheville
Young or Young-at-Heart , in search of "green living' or a lifestyle just made for the Cultural Creatives, there's a stand-up audience on the trail to Asheville and you can almost hear folks clapping approval.
Venture out on that "trail" and visitors soon discover the delights of local arts and artisans, nature adventures (for both spritely and not-so-nimble) sumptuous cuisine, (including organic and vegetarian) ...and the list goes on...
I love to tell folks who are considering moving to the Greater Asheville area that the odds are that they will be "ecstatically happy" here . ...After all...(20/20, Jan'08) called Asheville "The happiest place to live in America!"
No wonder so many people who come to visit tell me Asheville shines on their relocation radar. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just check out the list that follows. There you will find numerous print and online resources singing Asheville's praises.
Where to Retire Magazine (2008) : Honored Asheville as one of its "Eight Enriching Towns for Art and Music Lovers,"touting the many wonderful art studios, seasonal art walks and Bele Chere, the largest free outdoor music festival in the Southeast.
Forbes Traveler (2008): Included Asheville Green Cottage in its list of top GREEN hotels in America.
National Geographic Traveler (2008) : Asheville received honors in the magazine's Fifth Annual Places Rated Survey.Asheville ranked in the top 50 globally and top 10 nationally. The city placed first among North Carolina destinations.
American Style (2008) : Ranked Asheville number two in the small cities category (population under 100,000) in the annual "Top 25 Arts Destinations" reader's poll.
Southern Living Top 10s (2009): "Best of the South Readers' Choice Awards"
- Best Breakfast or Brunch Restaurant - Moose Café (Placed #9 out of 10)
- Southern Favorite Restaurants - Moose Café (Placed #10 out of 10)
- Best Splurge Restaurants - The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Placed #3 out of 10)
- Best Scenic View - Grandfather Mountain (Placed #2 out of 10) and Chimney Rock Park (Placed #3 out of 10)
- Best Public Gardens - Biltmore Gardens (Placed #3 out of 10)
- Best Southern City - Asheville (Placed #8 out of 10)
- Best Hotel - The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa (Placed #1 out of 10) and the Inn on Biltmore Estate (Placed #8 out of 10)
- Best Mountain Destination- Asheville
Yahoo! Real Estate (2008):Asheville was named as one of the top ten places to live. (December 2008)
NuWire Investor (2008) : Named Asheville one of the top 10 places to buy vacation rental homes in the U.S.
Country Home Magazine: Asheville was recognized as one of the top 25 green cities in America for their "2007 Best GREEN Places" rankings
Whether relocation plans begin around planning to invest in acreage for a land legacy or for moving to a Healthy Builthome, my guess is you will be applauding, soon! ASK about our eco-friendly scouting tours and let me know...
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