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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains

Cons

-Home prices
-Air service
-Winter cold


What Bert Has To Say About Asheville Metro Area


Asheville lies at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, the highest portion of the Appalachian Range. The town is an eastern equivalent of the many mountain resort towns that dot the American west, particularly in the Rocky Mountains. Originally settled in the 1850’s as a health resort, Asheville has an interesting history- in the late 1800’s and especially the 1920’s the area was a popular retreat for wealthy vacationers, including eight presidents and many well-known industrialists. Today the area has an active economy and serves both as a getaway from summer heat in the nearby lowlands and as a travel destination for many in east coast cities.


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Quick Facts About Asheville


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Asheville is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Asheville jobs have Increased by 2.30 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Asheville's cost of living is 1.90% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Asheville's population is 83,796 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.12 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Asheville is $175,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Asheville public schools spend $10,349 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Asheville.

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Comments


re: Not what I was hoping for. - 5/13/2015
I already have started packing. It is not a good place to raise... (read more)
re: re: I lived in Asheville for a year - 9/5/2006
I am disgusted with the people in... (read more)
re: Not what I was hoping for. - 5/13/2015
I hate to say it, and maybe I'd regret it, but I would LOVE to live once more in a Los Angeles beach community. That is so interesting about users in AVL. I have met... (read more)
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