Asheville, North Carolina 

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Population

88,512

44% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$44,077

Avg. Home Price

$272,500

Best Places to Live in Asheville, North Carolina

Mid-sized city - Far western North Carolina, 30 miles southeast of Tennessee border, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Home prices
-Air service
-Winter cold

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Buncombe County
Metro Area: Asheville Metro Area
City: Asheville
Zip Codes: 28806 28803 28715 28804 28704 28805 28801
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 2207 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Asheville is 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Asheville jobs have increased by 2.77%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Asheville's cost of living is 13.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Asheville's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Asheville's population is 88,512 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 43.67%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 14 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Asheville is $272,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.02%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Asheville public schools spend $8,966 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.5 students per teacher in Asheville. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Asheville

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Reviews for Asheville   105 Reviews
Home Sweet Home - 10/22/2018
Asheville is my hometown and I think you are always biased about your hometown, but I think Asheville is an amazing city. It definitely has its quirks. It is the home to... Read More

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Looks good? Look again. - 9/7/2018
Incredible positive reviews and beautiful natural beauty had me strongly considering a move to Asheville NC. I was stunned to recently discover unbiased research and... Read More

Beauty, Affordability, and Culture - 9/6/2018
Wow, I can't believe how much Asheville bashing there is here. I'm a glass-half-empty guy, easily finding fault with every place I live, but I can objectively say that... Read More


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28806 28803 28715 28804 28704 28805 28801
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