Asheville, North Carolina 

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Population

89,318

+9.0% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.1%

Median Income

$44,077

Median Home Price

$286,700

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

Local Listings in Asheville, NC
 $271,360 
504 S French Broad Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1152 SqFt
 $271,360 
504 S French Broad Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1152 SqFt
 $234,000 
49 Wilmington St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1085 SqFt
 $315,052 
219 Merrimon Ave # 5BFFVE
Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 | 3724 SqFt

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
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 3.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Asheville jobs have increased by 1.60%. 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

VOTING
Buncombe county voted Democratic in the last three Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000 and 2004. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Asheville's population is 89,318 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.96%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Asheville is $286,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.02%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Asheville

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

It's a good time to buy in Asheville. Home Appreciation is up 6.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Asheville Real Estate or Find top agents in Asheville

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Reviews for Asheville   110 Reviews
Just don't do it - 4/8/2019
I was born in a neighboring county and have lived in western North Carolina for all of my life. We currently own a home in Asheville. The unfortunate part is that people... Read More

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Taxes and Cost of Living Kills Retirees - 3/27/2019
I have lived here, in retirement, for 5 years. Came from Dallas. We are senior citizens and live on a set budget. Although I consider myself wealthy, I have seen my... Read More

Too expensive to breathe - 3/26/2019
I was born and raised about 20 miles from Asheville. In the 20-something years I can remember living in that area, the more I disliked, and eventually hated going... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
28806 28803 28715 28804 28704 28805 28801

NEW LISTINGS IN ASHEVILLE NC
$271,360
504 S French Broad Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$234,000
49 Wilmington St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$315,052
219 Merrimon Ave # 5BFFVE
Bed 4 | Bath 3.5 |

$325,000
43 Ridgeland Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$266,575
219 Merrimon Ave # 8FJQKU
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$237,555
219 Merrimon Ave # TU4Z6T
Bed 2 | Bath 2.5 |

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