Asheville, NC: Overpriced Dump
Quite simply, Asheville is a dump. The little "city" is trashy and restaurants and hotels grossly overpriced for nothing more than common fair. The area looks and feels poor and dirty with many street people (drug addicts) all over the streets, no escaping them.
Housing, either homes or apartments, is ridiculously expensive and for no real reason. You can't find an apartment in the Asheville/hendersonville area for under $1,300 (1 bedroom). The houses are old (need $$ for repair/upkeep), on tiny lots, and again, overpriced.
The main issues in the Western NC area are 1) No solid employment except seasonal tourism and taking care of the elderly, 2) Exreme wealth and extreme poverty with no real middle class, 3) Major drug issues (Crystal Meth, illegal opioids, etc), 4) Poor education, and stereotypical slow and stupid thinking and moving that drives northerners insane. If the locals can mess something up, they do. Hence depending upon those not born/raised in Read More