Buncombe County, North Carolina 

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Population

252,268

+8.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$45,642

Median Home Price

$282,900

United States / North Carolina / No Metro Area / Buncombe County / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Mid-sized city - Far western North Carolina, 30 miles southeast of Tennessee border, near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Buncombe County, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Attractive downtown
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Home prices
-Air service
-Winter cold

Local Listings in Buncombe
 $469,900 
115 E Euclid Pkwy
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 2279 SqFt
 $375,000 
100 Dogwood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2972 SqFt
 $444,900 
37 Madeline Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2012 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.


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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: North Carolina
County: Buncombe County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Asheville, Black Mountain, 11 total
Zip Codes: 28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28787, 28704, 28805, 28801, 28711, 28748, 15 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 2207 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Buncombe County is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Buncombe County jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Buncombe County's cost of living is 14.3% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Buncombe County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Buncombe County, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Buncombe County's population is 252,268 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Buncombe County is $282,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.1%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Buncombe County public schools spend $9,420 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Buncombe County. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
28806, 28803, 28715, 28804, 28787, 28704, 28805, 28801, 28711, 28748, 15 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN BUNCOMBE
$469,900
115 E Euclid Pkwy
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$375,000
100 Dogwood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$444,900
37 Madeline Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$318,500
68 Wake Robin Way
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$195,000
219 Harrison St
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$330,000
27 Mallard Run Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$259,000
48 Founders Way
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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