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Asheville, NCDo your research. Visit before you buy
Don't believe all the hype.
We travel a lot, domestic and international, and if a single day goes by that someone doesn't say "Oh, we LOVE Asheville" or "We are planning a move to Asheville" it is a rare day.
Asheville is trendy. It is bringing millions of tourists annually to clog the downtown streets (tourists looking at tourists looking at hotels). Trendy means expensive. Planning to visit and want to stay downtown? Figure $300-500 per night in season. Want to move here? Figure $300k minimum for a 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow in a trendy area. Condos downtown $600k-1.5m with beer tourists peeing on your front walk at 2AM.
Do your research. Asheville is likely on the crest of a huge housing and tourist bubble. We rarely hear from tourists who visit who want to come back. Largely one and done.
Before you even think of buying here, come and stay for a minimum of a week. Experience the traffic. Experience literally zero available parking downtown on the weekend (wonder why virtually NO locals are downtown on summer weekends?)
Again, don't believe the CofC and tourist bureau hype. Do your own due diligence before you blindly jump on the bandwagon.