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. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Asheville, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

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

Local Listings in Asheville
 $464,999 
25 and 27 Smooth Rock Trl
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1832 SqFt
 $437,000 
219 Azalea Rd E Unit A
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2049 SqFt
 $399,000 
12 Peeler Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 2574 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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City: Asheville
Zip Codes: 28806 28803 28715 28804 28704 28805 28801
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 2207 ft above sea level

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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 1.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Asheville's cost of living is 13.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Asheville's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Asheville, while January and December 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
Asheville's population is 89,318 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.0%. 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 6.0%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Asheville

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Reviews for Asheville   114 Reviews
Hard to make a living and get decent housing - 7/9/2019
I lived there from 2000-2013. It's very hard to make a living wage and afford a rental much less a house. Since the job market is dominated by the service industry, the... Read More

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Wishing for the Good ol Days - 6/28/2019
20 years ago Asheville was a wonderful place to visit ,live, but now not so much today Violent gun crimes have increased over 50% in just 3 years, the city has always... Read More

Do your research. Visit before you buy - 5/18/2019
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... Read More


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28806 28803 28715 28804 28704 28805 28801

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NEW LISTINGS IN ASHEVILLE
$464,999
25 and 27 Smooth Rock Trl
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$437,000
219 Azalea Rd E Unit A
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$399,000
12 Peeler Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$210,000
18 Homewood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$214,900
85 Old Haw Creek Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$239,500
5 Wood Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$229,900
13 Parker Rd
Bed 1 | Bath 1

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