Asheville, NC is a city in western North Carolina. The city is known for a myriad of attractions and restaurants, as well as for its unique personality. It is located in Buncombe County and is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Many sources have identified Asheville as one of the best places to live in the country.

Asheville/Buncombe Food System


Best restaurants:

Asheville has many highly rated restaurants, which include The Chocolate Fetish, Curate, and Tupelo Honey Café

Founded in 2001, The Chocolate Fetish features handmade artisan truffles and chocolates.

Curate, which offers authentic Spanish tapas, aims to bring people the flavors of Spanish culture and share the curative effects of good food and wine with its guests.

Tupelo Honey Café

Tupelo Honey Café is an award-winning restaurant located in downtown Asheville. It prides itself on taking traditional Southern dishes and putting a creative and unique spin on them.



Famous people from Asheville:

George Vanderbilt, heir to the Vanderbilt fortune, moved to Asheville after falling in love with the area while traveling.  George decided to use his fortune to build his mansion in Asheville. Today you can visit his mansion, the Biltmore, in Asheville.

Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, lived in Asheville for the last twelve years of her life. She used the mountainous town as a retreat when her notoriously rocky relationship with her husband was particularly turbulent.

 Famous American novelist Thomas Wolfe was born and raised in Asheville. Wolfe's writing even mentioned specific individuals who lived in Asheville during his life.


Attractions in Asheville:

 Waterfalls – Asheville has many beautiful waterfalls such as Looking Glass Falls, shown below.


Hiking in Blue Ridge Mountains


Fun facts about Asheville:

 Asheville was originally home to the Cherokee Indians.


Asheville is known for its unique architecture. Asheville has one of the largest collections of Art-Deco buildings in the country


In 2010, TripAdvisor ranked Asheville the number one destination for fall foliage