Asheville is a splendid place to visit, whether you're seeking beautiful mountain scenery, contemporary art galleries, fine organic cuisine, outdoor adventures or a romantic getaway. The City of Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and the county seat of Buncombe County. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for its natural beauty.
Asheville serves as the regional hub for business, health and human services, the arts, shopping, dining and other community amenities for citizens and visitors. Downtown Asheville boasts a great assortment of locally owned and operated businesses. In fact, there are no franchise businesses in the downtown area, which affords visitors a great shopping experience.
Asheville is a great place to visit and to live. It was named one of the world's top 12 must-see destinations for 2007 by Frommer's travel guides. AmericanStyle magazine calls it one of "America's Top 25 Arts Destinations," and one of the "Best Outside Towns" by Outside Magazine. The Biltmore Estate is one of the most famous landmarks found in Asheville.
The Biltmore Estate
Building Biltmore was, at the time, one of the largest undertakings in the history of American residential architecture and the results were astounding. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen worked to build the country's premier home. The estate boasted its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and a three-mile railway spur for transporting materials to the site.
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Come for the abundant natural beauty, friendly atmosphere, wealth of year-round outdoor activities, rich history, and lively local arts and music scene.Courtesy of bartstar.com photographs