I think that Ted and I were both thinking on our first day here that Asheville will be on our list of possible places to live if/when we want to land somewhere. And just a few days later we agree it’s vying for the top position in that short list (Prescott AZ, Sedona AZ, Albuquerque NM, and now Asheville). There are lots of other places we’ve loved, but these are the ones we could imagine living in.
Our initial outing was walking the downtown area, looking for appealing bars and restaurants. We were in hog heaven! There are 15 breweries in town and many more in the area. There’s a live music scene that appeals to our tastes. There is a booming farm-to-table restaurant movement, as well as good representation of every ethnic cuisine we love. Then we took a driving tour and discovered what a truly lovely town it is. Here are some photos from our first few days.
One day we spent on the Blue Ridge Parkway – what a delight. Beautiful road curving around at high elevation with stunning vistas.
We’re trying to get a sense of the real estate market, looking at some houses and neighborhoods. While it’s not in our price range, we checked out the Biltmore Estate anyway!
And there are flowers!
So even though we haven’t reached the end of the week we intended to spend here, we’re extending another week. There are a lot of places to explore and we’re looking forward to getting to know Asheville better.