Asheville Touted Top Town Again and Again
You may have noticed that Asheville kinda rocks. If you live here, you know this.
If you don't live here, well, our name showed up on Top Ten lists, and the like, repeatedly this year.
We are quite proud of this, of course, and want to share our greatness with YOU!!
Voted #1 by Travel + Leisure Readers for The 10 Weirdest Towns in America
Apparently it was our number of bars, cafes and college students
that somehow make us weird...
Voted #1 by Travel & Leisure for America's Quirkiest Town
Author wasn't sure if it was thin air or proximity to our local vortex, but we are certainly odd!
Voted #6 by Outside Magazine for The 16 Greatest Place to Live in America
We can thank our access to adventure, healthy-eating options, bike lanes and green spaces for placement on this list!!
2nd place in Food Republic's 7 Great Places to Drink Cider Around the USA
Craft cider production is on the rise, exceeding craft beer growth in 2013!!
And here in Asheville, we love to drink craft made infusions!
#16 in Travel & Leisure's America's Favorite Mountain Town
With our abundant microbreweries, locally-stocked eateries and
coffeehouses and live music venues, it is no wonder we get noticed!!
2x on Southern Living's 100 Best Restaurants in the South
Both Curate and Rhubarb appeared on this list.
And truly, we do have an amazing culinary selection here.
3rd on Kiplinger's 10 Great College Towns to Retire to
UNCAs Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers more than 300 courses a year,
not to mention our plethora of entertainment, eateries and scenery!
1st on Market Watch's 10 Most Popular Cities to Retire in
Apparently we won this popularity contest based on towns that
visitors to Topretirements.com are wanted more information on...
13th on Arts.mic's 15 Cities for Creative 20-Somethings that aren't NY or LA
Apparently we are best known for our indie music scene...
(and NO mention of beer!!!!)
10th on Conde Nast Traveler's Friendliest Cities in the US
Apparently our friendly people fill the "artistic community,"
in case you were wondering ;)
Real Estate Scorecard's #1 Most Beautiful Place in America to Live and More
Regardless of our food, beer, prices, festivals,
we do live in an amazingly gorgeous landscape!
5th Bride Meets Wedding's Great Honeymoon Locations within the US
Apparently, retirees and artistic young folks aren't the only ones who love this town!!!
4th in Livability's Top 10 Foodie Cities 2014
We are described as a "foodtopia with beer!"
For more information on how great Asheville is
to live, eat, drink and be,
give us a call!!