Welcome to Asheville

Idyllic mountain retreat with excellent cultural amenities and an incredible dining scene.
Asheville is a stunning mountain city placed perfectly in a picturesque nook between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge ranges. A longtime hub for eclectic creatives, Asheville has frequently received praise as one of the nation’s best areas for creating and appreciating emerging art. Known for its vibrant music scene, Asheville is populated by various incredible entertainment venues that feature many extraordinary events to be enjoyed by residents of all ages.
It’s not just Asheville’s bold artistic spirit that gives it its distinctive, inviting atmosphere. Asheville is a paradise for foodies, and locals are lucky to enjoy some of the world's finest and most innovative restaurants. Whatever you might be craving, Asheville is ready to provide you with a mouthwatering meal. Still, Asheville’s virtues don’t stop there - it's also a unique living space for folks who love the outdoors. Whether you’re an avid mountain biker seeking thrilling, scenic trails or you’re interested in a more leisurely afternoon of lounging in the park, Asheville accommodates your outdoor interests with ease. All in all, Asheville is an exceptional place to call home. We’re so excited to welcome you in with open arms.

What to Love

  • Access to exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities.
  • Genuine and inviting community that seeks to engage with newcomers
  • Remarkable culinary institutions and spectacular upscale dining
  • Chic boutique shopping with professional and courteous vendors

Local Lifestyle

Whether a young professional, new parent, or recent retiree, Asheville conforms to various lifestyle needs with a versatility that is hard to beat. The refreshing mountain air and the wonderful lush green spaces are bound to bring a smile to your face as you explore the city, meeting your new friendly and artsy neighbors. Residents of Asheville tend to take advantage of the area’s uniquely beautiful natural landscape. Hikers, bikers, kayakers, and athletes of every type will find space for their favorite physical activities with no trouble at all. Further, if you’re hoping to enjoy the vibrant nightlife of a bustling urban area — Asheville provides ample opportunity for fun group gatherings and special occasions.
If you’re in the market for an unforgettable upscale evening or just hoping for a casual get-together with fantastic live music, Asheville offers so many fabulous curated dining experiences that it's hard to go wrong. With unbeatable recreation, delectable dining, great shopping, and unique arts, there are many reasons to see yourself in Asheville!

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Asheville is home to a convenient blend of big box stores and charming locally-owned boutiques. Whether you’re looking for new chic pieces for your wardrobe or distinctive artsy gifts for friends, Asheville has got you covered.
Asheville’s premier authentic upscale Spanish tapas experience, Cúrate, provides diners with some of the best small plate dishes in the city. Make a reservation for date night and try their fantastic pincho moruno. 
A 2022 James Beard Award Winner, Chai Pani is the place to go for folks who love fantastic Indian Cuisine. Order one of their Indian sandwiches, like the vada pav, and pair it with one of their fabulous craft cocktails! 
For farm-to-table breakfast fare, visit Early Girl Eatery. We strongly recommend their amazing biscuit french toast with a cup of specially roasted Early Girl blend coffee.  

For unbeatable fried chicken and delicious cocktails, visit Tupelo Honey and enjoy their incredible ambiance! It’s incredibly popular, so reserve a table in advance.

Things to Do

There’s always something unique to do in Asheville. While there are too many incredible local events worthy of exploration to list here, we’d be remiss not to mention a few that locals particularly love. The LEAF Festival is a widely celebrated cultural festival that is a must-attend experience for residents. With a mission to connect cultures through the arts, this remarkable gathering features a massive variety of interdisciplinary artists from around the world! You won’t want to miss the fabulous performers and unique vendors. 
Visit the city’s most iconic music venue, The Orange Peel, for incredible concerts. With a lively calendar of world-class musicians always on hand, you’re sure to have a memorable music experience. If you’re interested in some of Asheville’s other unique concert experiences, visit the area’s most popular outdoor venue, Rabbit Rabbit

Those looking for a great outing for the family will love paying a visit to the North Carolina Arboretum. With stunning gardens and outstanding educational programs, it's a great space to spend an afternoon with folks of all ages.


Asheville features many strong educational institutions for residents to attend.


Elevation: 2134 ft.
Population: 96,829
County: Buncombe County
Land Area: 45.6 sq. mi.
Density: 2,124.80/ sq. mi.

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Sapphire Realty embraces every aspect of the real estate industry. Our integrity and work ethic promise to deliver the highest level of service to our clients during their entire journey. So, whether you are looking to relocate to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina or you are a lifelong resident looking to make a move, we would love to assist you in loving where you live.