Single Family Homes, Houses, Condos, Townhomes, Townhouses, Investment Properties, Land and Real Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Real Estate
Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina, with more than 83,000 city residents, and more than 238,000 residents in Buncombe County. More art deco architecture built in the late 1920s and early 1930s can be found in downtown Asheville. The largest private residence in North America, Biltmore Estate, is located in Asheville. This 250-room mansion, built by George W. Vanderbilt and completed in 1895, is modeled after the 16th century chateaux Blois, Chenonceaux and Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the country’s largest private, non-profit preservation organization, named Asheville one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, an annual list of the best preserved and unique communities in the United States. In recognizing Asheville, the National Trust singled out the city’s winning components: well-managed growth, dynamic downtown, commitment to historic preservation, interesting and attractive architecture, cultural diversity, an economic base of locally owned businesses, activities for families with children and walking access for residents and visitors.
Downtown Asheville is the site of Western North Carolina’s center for education, arts and science: Pack Place. The Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum and the Diana Wortham Theatre make their home at Pack Place, with the affiliated YMI Cultural Center located across the street at the corner of Eagle and Market streets.