34 Romantic Things to Do in Asheville For Couples (2022)

You may already know that Asheville is historic, but did you know that it is also one of the many cities of love? If you are looking for romantic things to do in Asheville, here are 34 of the best for your couples getaway.

Tip: If you are on vacation in Asheville and not just looking for a great date idea we would recommend getting to know the city a little better with a city tour.

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Walk around and explore the city

We loved walking around and exploring the city of Asheville on foot. It is a small city and very walkable. As we will detail below it is a very interesting and artsy city full of quirky coffee shops and art galleries to explore!

It is amazing what cool things you can discover in the city. We were pretty chuffed seeing this cool vintage car driving around!

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Go on a Ghost Tour

One of our favorite romantic things to do is go on a ghost tour.

It doesn’t sound that romantic but it is a great excuse to snuggle up to your SO. Asheville has a great ghost tour that we would recommend.

The tour is run by a local expert and runs through the towns dark history including the woman who haunts the Omni Grove Park Inn and the body entombed in the wall of the Basilica of St. Lawrence.

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co.

Jewelry is the classic gift for your lover, but what if you had the opportunity to make yourself or your significant other a piece of jewelry?

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co. gives you the opportunity to create your own jewelry with the help of others. Invite some friends too because a double date is not a bad idea. Your partner will definitely never forget this romantic experience (unless they lose the jewelry).

Located conveniently in downtown Asheville, you can walk around to show off your new jewelry with the company of your significant other.

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North Carolina Glass Center

North Carolina Glass Center gives you the opportunity for glassblowing and framework to create your own glass artwork with your partner.

This is the perfect place to let out your creativity and take something home together that reminds you of this unforgettable experience.

If glassblowing or framework isn’t your thing, they also offer a gallery of finished works for you to take home. Located off Roberts St, this is a chance for you to create something to brighten up your home or create a personal gift for your lover.

The Village Potters

Indulge in this calming experience making pottery at The Village Potters with hands-on guides to help you.

Not only do they offer classes for pottery, they also offer jewelry making workshops.

The two of you can create jewelry and pottery to exchange after this experience. Even if you are experienced in this field, this is a great opportunity to indulge in some relaxing art.

The facility is located Lyman St, and is a great chance to let your inner artist free.

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Mountain Nest Gallery

This gallery of art and handcrafted pieces is located in the heart of Black Mountain, making it a perfect stop if you two were already planning on visiting the mountains.

The gallery includes Art in Prints, Giclees and Originals, Jewelry in Silver, Copper, and Precious Stones, intricate pottery, Hand Crafts in metal, stone, wood, leather, and other natural materials. Visit this gallery for some local and regional art in this humble gallery.

Angelique Tassistro Ceramics

This Angelique’s gallery located in the River Arts District is truly a unique studio with handmade pottery for everyday use.

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These beautiful pieces are perfect for just looking or buying something to add a creative touch to your everyday life at home.

Her approach on pottery is something special; creating pottery with a sculptural approach. If you two are looking for some playful artwork, this is the place to go and maybe even purchase a nice gift for yourself or someone else (you know who that someone else might be).

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Credit: Angelique Tassistro Ceramics

310 Art LLC

Also located in the River Arts District, this fine art and contemporary gallery features the original work from local artists.

If you two are interested in a private lesson with experts, this gallery offers classes ranging from beginner to advanced artists.

This gallery is the perfect romantic stop for a relaxing browse in the beautiful Historic River Arts District. 310 Art LLC is just one of the many unique galleries within Asheville’s River Arts District.

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Jonas Gerard Fine Art – Clingman Ave

Also located in the River Arts District, Jonas Gerard, a self-taught sculptor and painter, displays his beautiful pieces for people to enjoy his talent and his dedication.

His unique approach in creating his pieces is truly something that you and your partner cannot miss.

His works includes abstract, landscapes, mixed media, florals, sculptures, and nudes. This is the place for those who are well versed in art, or those who just enjoy the beauty of artistic expression.

Momentum Gallery

Located in the heart of Downtown Asheville, Momentum Gallery exhibits art of all sorts, ranging from sculptures and mixed media to paintings and more.

This is a great place for a peaceful and romantic experience while exploring Downtown Asheville after a nice cup of coffee and a pleasant stroll through the city.

Indulge in the many pieces of art Momentum Gallery offers while with that special person in your life. In this modern space, you are able to enjoy the beauty of the art from people of all paths of life.

The River Arts District

The River Arts District is home to many art galleries and studios located in former industrial buildings located near the French Broad River, east of Interstate 240.

Not only does this district display works by artists, there are opportunities to take classes and explore your inner artist.

This district is filled with places to explore food and take some eclectic photos in this industrial vibe area. The River Arts District is the perfect area to browse around, try some local food, grab a coffee or a beverage (alcoholic or not), and explore some art.

Asheville Pinball Museum

If old school games are up your alley, Asheville Pinball Museum is a good place to have a fun time with your significant other.

They do not only have pinball machines, there are also classic video games onto of the pinball machines. You two can enjoy all you can play arcade games with a nice cup of beer (or soda).

Games and a little bit of friendly competition never hurts (and the beer is a big plus). Located conveniently in downtown Asheville, this museum is a great place to visit with your partner for a fun and retro night.

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Asheville Urban Trail

This is the perfect trail to follow with your significant other and get to know more about the city and its history. If you two are not quite interested in the learning aspect of this walk, it is still a beautiful two hour walk around Asheville with sculptures and landmarks to see.

A good place to start your walk is in front of Pack Place on Asheville’s Pack Square, where you can find the first plaque describing the history of Asheville.

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It is also fine if you start at any point of the trail. Feel free to wander off into a tavern, restaurant, or store to indulge in the full beauty of Asheville with your partner.

Basilica of St. Lawrence

This minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in downtown Asheville is somewhere to visit whether you and your partner are religious or not.

Designed by a Spanish architect, this basilica has stunning and unique architecture to see. Most famous for their stained glass windows, Basilica of St. Lawrence offers free tours of the basilica, but the tours are not required if you and your significant other just want to simply take in this breathtaking architecture from the 20th century.

This is the perfect stop while taking a stroll in downtown Asheville to take a break from the noise and enjoy some artistic architecture.

Biltmore Estate

One of the best attractions for couples in Asheville is undoubtedly Biltmore Estate.

Biltmore Estate is the largest privately owned house in the United States, which means there is more to it than a tour of the mansion. Located within the estate, there is a 8,000 acre backyard, which means that there are more than enough activities to do indoors as well as outdoors.

For some outdoor activities, you and your partner can bike around the estate (bike rentals are available), enjoy a carriage ride, go fly fishing, go horseback riding, take a nice hike, go rafting, learn to shoot a shotgun, or go bird watching. This is just to name a few of the many romantic activities available in Biltmore Estate.

There is also complimentary wine tasting, a beautiful garden, as well as red wine and chocolate tasting. You and your significant other may also take a tour of the winery and taste some of the wine.

Not only that, there are complimentary yoga classes, the opportunity to have afternoon tea, kayaking, Land Rover rentals, and the Antler Hill Village, where you and your partner can shop, dine, and hike. Located not too far from downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate offers an extensive list of romantic activities to do with your significant other.

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Grandfather Mountain

Famously recognized for the Mile-High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain has beautiful vistas to explore while taking a romantic hike with your partner.

These alpine hiking trails encompass beautiful scenery ranging from forests to rock walls and pinnacles, open spaces to view the landscape, and beautiful spots to set up a picnic while on your hike. Do not forget your camera because the stunning views are something else.

Hiking shoes are preferable for those who like a challenge, but if you are not up for that, there are less difficult trails that are just as beautiful. This mountain is truly a place for adventure and to take in nature’s beauty.

You will need a water bottle and maybe even a meal to enjoy on the scenic hike on the mountain. This is truly a hike not to be missed if you and your significant other enjoy a nice adventure. Maybe even enjoy the sunset on a nice day for some photos and simply just enjoying the presence of each other.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Do not worry if you and your partner are not too interested in hiking, because Blue Ridge Parkway is the perfect drive to enjoy some rare biodiversity as well as some stunning scenery.

Blast some happy music to sing along to while you and your significant other take in the landscape and scenery.

Do not hesitate to pullover and take some photos because there are more than enough stops to enjoy some stunning nature. Maybe even set up a picnic and take in the beauty of nature with your partner.

Recommended: Hiking Tour of Blue Ridge.

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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is the place to go to enjoy some unique plants and take a relaxing stroll with your significant other.

The gardens emphasize plants native to the southern Appalachian Mountains, with approximately 700 species of native and exotic trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses, and lichens.

Do not hesitate to take a seat and observe some interesting botanicals. The peak bloom times are mid-April and mid-August, but no matter what time of year you visit these gardens, the plants will still be naturally beautiful.

Do not forget your camera because there are countless opportunities to take some close up photos of beautiful plants. Located in University of North Carolina Asheville, this is a perfect place for a romantic stroll with your significant other.

The North Carolina Arboretum

This 434 acre arboretum and botanical garden, located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, is a great place to visit while driving down the parkway.

There are biking and hiking trails, a bonsai collection, a holly garden, a tree collection that is considered the tallest in the south, and a stream garden.

For those who do not know what a bonsai garden is, it is a Japanese art form to produce small trees that mimic the shape and scale of full sized trees in containers. This unique location is perfect for plant-lovers or those who just enjoy some beautiful plants.

Asheville Glamping

If camping is not to you and your partner’s preference, Asheville Glamping is the perfect experience for a bougie night (or couple nights) with your significant other.

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If you do not want to stay the night here, there is the option of having a couples photoshoot in this glam environment.

This is not your normal camping experience, there is not just tents, but there is also a treehouse glamping option. This boho experience is perfect for a relaxing night for you and you significant other to live out in beautiful scenery.

Romantic Coffee Dates in Asheville

Green Sage

If you’re looking for a healthy start to your day with a nice cup of coffee, Green Sage is the place to go. You don’t have to go in the morning, this cafe has food for any meal of the day, with vegan and gluten-free options.

Health nuts and non-health nuts would all enjoy this casual cafe. With three locations in Asheville, this is the place to go for a light meal and a nice (alcohol free) drink.

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Vortex

This funky shop is the perfect place to hit up if you’re feeling the urge to indulge in some amazing doughnuts. Even if you’re vegan, they got you covered.

Of course, you can’t have doughnuts without coffee. Vortex has gourmet coffee and doughnuts of flavors you may not even heard of. Located on Baks Ave, this is the place to go for a treat with your significant other.

Ultra Coffee Bar

In the quaint coffee bar, you can find a patio where you can watch trains, art, breakfast, lunch, and most importantly, coffee.

There are gluten free and vegan options, making this the place to go for any couple who like a good coffee and meal in the daytime.

Ultra Coffee Bar is located off Clingman Ave Extension, and has a unique location surrounded by art galleries.

Trade and Lore

If you and your partner are looking for a chill place to go, Trade and Lore is a coffee shop located in the heart of Asheville off Wall St.

The locally roasted coffee and light bites are a great way to support the local community and enjoy a nice brunch with your partner.

Summit Coffee Co.

This beautiful and adventurous coffee shop located in the heart of the River Arts District, and has outdoor seating for sunny days.

If you and your significant other like a good outdoors-style vibe, this is a great location to enjoy each other’s presence as well as a good cup of joe.

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Chocolate is the famous romantic treat, and there is no problem with that. Take your partner to this chocolate lounge for a nice cup of coffee and a delicate chocolate treat.

The lounge is located in a vintage building with a simple interior; a perfect balance between luxurious chocolate and coffee.

This heaven for chocolate lovers is perfect for a sweet treat and an intimate experience.

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Old Europe Pastries

This vintage-styled pastry shop is located off Broadway St in the eclectic downtown area of Asheville and is the place to go to indulge in locally roasted brews and European pastries.

Open from early morning to late night, this is the perfect spot to have an early morning coffee or a late night dessert with your significant other.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try some worldly and delicious pastries with your partner.

Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe

If books and coffee get you two going, visit Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe for a cozy coffee with a good read. Located in Downtown Asheville, this is the place for you two to cozy up with each other and enjoy the calming presence of books and coffee (maybe even a pastry too).

Izzy’s Coffee

With two locations in Asheville, Izzy’s coffee has coffee (obviously), pastries, beer, and wine. Who said you couldn’t have wine in the morning?

The location off Lexington Ave has a retro interior and is decorated with art, making it perfect for art-loving couples.

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The location off Haywood Rd has a nice patio and and couches, which means the two of you can cozy up with your coffee or beverage.

Romantic Restaurants in Asheville

Cúrate

Cúrate, a restaurant family-owned restaurant, serves authentic Spanish cuisine, including tapas, jamón Ibérico, and vermuterías.

The restaurant’s all Spanish wine list is something that should not be overlooked by you and your significant other. Enjoy some delightful tapas in a rustic environment with a drink and talk the night away.

5 Walnut Wine Bar

This brick-walled wine bar with handcrafted decor is a homey establishment with local beer, wine, cheese, and small snacks to accompany you and your partner.

Not only do they provide a wide variety of drinks and nibbles, there is also live music every night performed by local bands.

This lively and romantic experience is perfect for those who enjoy a good time and some music.

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Wicked Weed Brewing Pub

This hip brewery and restaurant located in downtown Asheville is the place to go to taste some locally sourced eats as well as some local beer.

The lower floor includes a beer bar and a cocktail area, and the upper floor is where the restaurant and second cocktail area is.

There is also an outdoor patio area for a warm summer’s night. If you want to save some beer for later, there is a bottle shop as well. Ranging from ales to ciders, this establishment is the perfect place for the two of you to satisfy your beer cravings.

Chestnut

Chestnut, located in downtown Asheville, has a ever-changing dinner menu according to the month of the year, as well as craft food, cocktails, lunch, and brunch.

This is the perfect place to go anytime of day to enjoy some creative food and a refreshing beverage.

Chestnut is located close to many Asheville attractions downtown, making it a good stop to make while cruising around the downtown area.

Chai Pani Asheville

Chai Pani Asheville has laid-back dining experience with some luxurious Indian chaat (Indian street snacks) and thalis (homestyle Indian platters).

Located in downtown Asheville, it is a good decision to stop by for some tasty bites, snacks, or just a little something to get you through the day.

Although the prices may seem cheap, the quality of food is certainly rich and authentic. If you and your significant other want to relax and chat with some chaat, Chai Pani Asheville is for you.

Jack of the Wood

This cozy Irish pub located in downtown Asheville is a hotspot to relax, listen to some live music, and indulge in some fresh, locally sourced pub fare.

The old world atmosphere plus a pint of ale with your partner is the perfect experience for a laidback night out.

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Pillar Rooftop Bar

Last but not least, a deluxe bar to visit is the Pillar Rooftop Bar. Serving cocktails, local beers, and local wines, this rooftop bar has more to offer than just drinks.

They also provide local eats and seasonally inspired food, making this a perfect place to relax, enjoy the stunning view of the mountains surrounding Asheville, and listen to some local musicians while in the presence of your significant other.

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Credit: Pillar Rooftop Bar

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FAQs

Is Asheville fun for couples? ›

Asheville is a fabulous and fun city for families, friends, couples, and singles. However, we personally think Asheville can be quite romantic as well. If you are looking for things to do in Asheville for couples, there's no shortage of wineries, bars, workshops, rooftop terraces, and fine dining restaurants.

What is romantic Asheville? ›

RomanticAsheville.com's mission is to serve as a trusted resource for insider information and tips on Western North Carolina for visitors and locals alike. We highlight and promote area destinations, attractions, and resources to celebrate and preserve the region's natural and cultural beauty.

What is the hip area in Asheville? ›

West Asheville. You will know that you are in one of the coolest Asheville neighborhoods when the “Welcome to West Asheville” mural greets you. West Asheville is home to hipster and dive bars, like The Malvern and The Odditorium, along with Lebanese street food from Gypsy Queen Cuisine.

Is Asheville a good place to love? ›

Residents love Asheville for its proximity to the great outdoors, with rivers, hiking, and camping within easy reach in the nearby Appalachians. Asheville is a mountain biking destination, too, with miles of trails to explore. Bent Creek Experimental Forest in the Pisgah National Forest is a favorite.

What is the best month to visit Asheville North Carolina? ›

The best times to visit Asheville are from March to May and September to early November, when temperatures hover between the upper 50s and the mid-70s – ideal weather for exploring the blooms in spring and the foliage in the fall.

Can you walk around with alcohol in Asheville? ›

The City of Asheville does not allow one to walk down the street with an open container of alcohol.

What salary do you need to live in Asheville? ›

The median household income in Asheville is $53,621, according to the US Census Bureau. State-wise, North Carolina is No. 39 in the country for median income at ~$56,642 per household. The overall cost of living in Asheville is higher than the national average.

Can you do anything at Biltmore for free? ›

What does a complimentary ticket include? Complimentary tickets are valid for one daytime visit and include a self-guided visit to Biltmore House (advance reservation required) and access to our gardens and grounds, Antler Hill Village & Winery, shopping, dining, outdoor activities, and more.

Where do the rich live in Asheville? ›

Downtown Asheville

With a median home price of $810,174 and a median rent of $506, Downtown Asheville is the most expensive neighborhood on our list. Based on the growth in home prices in Downtown Asheville over the last 3 years, it ranks No. 1 among all the neighborhoods in Asheville.

What percentage of Asheville is black? ›

Black or African American: 11.11% Two or more races: 2.98% Asian: 1.52%

What is the main strip in Asheville? ›

Biltmore Avenue

This is Asheville's “Main Street” in its very walkable downtown area. With local shops and an eclectic mix of dining, from casual places like Double D's Coffee & Desserts to the fancier vibes at Posana and Rhubarb.

Is Asheville expensive? ›

The cost of living in Asheville, NC is 8% higher than the state average and 4% higher than the national average. Asheville, NC housing is 11% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 6% pricier.

What is Asheville best known for? ›

The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally-owned shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

How many days should you spend in Asheville? ›

I recommend spending 2-3 days in Asheville to experience the highlights of the city and the surrounding areas. What is this? 2 days in Asheville is enough to catch a glimpse of this unique and historic city.

What is the rainiest month in Asheville NC? ›

The driest month in Asheville is October with 3.17 inches of precipitation, and with 4.59 inches March is the wettest month.

Is it better to stay in downtown Asheville or Biltmore Village? ›

Biltmore Village Is The Best Area In Asheville For Families

If history and charm are what you're after, historic Biltmore Village is where to stay in Asheville! This charming old-world-style neighborhood is only 10 minutes south of downtown and offers easy access to the famous Biltmore Estate!

What's the coldest month in Asheville North Carolina? ›

January. January is the coldest month in Asheville with an average low of 27 degrees Fahrenheit and a high of just 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

What time does Asheville stop serving alcohol? ›

Hours of Sale: Alcohol can only be sold or served Monday – Saturday between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. On Sundays, alcohol can only be sold, served and consumed after Noon. Remember, some cities and/or counties may further restrict Sunday sales.

Why do people put alcohol in brown bag? ›

In some states, there is no law in place requiring a liquor store to sell alcohol wrapped in a brown paper bag. It is thought that the practice of putting liquor in a brown paper bag was started as a way to provide the buyer with some privacy regarding their alcohol purchase.

Can passengers drink in car in North Carolina? ›

An open container of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited in the passenger area of any motor vehicle (commercial or non-commercial) located on the highway or highway right of way - even if the vehicle is parked except as listed below. If the seal on a container of alcoholic beverage has been broken, it is open.

Why do people retire in Asheville? ›

Temperate Climate

Located at an elevation of just above 2,000 feet, Asheville is the perfect place to retire if you're looking to escape winter blizzards and scorching hot summers.

Is Asheville a party town? ›

Asheville loves to party, as illustrated by the scores of great pubs, beer gardens, wine bars and upscale cocktail lounges dotting the city.

Is Asheville a party place? ›

Asheville has an eclectic and buzzing nightlife scene. The city is most famous for its beer, with more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.. However, the beer capital of the Southeast also has excellent live music venues and bars, making for fun nights out.

What is considered low income in Asheville NC? ›

Low (80%): $49,050 (family of 4), $34,350 (single person) Very low (50%): $30,650 (family of 4) , $21,500 (single person) Extremely low: $25,100 (family of 4), $12,900 (single person)

What is considered a high salary in NC? ›

$69,140 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers. $81,645 is the 90th percentile.

What is the average electric bill in Asheville NC? ›

In Asheville, NC, the average monthly electric bill for residential consumers is $155/month, which is calculated by multiplying the average monthly consumption by the average electric rate: 1,325 kWh * 12 ¢/kWh.

Is there a dress code to tour the Biltmore? ›

Biltmore Estate does not have a dress code, and most of our visitors wear casual attire. We recommend dressing for the weather and wearing layers as Biltmore House is not air conditioned nor does it get overly warm in the winter.

Are there secret rooms in Biltmore? ›

Secret Spaces in Biltmore Estate

It was designed with several concealed doors, hidden passageways, and secret rooms, which blend in seamlessly with the decor so that they are not noticeable to the untrained eye.

Can you walk around the Biltmore without paying? ›

No, you can't visit the Biltmore House or the estate grounds for free. All adults must have a ticket to enter the estate, even if you don't want to tour the house or the gardens. One possible exception is if you know a Biltmore Annual Passholder.

Who is the richest person in Asheville NC? ›

Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS. Across the globe, Forbes found what it calls a “record” 2,043 billionaires. Once again, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight has been named the richest North Carolinian by Forbes magazine.

Who is the richest family in North Carolina? ›

Richest billionaires in North Carolina
  • #6. Mark Rein. - Net worth: $1.1 billion (#2,394 wealthiest in the world) ...
  • #5. Sergei Makhlai. ...
  • #4. Dennis Gillings. ...
  • #3. John Sall. ...
  • #2. James Goodnight. ...
  • #1. Tim Sweeney. ...
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Why is everyone moving to Asheville? ›

Climate haven: More people moving to Asheville to escape more severe climate change impact. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — When it comes to climate, the mountains have always been an attractive place to live. Now -- even more so -- as climate change makes severe weather events even worse elsewhere.

What is the whitest county in North Carolina? ›

North Carolina White Population Percentage by County
CountyValue
Mecklenburg57.5
Mitchell96.3
Montgomery76.5
Moore83.1
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What city in North Carolina has the most Black people? ›

Per North Carolina, 21.1% of its total population is Black or African American. Based on its research, RoadSnacks reports that Wadesboro - population 5, 305- had the highest percentage of citizens identifying as African American in the state of North Carolina for 2021, at 72.05%.

What city has the most Black? ›

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CityStateBlack population
BirminghamAlabama140,156
Miami GardensFlorida74,761
MemphisTennessee401,033
MontgomeryAlabama124,187
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What food is Asheville North Carolina known for? ›

Asheville has long been known for its vegetarian and green scene, and perhaps few places are better than Plant for trying vegetables and fruits. Plant is vegan, 90 percent organic, often local and mostly gluten-free, with almost everything made from scratch (without an animal product in the house).

Is Asheville known for any food? ›

Cornbread and beans. Country ham and wild ramps. Apple butter and sorghum. The humble cuisine of the Mountain South offers spoonfuls of heart, soul—and flavor.

What is the safest part of Asheville? ›

Safest Asheville neighborhoods
  • Riceville.
  • Azalea / Sherwood Forest.
  • Old Leicester Hwy / Lees Creek Rd.
  • Sand Hill / Venable.
  • Enka Village / Bent Creek.
  • Lake View Park.
  • Stoney Knob.
  • Ballantree / Givens Estates.

How white is Asheville? ›

Table
Population
Persons 65 years and over, percent 18.9%
Female persons, percent 52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent 82.6%
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Is Biltmore really worth it? ›

The plethora of the things to do at Biltmore 100% makes your ticket price worth it: the history, property tours, eating, special exhibits, hiking, and wine-ing. Biltmore ticket prices typically start around $76 when purchased in advance online and go up from there. Prices vary by date and season.

Is Boone better than Asheville? ›

Boone is a smaller town - dominated by the university. Asheville is larger and has more "city" amenities. Both have lovely views, but the mountains around Asheville are a little more gentle.

What is romantic Asheville? ›

RomanticAsheville.com's mission is to serve as a trusted resource for insider information and tips on Western North Carolina for visitors and locals alike. We highlight and promote area destinations, attractions, and resources to celebrate and preserve the region's natural and cultural beauty.

Is Asheville a good place to love? ›

Residents love Asheville for its proximity to the great outdoors, with rivers, hiking, and camping within easy reach in the nearby Appalachians. Asheville is a mountain biking destination, too, with miles of trails to explore. Bent Creek Experimental Forest in the Pisgah National Forest is a favorite.

How do I spend a day in Asheville NC? ›

These are the top sights and things to do during your one day in Asheville.
  1. Explore everything Biltmore has to offer. ...
  2. Head downtown for lunch. ...
  3. Visit Basilica of St. ...
  4. Go to Asheville Pinball Museum. ...
  5. See Lexington Glassworks. ...
  6. Walk along the River Arts District. ...
  7. Blue Ridge Parkway. ...
  8. Pisgah National Forest.
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Can you spend a whole day at Biltmore? ›

Find Your Perfect Trip

With so much to experience and discover, count on spending at least one full day on the estate. To enjoy even more of what Biltmore has to offer, consider a two-day visit that includes an overnight stay at one of our splendid estate properties.

How long does it take to walk around Biltmore? ›

Two days are recommended because there is so much to see and do on our 8,000-acre estate: the house, gardens, Winery, working farm, and a variety of outdoor activities, shops, and exceptional dining options.

What is downtown Asheville known for? ›

About the Heart of Downtown Asheville

Asheville is the commercial hub of Western North Carolina and is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Pisgah National Forest. Downtown Asheville has a funky, bohemian vibe showcased in its local selection of shops, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and street performers.

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Is Asheville NC a party town? ›

Asheville loves to party, as illustrated by the scores of great pubs, beer gardens, wine bars and upscale cocktail lounges dotting the city.

Is Asheville NC a hippy town? ›

If you've been to Asheville, you get it. Flanked by the mountains and filled with a community of hippies and hipsters, this North Carolina town is all about culture, local food, art, yoga, music, nature, and beer -- the good stuff in life.

Is Asheville a party place? ›

Asheville has an eclectic and buzzing nightlife scene. The city is most famous for its beer, with more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S.. However, the beer capital of the Southeast also has excellent live music venues and bars, making for fun nights out.

Is it worth visiting Asheville NC? ›

If you're looking for a small-town feel with amazing food, beautiful views and natural wonders all around, then you must visit Asheville! Before we called this picturesque town 'home', Asheville was our favorite mountain destination.

What is the main strip in Asheville? ›

Biltmore Avenue

This is Asheville's “Main Street” in its very walkable downtown area. With local shops and an eclectic mix of dining, from casual places like Double D's Coffee & Desserts to the fancier vibes at Posana and Rhubarb.

What salary do you need to live in Asheville? ›

The median household income in Asheville is $53,621, according to the US Census Bureau. State-wise, North Carolina is No. 39 in the country for median income at ~$56,642 per household. The overall cost of living in Asheville is higher than the national average.

What is the nicest area of Asheville? ›

The best areas within Asheville for first-timers are the neighborhoods of Downtown, Biltmore, Historic Montford, River Arts District, West Asheville, Black Mountain, and Lake Lure.

What is Asheville best known for? ›

The city's rich architectural legacy with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical styles is the perfect retro-urban backdrop to the edgy energy that emanates from the locally-owned shops and art galleries, distinctive restaurants and exciting entertainment venues.

Is Asheville expensive? ›

The cost of living in Asheville, NC is 8% higher than the state average and 4% higher than the national average. Asheville, NC housing is 11% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 6% pricier.

Is Boone better than Asheville? ›

Boone is a smaller town - dominated by the university. Asheville is larger and has more "city" amenities. Both have lovely views, but the mountains around Asheville are a little more gentle.

What percent of Asheville is white? ›

Table
Population
Persons 65 years and over, percent 18.9%
Female persons, percent 52.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent 82.6%
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What food is Asheville North Carolina known for? ›

Asheville has long been known for its vegetarian and green scene, and perhaps few places are better than Plant for trying vegetables and fruits. Plant is vegan, 90 percent organic, often local and mostly gluten-free, with almost everything made from scratch (without an animal product in the house).

How many days should you spend in Asheville? ›

I recommend spending 2-3 days in Asheville to experience the highlights of the city and the surrounding areas. What is this? 2 days in Asheville is enough to catch a glimpse of this unique and historic city.

Is it better to stay in downtown Asheville or Biltmore Village? ›

Biltmore Village Is The Best Area In Asheville For Families

If history and charm are what you're after, historic Biltmore Village is where to stay in Asheville! This charming old-world-style neighborhood is only 10 minutes south of downtown and offers easy access to the famous Biltmore Estate!

Is it safe to go to downtown Asheville? ›

Downtown Asheville is a safe place to visit, and residents and tourists alike frequent the many restaurants, pubs, and shops that downtown has to offer.

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