There is nothing like the relaxed atmosphere among the locals of the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina. The people are as laid back as they come and the small town prides itself on being anti-corporate and full of liberal ideas. Asheville inhabits the true definition of modern bohemian culture. Its unique, artsy shops, individually owned coffee houses, wide variety of live music and frequent views of locals sitting in on an afternoon drum circle on the cities streets are all aspects that make this town truly a breath of fresh air for those who feel constricted by the restraints of "normal" society. If this is sounds like your cup of tea, then welcome, you've made it home!
Asheville has been rated one of the 50 most alive places to live, one of the top 25 arts destinations, the happiest city for women, one of the best places to reinvent yourself, the most vegetarian-friendly small city in America, and last, but not least, the new freak capital of the USA by various big-name magazines and newspapers throughout the country. The liberal people of Asheville give it color and uniqueness among all other cities in America. Those who live for the uniconventional would find Asheville to be a happy home.
The city itself is known best for the Biltmore Estate which is the largest home in America. This sight attracts thousands of visitors a year, offering them a chance to see how the Vanderbilt family lived on the 8,000 acre home.
The city also offers a wide variety of Art Deco homes and buildings for those interested in architecture. The mountains offer a wide variety of outdoor activities for those who enjoy nature and all its beauty.