Local Resources

The local scoop & links

Take a look at some of the great things the Asheville and Brevard areas have to offer. These resources are designed to help you move and get settled, and to acquaint you with the area after your move.

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Area Information

Asheville Visitor Guide

Asheville Airport – Information on our small airport which is serviced by Delta, US Air and other major airlines. Flying in/out of here is very relaxing. They even have rocking chairs in the waiting areas.

Asheville Citizens Times – This is the major daily newspaper in the area.

Asheville Crime information – This site gives you crime statistics by neighborhood.

Asheville Demographics Info – Lots of information compiled here by the Economic Development Coalition

Asheville Local Information – research local area info, stats, and events

City of Asheville Services – Information on the city of Asheville’s services

Information by zip code – A neat site that gives you demographic type information by zip code. It also allows you to compare zip codes.

Montford news and information – News and information site of the Montford Community Association for Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood.

National Sex Offender List – I wish we did not require sites like this, but we do need to protect our children.

Weaverville information – This is a website dedicated to information on Weaverville, a town within 10 minutes of Asheville located off of I26N. http://www.weaverville.com/

City of Brevard – Information on Brevard from the city government.

Walkscore – find out how well an area scores on walkability to stores/restaurants and various amenities.

 Schools

School report card

State dept. of education – school reports, statistics, demographics….

Asheville Schools – Information on Asheville City Schools

Buncombe County schools – Here you will information on all schools in Buncombe County/Asheville. This includes public and private schools – K thru 12 and colleges.

Brevard Schools – This site covers all of Transylvania County

Henderson County Schools – Information on schools in Henderson County

Relocation Links

Cost of Living Calculator – Compare the cost of living in Asheville with your current location.

National Weather – find weather info anywhere in the US

Official City Websites – find area info websites across the world!

USPS’ Movers Guide – help for planning and executing your move

Local Weather

Average temperatures in Asheville – Here you will find the average temperatures and precipitation for Asheville by month.

Local Weather – forecasts, weather patterns, radars….We have 4 seasons and none are very severe

Snow video – This is a humorous video about a situation that could occur to anyone, but hopefully not in the Asheville area.

Maps

Mapquest – maps, driving directions, road trip planner….

Maps from official tourist site – Interactive map for what to do, where to eat, where to stay. Also maps of Western NC, Asheville area, Black Mountain, and downtown Asheville.

Places to stay

Value Place Extended Stay Hotel – This is a reasonably-priced alternative to a short term rental or a regular hotel. Minimum stay is 7 days. No pets are allowed, but they work with a pet sitting service. The hotel is located off of I40 exit 44 and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

 Travel Guide

Asheville Travel Guide – Contains information on restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, hiking, things to do. Includes information on various festivals, i.e. LAAFF, Leaf.

Brevard Travel Guide – Travel guide for Transylvania County and Brevard

Fun and Entertainment

Blue Ridge Parkway – Information on hiking and camping on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Foodtopian Society – A fun website that discusses the joy of food in Asheville.

Golf – Where you can play golf in Asheville

NC Arboreteum – The Arboretum focuses on the education, economic development, research, conservation, and garden demonstration with respect to landscape, architecture, and plant sciences.

The Biltmore estate – America’s largest house has good wine and beautiful grounds to explore.

WNC Nature Center – The WNC Nature Center is a living museum of plants and animals native to the Appalachian region.

Brevard Music Center – This internationally renowned center operates for only 5 weeks in the summer.

Fun in Brevard – This site is sponsored by Heart of Brevard which promotes downtown Brevard with various festivals and events.

The Arts

Arts of Brevard – Arts of Brevard and Transylvania County.

Asheville Arts Council – Has information on all arts including theater, dance, opera, and performances at the clubs.

River District Artists – Located in West Asheville on the banks of the French Broad river is an artist colony known as the River District.

Restaurants

Asheville eats – Asheville restaurants and bars.

Retirement

Osher Lifelong Learning Center is located on the University of North Carolina Asheville’s campus.