Asheville, North Carolina Named Top Place to Visit in 2015 by Frommer's

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Asheville North Carolina

Top Places to Visit in 2015

The first day of the New Year has passed and one of the best places to live in North Carolina is already off to a good start. The growing community of Asheville, North Carolina was just named as one of the ‘Top Places to Visit in 2015’ from Frommer’s. With its convenient location near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville University in the heart of the town, it’s no surprise that Asheville is attracting retirees and families from near and far.

Knows for its keen eye for pinpointing fabulous destinations, Frommer’s has been a popular publication for adventurers and vacationers since 1957. Now, the go-to guidebook has set its sights on Asheville for its hip art-culture, variety of outdoor activities and flawless mountain scenery. Don’t forget the wide-array of educational programs and enlightening activities at Asheville University. The farmer’s market and seasonal festivities located near the Blue Ridge Parkway attract plenty of folks to the area on a regular basis, as well!

Frommer’s dubbed Asheville as ‘The Austin of the East’ thanks to the community’s bohemian vibe and artistic influence. The independent bookstores and restaurant after restaurant of authentic southern cuisine charmed the writer of the publication; more folks will be just as smitten when they take the time to explore Asheville, too. The colorful social scene is wonderful, but residents of the community will truly know why Asheville is one of the best places to live in North Carolina.

Downtown residents get the best of both worlds. Folks living in the community near downtown are immersed in the social atmosphere and enjoy luxury living at its finest. Here are some of Real Estate Scorecard's favorite communities close to the heart of downtown Asheville:

The Ramble Biltmore Forest is a gem within the downtown excitement. Four community parks can be found within the property along with the Living Well Fitness Center and hiking trail system. Property owners alike have rated this gated community as one of the closest in proximity to places of interest. Stay just as active in the saline swimming pool as the social scene when living at the Ramble Biltmore Forest.

For scenic views and an easy commute to downtown, Biltmore Lake fits the bill. This 1,300-acre community rests along a 62-acre private lake and offers plenty of outdoor activities for nature lovers. Kayak, canoe or take a long walk on the scenic trails. The tennis and ball courts are just a few of the high-quality amenities that are wowing the current residents. Property owners rave about luxury amenities, and the stunning view of The Smokies every day does not hurt either.

SouthCliff is just a short drive from downtown. In ten minutes residents can enjoy a day in the downtown shops, cafes and festivals and then retreat to their comfortable home in the mountains. SouthCliff offers six miles of walking trails, five community parks and 24-hour manned gated entrance. This 400-acre community is applauded for its curb appeal and maintenance. For simplicity and luxury combined, SouthCliff is one of the best neighborhoods in Asheville, NC.

Luxury living is defined as Reynolds Mountain. Folks living in this community enjoy first-class amenities like the Urban Village located near the bottom of the mountain and Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast. The homes are just as breath-taking as the ‘to-die-for’ Smoky Mountain views. The community park and 30-acres of preserved green space make this place a little heaven on earth for Reynolds Mountain residents.

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove is a perfect option for the golfing enthusiasts of the family. Complete with a 18-hole Championship golf course, outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool and 18,000 sq. ft. Wellness & Fitness Center, this place is a hole in one for folks seeking prime real estate in Asheville. Residents tip their hats to the developer’s creativity. With all the top-of-the-line amenities, and quick drive downtown, there is no reason to not to relocate to this gated community.

The median home prices have increased 8% over last year. The double edge sword – as the Asheville Bureau of Tourism continues to infuse millions of dollars into its marketing campaigns, it’s reasonable to think homes price will continue to climb. Consumer confidence is also at the highest level in 5 years as Baby Boomers have been waiting to sell their homes at higher prices. The smart money angle – mortgage rates are still hovering around 4% making a smart time to find a dream home in Western North Carolina. 2015 may turn out to be the ‘real’ turning point in the real estate market. Call Sean McLaughlin direct of Mountain Oak Properties at 248.470.4009 to explore homes for sale in Asheville.

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