Asheville, NC : What you need to know

Asheville is home to the world’s only Foodtopian Society, evident in its many independent restaurants, breweries and farmers markets. Residents and tourists also enjoy the vibrant music and arts scene, festivals year round, plus a multitude of high-adventure outdoor activities throughout its beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains environment. With top-notch health care  and attractions such as Biltmore, it's easy to see why Livability named Asheville as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Asheville also home to several colleges and universities.  


  • Asheville is Family Friendly

    Asheville means fun for every member of the family.  Slip and slide at Pisgah National Forest’s famous Sliding Rock, and get wet at Pack Square Park’s Splasheville! 

     

  • Chocolate Lover's Dream

    In addition to 50 restaurants with amazing desserts, downtown Asheville offers fine, handmade local chocolates at places such as French Broad Chocolate Lounge and The Chocolate Fetish 

  • Asheville's Blue Ridge Parkway

    The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, considered the nation’s most scenic highway, runs through Asheville and enters the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Asheville's The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club

    Whether it’s a sold-out Bob Dylan show, a rock opera or an up-and-coming local band, The Orange Peel Social Aid & Pleasure Club is a must-see in Asheville, NC

  • Asheville's Minor League Baseball Team

    McCormick Field is the longtime home of the Asheville Tourists, the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. 

Asheville, NC City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 86789
Latest Population Increase 99.53
Median age 37.6
Median Household Income $43334
Median Home Price $199800
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Asheville, NC Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 46.5%
  Population Women 53.5%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.2
In Asheville

 
166% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Asheville

Median Population

Median age 37.6
Age 18 Over 80.9
Age 21 Over 77.3
Age 62 Over 19.9
Age 65 Over 16.5

Race

  Ethnicity White 82.1%
  Ethnicity Black 12.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 0.8%

Economics

  Median Household Income 43334
  Median Home Price 199800
  Homes Owned 49.3
  Homes Rent 50.7
  Median Property Rent 866

The mountains and the changing seasons make this one of the most beautiful areas on earth. That’s probably why the restaurants here are so good. Great scenery, great attitude, great food.
Kevin Schwartz, resident

Language

  English Only 90
  English Other 10
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 17.7 MINUTES
in Asheville

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Asheville

Commute Types

  Walked 4.8
  Worked at Home 8.4
  Public Transportation 1.3
  Other Means 1.3
  Drove Alone 76.3
  Carpooled 7.8

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WALK SCORE
for Asheville