Best Places to Live

Asheville, NC

Population: 86,789
LIV
SCORE
594
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With a laid-back vibe, dense collection of artists and renowned restaurants, Asheville provides residents with an eclectic setting that is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. With one of the country’s most respected collections of microbreweries (and the title of Beer City, USA) Asheville draws thousands of tourists. The city’s high-achieving school system and strong health-care network have made it a repeat city on our Top 100 Best Places to Live.

Asheville, NC Ranking Data

Civic
55
Demographics
68
Economy
44
Education
67
Health
69
Housing
56
Infrastructure
57