Best Places to Live

Asheville, NC

Population: 86,789
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The largest city in western North Carolina is Asheville, a scenic community with the Blue Ridge Mountains lining its perimeter. Many higher education campuses serve students, and transportation assets include three interstates and Asheville Regional Airport. There are attractions like microbreweries, independent restaurants, live music venues and outdoor recreation, and this is the fourth time that Asheville has appeared on the Best Cities to Live list.

Here are more reasons why Asheville is a Top 100 Place to Live.

Asheville, NC Ranking Data

Civic
64
Demographics
69
Economy
56
Education
60
Health
63
Housing
46
Infrastructure
43