Moving to Asheville, NC - The Paris of the South
Thinking of moving to Asheville, NC? It is a beautiful city situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and east and the Great Smoky Mountains to the west and is at the junction of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers. The best way to travel to Asheville is by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway where the scenery is so magnificent. The Blue Ridge is a mountain group which is part of the Appalachian Mountains and is said to be the most popular road on the United States National Park System’s list even though it is not a National Park but a National Scenic Byway.
Things you should know if you’re moving to Asheville
As of the 2010 census, the city’s population is 83,393 – just the right size for larger city amenities without the hustle and bustle. Located in Buncombe County, its biggest employers are Mission Health System, Buncombe County School System, Ingles (Retail Grocery), The Biltmore Company, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
Quick Facts about Asheville, NC
- McCormick Field is home to the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball team, but was also a setting in the popular film "Bull Durham".
- Asheville High School was ranked one of the Top 100 High Schools in the United States by Newsweek. That's pretty impressive if you're moving to Asheville with kids!
- Whitewater rafting and hot-air balloon rides are two of the favorite (yet less traditional) outdoor activities associated with the Asheville area.
- Looking for employment? Asheville ranks #21 on the nationwide "Best Places for Business and Careers" Forbes list.
Asheville’s climate is ideal! Temperatures range from average highs of 85 F to lows averaging 36 F. Snowfall would be considered light with a yearly amount of only 13 inches. Most precipitation occurs in August which is also the hottest month with January being the coldest.
Things to See in Asheville
You can’t be in Asheville and not take a trip to the Biltmore House; it’s an estate like no other. Built in 1895, it is America’s largest home with four acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces. Wow, that’s big! It is a family home of George Vanderbilt’s and has been owned by family since its beginning. They welcome you to come and visit at Biltmore, but be sure to allow plenty of time to tour, two days are recommended because there is so much to see. They have the House, Gardens, Antler Hill Village & Winery, biking, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, the farm life, dining in the Stable Cafe, Deerpark Restaurant, Cedric’s Tavern, or the Bistro, and so much more! They also have twelve month passes available to buy so that you can visit them over and over! 8,000 acres of enjoyment in the mountains of Asheville, NC!
Moving to Asheville with U-Pack
How does a U-Pack move to Asheville work? U-Pack takes the cost savings of truck rental and combines it with the convenience of full service movers to provide an easy, affordable solution for self-moving. U-Pack delivers a moving trailer or moving containers to your door for you to load. We then drives to your new home in Asheville, leaving plenty of time for you to unload. And unlike most Asheville moving companies, U-Pack prices already include the fuel, taxes, and driver. It's that simple-you pack, we drive, you save! ®
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