Why Do I Love Western NC?

Occasionally clients ask me “Why do you love this area so much?”  First of all, I think these mountains are in my soul.  My mother and father were born in the mountains of Virginia, along the New River, just across the NC line, as were many generations of my family before.  I enjoy hiking, observing nature, fly fishing, photography and riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I also like to eat.  Asheville has many wonderful restaurants, with almost all ethnic varieties represented.  Asheville also has over 40 regional and national breweries that offer an endless variety of beers.  Asheville has been named “Beer City USA”.  Asheville also has a shortage of homes in the area, and home prices have risen considerably.  Living in Haywood County provides lower home prices than Asheville, and less taxes than Asheville, while still being close enough to Asheville to enjoy what Asheville offers.  My wife and I went to a Lyle Lovett concert under the stars at Biltmore House just last weekend.

Enough of my rambling.  Here in Haywood County we have 4 roads that access the Blue Ridge Parkway.  We have 2 National Wilderness Areas (Shining Rock and Middle Prong).  We have Pisgah National Forest and the Smoky Mountains National Park.  In winter we have the Cataloochee Ski Area.  We are only a short, beautiful drive from Asheville, or from Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee.  Waynesville is a very vibrant and active small town with numerous restaurants and craft breweries.  We have an award-winning regional theater, the Haywood Arts Regional Theater (HART).  Haywood County also has four 18 hole golf courses, and one 27 hole golf course.

I could keep going on about why I love this area.   Come on up and see for yourself!