The thing I like about Asheville is the diversity of thought and culture. Asheville is very tolerant of people who are different and has attracted people from all over. In that sense it is very urban, but still has a small town feel.
You should take a vacation here to get a feel of the area and just talk to people you bump into. My website has links to various sites for additional information under the "local scoop" tab.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance.
Deborah H. Francis, GRI, ABR, ePRO, SFR, GREEN, Fine Homes Specialist, CRS Candidate
Prudential Lifestyle Realty
7 Orchard St., Suite 101
Asheville, NC 28801
cell: 828-553-9019 email: email@example.com
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