Nanette, I use to live in Biltmore Lake. There are nice families there. However, many seem to be more interested in keeping up with the Jones's. There are many properties there because of many families that moved in with variable rate loans that could not afford the new payment and rate. Or they have been relocated with their job. Or they have been laid off and had to let the house go into foreclosure. You will find many foreclosures there. Make sure you get a great deal if you do buy there. We bought our home for 350K and at the time it appraised for 380, a year before we moved we had it reapprasied for 430, today I can't even sell it for 300. I am stuck.
There are many rentals in the area including Blltmore Lake to see if you like the area. You can rent a house there for 2000 to 2900 per month. That will give you a chance to make your own decision.
you will love living in Asheville.