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The Princeton Review recently released its 2008 survey of Best Value in Public Colleges with the University of North Carolina Asheville(UNCA) being rated as number three in the country out of 650 colleges and universities. Two Best Values lists are presented, one for Public Colleges and the other for private institutions. UNCA is the only North Carolina college or university to be rated on the public list. The Review praises UNC Asheville's growing national academic reputation, noting that the University "offers the quality education of a private school at a public school price." It also favorably notes the University's numerous academic options, (3 comments)
Finishing up our mini tour of Haywood Street, the east side of Haywood has two art galleries, The Aerial Gallery and a branch of the Fine Arts League of Asheville although their main office is a block over on Rankin Ave. The eclectic mix of stores, shops, and eateries also includes the Beirgarden ( wide variety of beers, many local as you may have surmised by the name), a Flower Gallery, a Soup and Sandwich eatery inside the Haywood Park Hotel , the True Blue Art Supply Store voted Best Arts Supply Store in Asheville two years running , and the store that is (1 comments)
Downtown Asheville - Haywood Street - 04/22/07 10:23 PM
I thought I would start my tour of downtown Asheville on the street I first used when entering Downtown Asheville and that would be Haywood Street. The first thing I saw that comes into view is the Basilica of St. Lawrence a building with great architecture and a rich history. Right across the way from St. Lawrence's is the Asheville Civic Center and the Pack Memorial Library. Just a little way down Haywood on the same side of the street is the Malaprops Cafe/Bookstore . a favorite local poet Keith Flynn was giving a reading this afternoon out of his new book "The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz & Memory: How to Make (7 comments)
Different Perspectives on Buying A Green Home - The Mountains or The City - 04/22/07 08:01 PM
I have an out of town couple who are thinking about buying as much acreage as they can and putting a simple green home up with a small footprint. They will be stewards for the property as long as they live there and are considering utilizing a conservation easement to preserve the property in perpetuity. The other day though Terri (the wife) told me she had been talking with a green architect and that he told her that if she were in sync with being Green she would buy or build something close to town like green condo with easy access (3 comments)
Downtown Asheville Condo Market , April 2007 - 04/20/07 10:02 AM
The condo market in downtown Asheville right now is in high demand with 4 closings and 18 units pending in the past 4 months. Depending on the location of the building and its amenities the current price ranges from $200 - $300 a square foot . Here are some units and their prices as of April 20th. $149,000 - 582 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit - Within a Mile of Downtown $253,000 - 1190 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit - Within a Mile of Downtown $320,000 - 1244 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit - Within a Mile of (0 comments)
The single most important driving force in the Asheville, North Carolina Market today is this: How many minutes from downtown Asheville do you want to live? The answer to this question usually influences many other decisions that buyers will make about purchasing a home or land since proximity to downtown goes hand in hand with prices. What, thendraws so many to our downtown area? I know there are plenty of answers to that question so I will just list some of my reasons why I thoroughly enjoy a visit to downtown. First is the walkability of the area. There are at great (1 comments)
I am currently involved in working with an investor who is looking to develop some property close to Asheville, North Carolina. The property can range anywhere from 3 -30 acres with frontage on a major highway, three quarters a mile away from Interstate 40, and a half mile away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Downtown Asheville is about 10 minutes away with the Biltmore Estates approximately the same distance. The state raod that it is on has also ben designated a scenic byway by the state of North Carolina. The property is somewhat rolling close to the state road, getting steeper (11 comments)
This May 11th -13th will be the semi-annual LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) Festival in Black Mountain. This event blends art, music and dance with a multi-cultural flavor that makes it one of the most popular festivals in the Asheville area. There is also a strong focus on engaging youth in the creative process so many events and demonstrations are planned with them in mind. There is an unbelievable variety of performers and musicians scheduled to play at LEAF this year. And along with music there are handcraft and folk art displays, healing arts presentations, dancing, and poetry readings. If you (2 comments)
One of my recent closings had an unusual twist right at the end. I should have suspected that this deal would take some twists and turns when our home inspector found a code violation that was three owners old (but that's for another blog). Anyway, the seller of this Asheville multi-family property had moved to Florida and was going to leave just about everything in and outside the dwelling, including a nice stone patio set. As my buyers walled through the property I told them to examine any personal property items they wished to be included in the offer to purchase. (6 comments)
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