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Asheville Area/Madison County - 01/26/09 08:33 PM
Madison County is north of Asheville and Buncombe County. It is very rural with lots of mountains, streams and valleys. The French Broad River flows through it along with many tributaries. There are only 3 towns with just 3 zip codes in Madison County Marshall is the county seat. In town there is the courthouse, a few shops and restaurants and the river. The French Broad River runs through the middle of town and occasionally floods. On the other side of Main Street it goes straight up a mountain. Beyond the river are mountains and coves with small farms. It is (0 comments)
Where to find it in Buncombe/Asheville - 01/23/09 03:52 PM
. Ever hear the expression "That's a lot of bunk?" It seems that in 1820 there had been a long and difficult debate in Congress about the Missouri Compromise. Finally the vote was called, but Congressman Felix Walker, whose district included Buncombe County, stood and stated that he had to speak for his constituents - he needed to speak for Buncombe - whereupon he proceeded to ramble on while the others waited impatiently. Later one Congressman said to another, "That wasn't for Buncombe that was Buncombe." It was soon shortened to "bunkum" and then to "bunk" meaning meaningless words. This is (0 comments)
Where are all those towns in Western North Carolina? - 01/21/09 02:45 PM
If you are interested in real estate in Western North Carolina, and if you don't live here, you probably want to know "How far is Black Mountain?""Where is Woodfin - it isn't on the map". The MLS I belong to is the North Carolina Mountains MLS and covers 5 counties with stray listings from several other counties. It can be confusing to know where the listing is located in reference to Asheville or Hendersonville. Here are the 5 counties covered and the "major" towns in each county. Buncombe County Asheville, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Arden, Candler, Fairview Henderson County Hendersonville, Fletcher, (0 comments)
Local Restaurants - 01/20/09 07:59 AM
Asheville is blessed with many local restaurants in case you are tired of the chains. They have delightful names such as the Flying Frog Cafe, Tupelo Honey, Mamacitas, Laughing Seed and Bouchon. Every type of cuisine is available with a warm welcome in most places to vegetarians. Check out these and many more at this Independent Restuarant website. Of course there are many chain restuarants available too. You will never lack for good food in Asheville Eunice PearsonCENTURY 21 Mountain Lifestyleswww.ashevillehome.com (2 comments)
Welcome to the Asheville Area - 01/20/09 06:59 AM
Welcome to the Asheville Area which includes Hendersonville and numerous small, nearby towns. People often ask me, Where is Fairview? What is the Asheville community like? Is everybody in Hendersonville retired? This blog is designed to acquaint you with the many communities in this area and to answer some of those questions. If you have questions, please post them and I will find an answer for you. If you live in this area and have suggestions and comments, please post them. Asheville is an old/new city with a traditional/modern, green/tourist mecca of mixture. In the center of the city old buildings (5 comments)
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