Asheville, NC - Downtown is Lively!

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Kaid Benfield, who is the Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, grew up right here in Asheville, NC! I am a big fan of his and of his Asheville roots. In fact, he talks about Asheville frequently as per: Is the 'traditional' downtown a thing of the past? Is that OK?


I particularly like what he says about Asheville’s downtown in his latest post


Asheville Downtown


“…  the lively, compact and walkable downtown of Asheville, where I grew up, has enjoyed a wonderful revival, as I wrote some time back.  Most of the wonderful old art deco buildings are still there, but repurposed.  The restaurant and bar scene is great, as are the galleries and high-end craft shops.  There are new residential buildings downtown, which I find very encouraging, though I'm told they are very expensive to buy into.  There’s still a first-rate independent bookstore.”

Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment –and is the  Special Counsel for Urban Solutions, Washington, DC. I’ve pre-ordered his forthcoming book, People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities, and, having had a long-time interest in sustainable excellence, subscribe to Kaid’s blog.  


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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi Narrin Team,

I think that downtowns in most urban areas are seeing a revival, and I am delighted with that, and also in small town.  A

Dec 19, 2013 03:30 AM #1
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

janeAnne, it's wonderful n when historic downtown areas are still alive and thriving.  Too many old "main streets" have literally fallen by the wayside.

Dec 19, 2013 09:31 AM #2
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


We are seeing revival in a number of communities that have a downtown, and city planners are taking positive steps to revitalize and improve. So nice to see given what's happened in the economy in the last 7 years.


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