Asheville is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Originally part of the Cherokee Nation, the area that now encompasses Asheville was occupied by white settlers in 1784 and the town was incorporated in 1797, making it one of the oldest cities in the Appalachian region. With plenty of historic architecture, a thriving arts and music scene and a growing culinary scene, Asheville has something for every type of traveller. With a bustling downtown area packed with art galleries, live music, buskers and restaurants, it has an urban core to rival any city center. The natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor adventures that the mountains provide are even more impressive. The Blue Ridge mountains are known for their scenic views, winding hiking trails and large population of deer, bears and turkeys, and Asheville is the perfect starting point to begin exploring the wonders of Appalachia!
Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains
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