About Asheville, NC
Asheville School is located in the beautiful city of Asheville, N.C. (population 85,000). Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and is an important regional center for health care and tourism. Downtown Asheville offers a small-town atmosphere with the amenities of a big city such as theater, museums, restaurants and shopping. Just a short drive from our campus is the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The surrounding mountains offer numerous activities from mountain-biking and hiking in the summer to ice-climbing and skiing in the winter.
Ranked first among the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Relocate America, Asheville is full of historical sites, museums, antique shops and diverse restaurants.
The Biltmore Estate, America's largest residence, is an attraction you will not want to miss. The 250-room French Renaissance chateau was built by George Vanderbilt and opened to family and friends in 1895. The 8,000-acre estate offers beautiful gardens, restaurants and a winery. Fine gift shops, galleries and restaurants can also be found in nearby Biltmore Village.
The Grove Park Inn is a great place to visit whether you are spending the night, having dinner or just sightseeing. The resort opened in 1913 on Sunset Mountain which overlooks the skyline of downtown Asheville with the Blue Ridge Mountains behind. The Grove Park features a five-star restaurant, golf course, spa, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, banquet rooms, shops, and an antique car museum.
Asheville is a great place to visit no matter what the season. Summer brings crafts shows and festivals. The mountains come alive with color in the autumn months. Cozy fires, holiday lights and snow on the mountain tops all announce the arrival of winter, and the wildflowers, budding trees and warm weather make the perfect backdrop for a spring hike or picnic along the Parkway.
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