At Home in Asheville:
The Paris of the Southeast
Whether you’re seeking beautiful mountain scenery, contemporary art galleries, fine organic with 250 rooms and attracts over a million visitors each year. Biltmore Village, located at the entrance
cuisine, outdoor adventures or a romantic getaway, to the famous estate, showcases unique architectural
you’ll find them in Asheville. Nestled in the Blue Ridge features that are only found in the Asheville area. Other
Mountains, Asheville, NC is often called ‘the Paris of notable architecture in Asheville includes the Art Deco
the Southeast,’ and has long been a favorite vacation city hall and other unique buildings in the downtown
destination for romantic getaways. With its friendly area such as the Battery Park Hotel, the Neo-Gothic
people and eclectic mix of things to do, Asheville is a Jackson Building, Grove Arcade and the Basilica of
great place to live and to visit. The city’s rich architec- St. Lawrence.
tural legacy, with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and
Asheville prides itself on its fascinating Appalachian
Neoclassical styles, is the perfect backdrop to locally- past and celebrates this culture with annual events. One
owned shops and galleries, distinctive restaurants and of the most popular events is ‘Shindig on the Green,’
which happens Saturday nights during July and August.
The Shindig features local bluegrass bands and dance
teams on stage, and informal jam sessions under the
Asheville’s historic and architecturally diverse down- trees surrounding the County Courthouse. Another
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town remains beautifully preserved. The city is known popular event is ‘Downtown After 5,’ a monthly concert
for the lavish Biltmore Estate, the largest privately series held from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. that hosts popular
owned home in America, which sprawls over four acres touring musical acts as well as local acts.