ideal-LIVING.com ideal-LIVING • fall 2015
ideal towns >>> asheville, nc
Famous for the stunning beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the grand Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC, is also known for its edgy, artistic energy and its burgeoning culinary scene.
This thriving mountain city has an irresistible eclectic downtown
with more than 30 art galleries, a rich architectural legacy and an
abundance of outdoor adventures readily available.
For those who love the outdoors, there are endless natural wonders
to explore. Three rivers—French Broad, Nantahala and Nolichucky—
Of course you’ll want to experience the Gilded Age opulence
of the magnificent 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. Built in the late
19th-century by George Washington Vanderbilt II, the 250-room
mansion is the largest private residence in the country. The estate
features gorgeous manicured gardens, woodlands and an
For those who love
the outdoors, there
are endless natural
wonders to explore.
Eclectic Artists and
by Nancy Gross