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Asheville Living & Lifestyle

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Is moving to and living in Asheville, NC right for you? See why we moved to Asheville, what neighborhoods we recommend, the cost of living, and the pros and cons of WNC living.
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Uncover the best Asheville neighborhoods for living in as well as for having fun. We’ll talk about things to do in each neighborhood along with the perks of living there — including gorgeous homes.

Local Asheville Reading Lists

I always love reading about a destination before I visit. Asheville is especially unique because the city is home to as well as produces an abundance of authors, writers, and poets. I’d like to think that the gorgeous mountains spark all of this inspiration.

Along with the Vanderbilts came Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Thomas Wolfe was an infamous and gossipy resident, and you can still visit his mother’s boarding home today. Authors like Jan Karon created her Mitford series based on Blowing Rock, and historian Denise Kiernan teaches us more about Biltmore.

Let’s not forget all of the Appalachian literature and books set in North Carolina that will inspire your travels. Don’t miss authors like Lee Smith and Ron Rash.

Check out these posts for Asheville living via books.

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Explore some of the best books set in Asheville, including books that take place at Biltmore — fiction and nonfiction included.

Asheville authors writers and poets blog post cover with book covers for Serena by Ron Rash, Garden of Spells Sarah Addison Allen, Murder in Rat Alley by Mark de Castrique, The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan, Serafina and The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty, and Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe

These are just a few of the local authors and their books that add to Asheville’s literary canon.

Books About And Set In North Carolina Reading List blog post cover with book covers for Look Homeward Angel, Where The Crawdads Sing, The Last Castle, Serafina and the Black Cloak, The Girl From Widow Hills, At Home in Mitford, and Big Lies Small Town
Don’t forget to read more about NC with our books about North Carolina reading list. Uncover historical fiction, fantasy, and mystery here.