Asheville Apartments for Rent
Sheltered by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville has inspired imagination and awe since it was a humble outpost in the late 1700s. In hills that echo history and legend, Asheville grew into a popular mountain retreat in the late 1800s. One of the men drawn by its beauty, George W. Vanderbilt, purchased 120,000 acres in the late 1880s to build the Biltmore Estate. This stunning landmark is a favorite among residents and visitors for its amazing house, gardens, and exciting festivals and events, including the Festival of Flowers.
Downtown Asheville is an elegant step back in time. From the Great Depression through the 1980s, growth in Asheville was slow, so most of the downtown buildings remained untouched. Because they have not been altered, downtown Asheville has one of the best collections of Art Deco architecture in the country. Go window-shopping here and it is easy to imagine life in the roaring 20s.
Art and beauty are a part of life in Asheville, from the architecture to the landscape. The Blue Ridge Parkway is perfect for a picturesque afternoon drive, and for the more adventurous, white-water rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, horseback riding, and skiing are all favorite pastimes. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the US, offers scenic overlooks, waterfalls, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing.