Wecan Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Set between the French Broad River and Aston Park, Wecan is a growing neighborhood that exemplifies the culture, art, and community spirit of Asheville. Wecan is short for West End/Clingman Avenue Neighborhoods, two adjacent communities that have worked together to form a cohesive neighborhood. New initiatives have brought public art, an annual festival, and regular community news publications to Wecan.
The comfortable houses in Wecan are built along winding streets that are typical of Asheville and reflect its mountain setting. The neighborhood is in ZIP code 28801, and it is bordered by Lyman Street on the south, the French Broad River on the west, Patton Avenue on the north, and Clingman Avenue on the east. Sidewalks line some of the streets, making Wecan—like neighboring downtown Asheville—very walkable.
Downtown Asheville is known for its music scene, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and eclectic, natural culture. When the weather permits, people of all ages gather downtown for impromptu drum circles, dancing and playing drums for hours. Others enjoy downtown’s specialty shops, which range from a custom sandal maker to mountain crafts.
Hiking trails, picnic areas, and camp sites are all around the city in the Blue Ridge Mountains. People flock to Asheville in the fall to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and view the vibrant autumn leabes change. The ascent up Mt. Mitchell is one of the area’s most popular trails, which ends with an observation deck and a stunning view.
The Biltmore Estate in south Asheville is the restored home of the Vanderbilt family, once the largest private home in the United States. It’s now open for tours, and the grounds also feature beautiful rose gardens, hiking trails, and a winery.