The history of Asheville, as a town, begins in 1784. Asheville, with a population of approximately 2,500 by 1861, remained relatively untouched by the Civil War, but contributed a number of companies to the Confederate States Army, and a substantially smaller number of soldiers to the Union. Asheville pops up on national rankings for a variety of things: Modern Maturity named it one of "The 50 Most Alive Places To Be," American Style magazine called it one of "America's Top 25 Arts Destinations Self magazine labeled it the "Happiest City for Women," it is one of AARP Magazine's "Best Places to Reinvent Your Life
Thousands of visitors choose Asheville annually to tour the famous Biltmore Historic Home site, originally home to the Vanderbilts. Asheville is located in the mountains of western North Carolina and is well known to hikers who trek the Appalachian Trail. It offers many cultural activities, a symphony, a university and is the Center for Creative Retirement.
Look for special offers in various areas of Asheville, along with online deals that you can use at home.
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