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Tree Spaulding at GREEN TREE Realty
Wecome to Asheville, a mountain place for every kind of person.
What is a neighborhood?
The dictionary entry for neighborhood includes more than the idea of a place, although that is one facet of it's meaning: a community, district, or area, especially with regard to some shared characteristic. What I think is essential to the character of a neighborhood is the human element. The dictionary includes the ideas of neighborliness and friendly relations in the definition. There is a quality of being neighbors, of people living near one another in some kind of relationship, of sharing together in community. In this Web site we will include in our neighborhood descriptions as few a several cluster homes and as many as a town.
The neighborhoods of Asheville
Asheville is a wonder-full city in the mountains of Western North Carolina. In and around Asheville there are neighborhoods to fit every kind of person and every lifestyle. There are established neighborhoods with beautiful trees and homes with characteristic Asheville bungalow or arts-and-crafts style. There are historical neighborhoods with classic Victorian and other turn-of-the-century style homes, both private and B&B's. There are eclectic neighborhoods mixing contemporary with older styles. Green, healthy homes pepper some of the neighborhoods with solar panels and their passive solar orientation. There are golf and equestrian communities, gated communities, active-adult and retirement communities. There are lake-front, river-front and mountain neighborhoods, downtown and surrounding area lofts, condos and townhomes.
The Vision of this Web site!
People call and email us all the time wanting to move here. They've heard about Asheville and they know this is where they want to plant their roots. But, they've never been here or they've just been here once or twice. They don't know where to being looking for their perfect home.
This Web site is a place to begin the dream. It's also an act of love for Asheville - her neighborhoods and people - to present them to the world, not just as a destination, but as an example of what neighborhood can be anywhere. Wherever you are, you can create a neighborhood of acceptance and harmony, hope and love.
This Web site is in the very beginning stages and will be growing and evolving. Please return often to see where we're going and what we're doing. We hope we'll have pictures of places and people, descriptions of the neighborhoods, ideas for future planned growth, current neighborhood activities, "green" living information, and even blogs.
How we're organized
There are hundreds and hundreds of neighborhoods in and around Asheville. It would be the work of a lifetime to list them all - and by then they would have changed. So, we're just randomly picking places to include and, as you can see from the navigational buttons across the top, the neighborhoods, communities and towns are organized according to where they are located in relation to Asheville. When you go to the main pages you'll find a list of places to choose from. Click on one to see a special page created for it. We will eventually have maps to help, too. Let us know if you have any other ideas or suggestions. Keep on checking and hopefully every time you look there will be a few more new places added.
Finding your way
When I first moved here I was a bit overwhelmed with trying to find my way. I remember the Realtor driving us all over and thinking I would never be able to find my way back. I've living in places that are easier to navigate. But don't despair. Just take a map everywhere you go - oven one of the little free maps you can pick up just about everywhere. You'll soon have it figured out. We'll discuss finding your way in each section, too. There are some simple basics that are helpful to know.
Equal Housing Opportunity
We do not discriminate in any way because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
The Asheville/Buncombe County Real Estate Market
Here's a snapshop of the local real estate market as of March 20, 2010.
We're still in a buyer's market in Asheville. Some, but not all, sellers realize that means they need to price their homes realistically. That, together with the really low interest rates and some government incentives available right now, make this a great time to buy a home. Let me know if you want more information and if I can help you in any way.
Any questions or coments? Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-545-1990.
©2010-2011 Patricia (Tree) Spaulding
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