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Old 10-19-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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I would like to get your opinions as to what you consider to be some of the prettiest, most charming, & historically preserved cities or towns in the Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountain areas?

Thanks in advance for all input on this....
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Asheville
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Asheville
Not charming - untraditional, traffic congested and full of transplants from the northeast and the northeast via Florida. Not exactly known for being historically preserved, either, except for Biltmore.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:48 AM
 
Location: SF and Atlanta
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Hendersonville. Blue Ridge. Dahlonega.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:13 AM
 
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Not charming - untraditional, traffic congested and full of transplants from the northeast and the northeast via Florida. Not exactly known for being historically preserved, either, except for Biltmore.
Asheville is well-known for historic preservation...it's just your opinion on the other stuff, but it's a fact that Asheville has the second largest stock of art deco buildings in the South (#1 is Miami Beach). The city is all about preservation.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Jonesborough, Tenn.
You've got to remember that this area had/has small - tiny - towns. Among the very poorest in the U.S. The architecture was and still is whatever they could afford, be it a shack or a trailer.
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Lexington, Virginia

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Highlands, NC
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:08 PM
 
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Staunton VA is very cute. Charlottesville is nearby and while technically it's not in the blue ridge it's close by and very well preserved and charming.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Cumberland Gap TN is very nice, although not technically in the smokeys. The town is beautifull at the foot of a mountain, and there is a national historic park there.
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