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Old 06-18-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Is it the mountains? Could it be that it is an eclectic community? Is it the arts scene? Could it be what the outdoors offer? What are the major differences between Charlotte, Raleigh, and the Outer Banks?

Perhaps there are others, but these are the first things that come to mind. I am a former resident of the city myself.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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The food and the multiple choices you have when it comes to great food. The shopping of course also, but I only go when it's not here or in Swannanoa. The city is too big for me, I love the low populated towns.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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Is it the mountains? Could it be that it is an eclectic community? Is it the arts scene? Could it be what the outdoors offer?
Yes, yes, yes, yes. If I had to make a list of reasons we're moving to Asheville, it would go:

1. climate
2. politics
3. food
4. mountains
5. fertile land for gardening
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Western NC.
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Yes to all, it is a great place and lots of good people both new and long time folks!
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:51 AM
 
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Yes, yes, yes, yes. If I had to make a list of reasons we're moving to Asheville, it would go:

1. climate
2. politics
3. food
4. mountains
5. fertile land for gardening
Agreed.

but have to add: I don't enjoy general shopping here in Asheville at all. I like the small shops in and around town, but the Asheville mall is just not an inviting place.

I also really like the different mind set of many people here I've met so far. we joined the march against Monsanto/GMO in downtown a couple of weeks ago and there were more people than in Charlotte. that says something


for the climate: my daughter is in Chapel Hill right now with her High School class and its hot and humid there. Asheville: 75 degrees, sunny, loooooove the weather here !! good for people, good for gardening.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
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Agreed.

but have to add: I don't enjoy general shopping here in Asheville at all. I like the small shops in and around town, but the Asheville mall is just not an inviting place.

I also really like the different mind set of many people here I've met so far. we joined the march against Monsanto/GMO in downtown a couple of weeks ago and there were more people than in Charlotte. that says something


for the climate: my daughter is in Chapel Hill right now with her High School class and its hot and humid there. Asheville: 75 degrees, sunny, loooooove the weather here !! good for people, good for gardening.
Every time I look at the hi temp here compared to Asheville there is a 15-25 degree difference. Two summers ago we had 80 days over 100! Can't wait to get out of here.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Western NC.
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A mall is a mall, is a mall where ever you are. I agree small shops more interesting and fun! Any favorites?
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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"we joined the march against Monsanto/GMO in downtown a couple of weeks ago and there were more people than in Charlotte. that says something"

Wish I'd been there for that. I can't say here what I think of Monsanto.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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I like the way it smells in Ashevillle.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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I like the way it smells in Ashevillle.
OK, I'll bite. How does it smell in Asheville?

I've imagined the smell of spring in WNC, a mix of budding and blooming things and good earth and air. Unless, of course, you're downwind of the paper mill or a pig farm or, uh, Lake Junaluska (things I've gathered from other posters).
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