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    • Jazz Fest 2015

      New Orleans Yesterday

      This is our first time attending Jazz Fest. We're staying at a hotel downtown and attending the first weekend of Jazz Fest. I'm looking for tips on how to get from the hotel to Jazz Fest, what to take along for the day and the best way to enjoy the music (chairs? blankets?) If you've been there, please tell me about it...

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    • Looking for a guide

      Chicago Jan 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

      I am plannig to go to Illinois but Its going to be my first time in the USA, Iam going to do a Course and I need a person who help me to know the city and (better if speaks spanish because I am latin) explain me the way to go from the hotel to the School. Please could you recomend someone or tell me where I can find this kind of service???

      thanks a lot

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      A beautiful place to picnic in Napa Valley?

      Napa 3 hours ago

      I am trying to put together a not too expensive stay in Napa Valley for my husband and I.

      I looked at this tour: winecountrylimos.com/napa-gr... - $99 for 6 hours and 4-5 wineries. Sounds ok. But the tasting fees are not incl. So I guess, i'll have to double the price then?

      I think then maybe we will just go to one ore two wineries by our selves (we have a rentalcar). I just haven't figured out which ones we should go to yet. Maybe take the signature tour and tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.

      Anyway, the hole idea about going to Napa, was that I kinda had this picture in my head, of me and my husband having a romantic picnic on a beautiful spot overlooking lush vineyards.

      Does anyone have a suggestion for such a spot?

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    • Lake Tahoe

      California Yesterday

      Anyone driving to Lake Tahoe today?

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    • I have a question about the falls

      Letchworth State Park Yesterday

      I was at Letchworth many many years ago, and I vaguely remember a story about the outline of one of the falls looking like a woman or something along those lines. Can anyone verify this?

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      late arrival

      Omaha Jan 29, 2015 at 2:06 AM

      arriving quite late on an evening (may 2015) at the main airport and we will need lodgings for THAT one night. already have a downtown hotel booked for nights following arrival night. question: could anybody recommend a BUDGET motel nearby the airport or, say, halfway between the airport & downtown, or even on the 'fringes' of downtown- something that would be easily accessible by cab from the airport. i have looked at a number of online maps and am finding it difficult getting oriented. lodgings i have considered all seem to be located in 'far- off' areas. we will not be renting a car. any suggestions would be much appreciated. thank you !

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    • Best way to get to titusville, florida from west palm

      Titusville Jan 28, 2015 at 6:07 PM

      Is there a bus or train that goes from west palm beach florida to titusville florida?

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    • Searching for a nice, budget friendly hotel near Easton Town Center

      Columbus Jan 21, 2015 at 2:03 PM

      Hi,
      Has anyone stayed at the Hawthorne Suites North Hotel?

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    • Where to stay in Kihei?

      Kihei Jan 18, 2015 at 2:19 PM

      we are travelling to Maul from April 17 to 25th. We thought Kihei would be a good location as far as being fairly accessible to other points on Maui. Can anyone give us recommendations on either a hotel or Condo location. It is overwhelming looking at all the choices on VRBO. There are many that look good but you never know. We are in our fifties and it is just the 2 of us. Any advice?

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    • safe area to rent an apartment?

      San Antonio Jan 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      I will be moving to san antonio within the next weeks and would like to know what side of san antonio is the safest? and what do i have to look for when renting an apartment?thank you and hope for a quick response

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    • Park Location Question

      Old Harbor Jan 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM

      Where is Glacier View Park located in Old Harbor?

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    • playoff This Sunday

      Fort Walton Beach Jan 15, 2015 at 4:25 AM

      seeking recommendations to watch the game while visiting Fort Walton this coming weekend... Along with some good food

      GO SEAHAWKS

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    • Local Business

      West Liberty Jan 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

      What is Mountain Marketing and are they a good company?

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    • Help got a question

      Huntsville Jan 12, 2015 at 5:45 PM

      Are there any reasonable townhouses in good area ? Less than $700

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    • Shore fishing Brenneckes Beach?

      Kauai Jan 11, 2015 at 4:21 PM

      Staying in the Brenneckes Beach area in mid march. Wondered if it was worthwhile taking a small travel rod along to maybe cast some small spoons or jigs along the rocky shore areas. Appreciate any input you may have to offer.

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    • Snorkleing South Shore?

      Kauai Jan 11, 2015 at 4:16 PM

      Staying at Brenneckes Beach area in mid March. Grandkids want to snorkle. Is there any good places near that beach to snorkle directly from the beach?
      Thanks for any input.

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    • 18+ Condos

      Fort Myers Jan 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM

      Are there any condos in Fort Myers that can be rented by 18 year olds?

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    • temperatures at the end of February?

      South Padre Island Jan 1, 2015 at 6:28 PM

      Are we likely to have "beach weather" the last week of February?

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      Transportation to Miromar outlet mall

      Fort Myers Beach 19 hours ago

      I'll be visiting Fort Myers beach - staying in a condo (off Estero Blvd) and would like to take in some shopping at Miromar outlet mall. I've mapped it out and it looks like it's about half hour away from my condo, however, we will not be renting car, so am wondering if there's public transit that will take me to this mall. Any help would be appreciated. thanx Anna

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      Child Free Trip

      New York City Yesterday

      Myself and my hubby are travelling in April, staying at the Hotel Metro, a pressie for my 40th from my hubby, first trip in years without kids, been to NYC a few times, most recently with the kids, just looking for some ideas from you guys for me and the hubby to do ourselves and make the most of our child free time? We enjoy a cocktail or 2....would anyone recommend the 'sopranos' tour or can you do things like that yourself? Thanks

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    • single night life while visiting zion national park

      Zion National Park Yesterday

      where should two single ladies hangout at night near zion national park.

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    • need touristic help

      Chicago Jan 29, 2015 at 3:44 PM

      Please I am planing to go to Illinois and It would be mi first time in USA, Im going to attend a Course and I like to know if there is a person or a service that you can recomend me to help me to know a little bit of the city and that explain me the best way to go from the course to my hotel. (I am latin so if speaks spanish it would be great)

      Thank you for your response

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    • vacation house

      Dauphin Island Jan 28, 2015 at 8:24 AM

      I am looking for a reasonably priced vacation spot for my family. We would prefer a house within walking distance to the gulf/beach. Suggestions?

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    • Hotel or overnight stay in Florida Keys

      Florida Keys Jan 27, 2015 at 7:28 AM

      I will be motorcycling to Key west Florida in Late March or April of 2015. I have been checking some hotels and they are awful expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions on were to stay for a night or 2 in the Florida Keys?

      Thanks

      Tom

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      Highland Beach area - Public Transit

      Florida Jan 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM

      Is Highland Beach served by local public transit (bus service)? Can anyone confirm local service within the HB area?

      If not, what would be my nearest point of connection to HB should I have to use an alternative? Amtrak into Delray Beach or a point nearer Miami (Boca Raton) then taxi?

      Thanks.

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    • Bus transportation

      by JednJenny Online Now Jul 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM

      I can't find bus service from Asheville to Knoxville TN. Is there any offering this?

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2014 at 9:56 AM
    • Public transportation inAshvellie

      by Oneel Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM

      How to move around near by trek sites public transport

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2013 at 2:36 AM
    • Packing for late Spring

      by sagira Online Now Mar 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM

      Hello, everyone:

      I've never been to Asheville, NC before, but I'll be visiting most likely from late May to early June (two weeks). I read that the climate in the mountains can change from one hour to the next. Coming from the Florida Keys, I'm not used to cooler weather. Should I pack mostly long sleeved shirts, sweaters and jeans? I have a jacket or two, but not much in terms of layer clothing. Does it get hot as well during this time? I don't want to be too hot either. I plan on doing some hikes.

      Thank you for any information you can provide.

      Carolyn

      2 Answers Mar 19, 2013 at 9:21 AM
    • If I can only have one breakfast in Asheville....

      by tarheelblue Online Now Jan 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      where should it be. I have never been to AsheVegas. Looking forward to it, even though its only 36 hours. Staying downtown, so have a preference to eat there, but West Asheville on the way out is not out of the question.

      For downtown joints EarlyGirl and TupeloHoney get all the press and I suppose rightly so. Also heard about a place "Overeasy" too?

      Many say head straight for SunnyPoint in west asheville. So I am flummoxed.

      Normally I try to steer clear of places that are primarily frequented by tourists as I would guess EG and TH are...but maybe thats not a fair guess. And if somethings good.....its good.

      Anyone familiar that can compare and contrast? Would be a Tuesday AM by the way.

      cheers

      2 Answers Jan 8, 2013 at 8:50 PM
    • transportation

      by epo Online Now Mar 16, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      There is a bus from Knoxville (TN) to Asheville (NC) all saturday morning from 8 am?

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2012 at 5:10 AM
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      March in Asheville

      by lizzytex Online Now Oct 26, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      My family and I will be in Asheville in mid-March. The "average" weather temps are showing between 40 and 60 degrees. That's quite a range! Can anyone tell me what the weather is actually like in mid-March? Also, any ideas on things to do if it's too cold to be outside? We already have the Biltmore on the agenda, but not sure what else there is to do. Are there any cool towns nearby worth a visit? As an FYI: we can't do anything too strenuous as we'll have my 70 year old father with us. Thanking you in advance!!

      3 Answers Nov 28, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    • Fall Foliage

      by jameskiley Online Now Aug 25, 2011 at 12:01 PM

      When is the best time to watch the leaves turn in the Asheville area. We will be there on October 3, 2011 and hope it is not too early.
      Thank you

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM
    • Irish female interested in volunteering or working in Asheville this summer - Any ideas?

      by CoralStar Online Now Nov 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM

      Hi I would love to visit Asheville this summer for a few months and wondered if there are any long term volunteering opportunities there for non US citizens or employers that would consider hiring international applicants? I am Irish and would love to live or work or volunteer in America but it seems like an impossible task! If you are a student you can get a J1 Visa but if not its very difficult. I am in my 30s and already have 2 University degrees so no longer a student. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Otherwise it will just be a holiday but would absolutely love a summer job there!

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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      Things to do - 2 days in Asheville

      by mmyerspa Online Now Aug 22, 2010 at 11:26 AM

      I'll be in Asheville for a weekend in September, and I'm looking for ideas on things to do. Here are my interests:

      Architecture / walking tour
      Hiking
      Independent restaurants
      History / culture

      Any and all suggestions welcomed and appreciated.

      I'm also looking for a unique, reasonable accommodations.

      Thanks in advance to the great VT community!

      8 Answers Jan 29, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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      Biltmore House, Asheville

      by csuresh Online Now Mar 20, 2010 at 8:33 AM

      I need some suggestion on touring Biltmore House. It look beautiful in web but I want to know whether it is worth to travel with my wife and 2 little kids on a one day visit to this house and antler hill village nearby. I will be travelling from Charlotte. Experiences of other visitors will help me to make a decision.

      6 Answers Jun 7, 2010 at 8:00 PM
    • bars that accomodate smokers?

      by tarheelblue Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 9:36 AM

      Will be in Asheville for a few days. I know that NC is smoke free now so smoking at a bar is not permitted but I have someone in my party who is a smoker. So for those of you that live or have traveled to Asheville, are there any bars or restaurants that have patios or other places they accommodate smokers. I am thinking outdoor heaters or tents. Any info is appreciated. Cheers.

      1 Answer Feb 13, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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      Marriott Hotels - which is best location?

      by mmyerspa Online Now Sep 12, 2009 at 6:38 PM

      I am planning a trip to Asheville, and will be using Marriott points for my hotel. So...I can use the Fairfield, Springhill, Marriott, Renaissance, or Courtyard hotels. There are several in the area...can someone give me background regarding which is the best location (safe, close to attractions)? Also, if you can give insight into which is a nice hotel, that would be great, too.

      Residence Inn 701 Biltmore Avenue
      Courtyard One Buckstone Place
      Springhill Two Buckstone Place
      Renaissance 31 Woodfin Street
      Fairfield 11 Rocky Ridge Road
      Fairfield 31 Airport Park Road, Fletcher
      Fairfield 568 Painttown Road, Cherokee

      2 Answers Sep 13, 2009 at 6:14 PM
    • Fall Trip Questions

      by MHBacker Online Now Jul 14, 2009 at 9:37 AM

      My wife and I are planning a trip to the Asheville area in October and spending approximately 8 days. Is there a best time to see fall colors? Considering the many things to do and see we are wondering whether we should base our whole time in Asheville and take day trips or split it between Boone or someplace else? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also any recommendations for restaurants. We are foodies and enjoy new experiences.

      5 Answers Sep 15, 2009 at 6:55 AM
    • Please help with things to do in Asheville, NC

      by Meenie123456 Online Now Sep 28, 2008 at 9:55 AM

      Hi!
      My husband and I will be visiting Asheville the third week of October in anticipation of the birth of our first grandchild!! :) We've never been to Asheville before (daughter recently moved there) and since we're staying a week, we want to do a few things while there. We know about Biltmore of course :) but when we try to look up things to do there, it turns out most of the things listed are 50 miles or more away! Are there things to do close to Asheville? There's a train ride that looked interesting but that was a good ways away also :(
      Also good restaurants and bead stores (I'm a beader :) )
      Thanks for any help you may have to offer!
      Meenie

      6 Answers Jan 12, 2014 at 6:52 PM
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      Good Place For a VT Meet in Asheville?

      by Karnubawax Online Now Sep 20, 2008 at 12:58 AM

      Hi!

      I'll be doing a trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway area in late October, and wonder if anyone had any suggestions for a good meeting place in Asheville?

      I'll be spending probably 3 days in the Asheville area around the weekend of October 24-26.

      Thanks!

      David

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2008 at 4:41 AM
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      Asheville: vegan friendly?

      by rahul126 Online Now Mar 10, 2008 at 7:23 PM

      Hi all!
      I'm a vegan from New Zealand and am traveling to NC with my mother later this year, spedning most of our time in Asheville. I have never been to the USA, let alone a smaller city in the south and was wondering how vegan-friendly it is likely to be? I've heard a lot of sterotypes about Southern cooking and its use of animal products. I'm particularly worried about the prevalance of animal fats used for cooking. Is this likely to be an issue and can anyone recommend any good vegetarian/vegan restaurants?
      Thanks heaps! :)

      5 Answers Mar 29, 2008 at 7:42 PM
    • RESTURANT

      by TATER7373 Online Now Nov 28, 2007 at 5:56 PM

      I WONT TO NOW IF THERE IS SOME REALLY FANCY RESTURANT IN ASHEVILE,NC NEAR THE BILTMORE ESTATES.IF THERE IS CAN YOU SEND ME DIFFERANT TYPES

    • Best Fall Color Scenic Drive?

      by zarkheba Online Now Sep 25, 2007 at 7:37 PM

      I would like to get some opinions on where to find the best scenic drives in western North Carolina. I am familiar with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherahola Scenic Hwy. I need more info to add to my NCMountainFun.com website.

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      Asheville, North Carolina in one day!

      by ashamar18 Online Now Jun 30, 2007 at 10:56 PM

      Me and 3 other adults are going to Asheville, NC August 2007.
      We are staying in South Carolina Upcountry for a week.
      We want to visit Asheville one day out of our stay.
      We want to see "Biltmore Estate" on that day but would like to venture out to " Downtown Asheville" for dinner. Any suggestions? No tourist traps pls.
      Also since we have just have one day to vist Biltmore- is anybody out there who could tell me how to do it in that amt of time. What shd I really see and not waste my time seeing!
      Any and all suggestions will be helpful. I would like to hear from people who live there or who have visited there. Thank you.

      2 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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      Spring Weekend in Asheville

      by hadleybe Online Now Mar 24, 2007 at 5:29 PM

      Hello, My longtime friend and I are planning a weekend reunion, meeting in Asheville. Looking for suggestions regarding best areas to stay that will allow us to walk, sip drinks or beer at cafe restaurant or pub, browse shops featuring work of local folk artists, hear some live folk music, acoustic guitar, etc. Would the Urban Trail be our destination? Or the Arcade Grove?(unable to access website to look at this area) Any other ideas? And can anyone suggest a hotel or B&B located within walking distance to these areas? Moderate priced (maximum150/night). Looking more for a liberal, quaint area rather than urban yuppie, if that makes sense. Not terribly interested in fancy malls, for example. Would prefer a room with two beds which might rule out B&Bs but would like to hear of suggestions anyway. I'm looking into a performance at the Orange Peel one night. Are there hotels near there? Thanks for any and all suggestions.

      2 Answers May 3, 2007 at 4:10 PM
    • rental cabins

      by magnolia4 Online Now Jan 19, 2007 at 9:42 AM

      I'm planning a family reunion along with graduation celebration the dates of May 18, 19 and 20. We're looking for a large cabin/house/lodge with at least four bedrooms and two full bathrooms, cooking facilities, a porch and some land for walking, clean and comfortable. Anywhere within fifteen minutes of the Asheville area would be fine.
      Can anyone offer any suggestions?
      Thanks.

      2 Answers May 3, 2007 at 4:21 PM
    • Schools in Asheville

      by jlruss95 Online Now Dec 19, 2006 at 6:09 PM

      I'm moving to Asheville and am interest in your opinions or facts about the Buncombe County Elementary Schools. Our home is in Leicester, NC, just north of downtown Asheville.

      Any thoughts on public vs. private schools?

      2 Answers Mar 18, 2008 at 2:29 PM
    • Do you know of a decent priced day tour from Charlotte to Biltmore Estates?

      by alinaab Online Now Nov 17, 2006 at 8:38 PM

      Do you know of a decent priced day tour from Charlotte to Biltmore Estates? Thanks.

    • The "Packet"

      by PhoenixLynn Online Now Oct 26, 2006 at 11:31 AM

      I'm considering moving to Asheville. I've never been there before, yet I've heard great things about it. I was born and raised in Florida (where I currently reside) and I lived in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a beautiful progressive town, yet coooooooooooooold. I feel Asheville would be a great move and a wonderful place to raise my son (and I hear the weather is mild). I ordered a packet through the Chamber of Commerce and I'm disappointed. It seems the housing there is quite expensive. Maybe they just put the more expensive housing in the packet to draw that type of person to Asheville? It's the suburban neighborhoods like "The Oak" or "The Sanctuary" where they cut down almost all the trees I want to escape from. I strive to live as natural as possible, grow most of my own food including sprouting. Heck, even make biodiesel in my garage! I'm just bummed by ths package. Of course, I'll go visit and get a feel for myself. Is there housing there for under100K for a 3 bd/ 2 bath on 1 acre?? I hear W. Asheville. But what towns? Thanks. =)

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2007 at 7:32 AM
    • Bike Trails

      by chachacheech Online Now Oct 26, 2006 at 11:06 AM

      My husband and I are thinking of moving from Western Ma. to Asheville..we enjoy biking and there is a great rail trail here in Ma. I was wondering what biking trails exist around Asheville? I am not interested in mountain biking just biking on a paved surface, hopefully not where there is traffic.

      1 Answer Apr 8, 2007 at 8:31 PM
    • MOVING TO NORTH CAROLINA

      by CAROLINABOUND Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 7:21 AM

      ASHEVILLE SEEMS SO EXPENSIVE. I WANT TO MOVE FROM HOUSTON TO WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA, IS THERE A CHEAPER AREA THAT HAS THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAINS? I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER, WHAT ABOUT JOBS IN THAT AREA? THANKS

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2006 at 7:31 PM
    • Moving to Asheville--retiree

      by Jessie99 Online Now Aug 21, 2006 at 5:58 PM

      I hope that someone who lives in Asheville will answer this. I am moving to Asheville because I like mountains and have no kids or grandkids to move towards like so many retirees. I wonder how easy it is for oldster females to make good friends. I mean friends, not just acquaintances. Is it unrealistic to move to a place where you know no one if you are no longer a spring chicken??! Thanks.

    • Possible move to Asheville

      by bludaizie Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 12:09 PM

      I noticed there have already been a few postings about moving to Asheville however, I may be a bit diff then what I saw on here.

      A little about me: I have lived in Atlanta for the past 4 yrs before that I roamed around after college living a bit of a gyspy life style. Currently 29 yr old female and thinking of moving to Asheville. I am up in the mtns every weekend b/c I enjoy the outdoors A LOT as well as an avid kayaker in which I have decided why not move up there which seems to be a perfect fit for me. I have visited a few times and spent last weekend up there feeling out the city and have some questions.

      I understand that Asheville is a small city but can you tell me how is the city life, the night life as well as people being out and about in the evenings, i'm more of a dinner/drinks type of girl more then clubbing it fyi? I def have a LARGE hippy side to me however, I do also enjoy 'some' main stream stuff as well at times, how welcoming is this community? Does the community tend to be you are either this or you are that, you're a straight hippy or you're a main streamer.. black/white type of thing? I am a person who loves an erray of things and would love to find a place w/similar style hince I have not found that in Atlanta. What can I expect to pay for a 1 bedrm lets say 1000 sq ft apt in downtown, are there even places downtown to live? Also, I have noticed it seems like a good bit of Asheville people are coupled up, is there a single scene there as well or are most people here to settle w/their little families leaving it mostly impossible to meet other singles in my age range? Any thoughts/ideas would be great! Thanks!!

      4 Answers Sep 20, 2006 at 7:22 PM
    • Possible move to Asheville

      by bludaizie Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 10:35 AM

      I noticed there have already been a few postings about moving to Asheville however, I may be a bit diff then what I saw on here.

      A little about me: I have lived in Atlanta for the past 4 yrs before that I roamed around after college living a bit of a gyspy life style. Currently 29 yr old female and thinking of moving to Asheville. I am up in the mtns every weekend b/c I enjoy the outdoors A LOT as well as an avid kayaker in which I have decided why not move up there which seems to be a perfect fit for me. I have visited a few times and spent last weekend up there feeling out the city and have some questions.

      I understand that Asheville is a small city but can you tell me how is the city life, the night life as well as people being out and about in the evenings, i'm more of a dinner/drinks type of girl more then clubbing it fyi? I def have a LARGE hippy side to me however, I do also enjoy 'some' main stream stuff as well at times, how welcoming is this community? Does the community tend to be you are either this or you are that, you're a straight hippy or you're a main streamer.. black/white type of thing? I am a person who loves an erray of things and would love to find a place w/similar style hince I have not found that in Atlanta. What can I expect to pay for a 1 bedrm lets say 1000 sq ft apt in downtown, are there even places downtown to live? Also, I have noticed it seems like a good bit of Asheville people are coupled up, is there a single scene there as well or are most people here to settle w/their little families leaving it mostly impossible to meet other singles in my age range? Any thoughts/ideas would be great! Thanks!!

    • Possible move to Asheville

      by bludaizie Online Now Aug 8, 2006 at 9:46 AM

      I noticed there have already been a few postings about moving to Asheville however, I may be a bit diff then what I saw on here.

      A little about me: I have lived in Atlanta for the past 4 yrs before that I roamed around after college living a bit of a gyspy life style. Currently 29 yr old female and thinking of moving to Asheville. I am up in the mtns every weekend b/c I enjoy the outdoors A LOT as well as an avid kayaker in which I have decided why not move up there which seems to be a perfect fit for me. I have visited a few times and spent last weekend up there feeling out the city and have some questions.

      I understand that Asheville is a small city but can you tell me how is the city life, the night life as well as people being out and about in the evenings, i'm more of a dinner/drinks type of girl more then clubbing it fyi? I def have a LARGE hippy side to me however, I do also enjoy 'some' main stream stuff as well at times, how welcoming is this community? Does the community tend to be you are either this or you are that, you're a straight hippy or you're a main streamer.. black/white type of thing? I am a person who loves an erray of things and would love to find a place w/similar style hince I have not found that in Atlanta. What can I expect to pay for a 1 bedrm lets say 1000 sq ft apt in downtown, are there even places downtown to live? Also, I have noticed it seems like a good bit of Asheville people are coupled up, is there a single scene there as well or are most people here to settle w/their little families leaving it mostly impossible to meet other singles in my age range? Any thoughts/ideas would be great! Thanks!!