Visit Asheville - Best of Asheville
Situated in North Carolina, United States, Asheville owns a paradisiacal charm that has remained unaffected by the pressures of commercialization. The misty Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains provide visitors a magical natural backdrop to the town of Asheville. The town boasts of a stunning location and its proximity to the University of North Carolina's Asheville campus has led the city to co-opt that intellectual vibe. Walk down the streets of Asheville and you will able to look at a number of intellectuals, artists, writers and other creative types, creating a thriving, cultural enclave here. Visitors can explore the galleries of the burgeoning River Arts District; pay a visit to the iconic Biltmore Estate make a visit to one of the many locally sourced, organic eateries that line Asheville's streets.
If you want to see this city in its most resplendent self, then visit it during the fall and see its landscape becoming a host to the fall colour that envelopes everything here. Whether you choose to hike among fall foliage in search of stunning vistas, take a scenic drive through multi-colored forests, or celebrate the harvest with pumpkin fests, corn mazes, and cups of warm apple cider, you’ll soon come to understand why this season lures leaf peepers back to Asheville year after year.
Thanks to the region’s rich bio-diversity and wide range of elevations, Asheville has one of the longest fall foliage seasons in the country. With a number of adventures that render this landscape a coveted tourist destination, Asheville is a must visit in your itinerary of United States. And if you completely want to immerse yourself in the lap of nature, try to board on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad that offers a romantic experience by taking you into some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Asheville Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Asheville tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Asheville follows Eastern Time Zone, UTC/GMT -5 hours. Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
- Currency: Currency followed is US Dollars
- Electricity: Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. Standard electric plugs with two flat blades are used.
- Internet: You will easily find Wi-Fi (3Gand 4G) connection in all the hotels in Asheville.
- Language: The predominant language spoken in Asheville is American English.
- Emergency numbers: + (828) 252-1110 is the emergency number for police in Ashville .Otherwise, the city is one of the safest to roam around in the world.
- Tipping is not mandatory in Asheville. It is customary in many circumstances for service, especially at almost all sit-down restaurants which offer table service.
- Be prepared to pay a lot for snacks! There are pizza places and such outside the mansion, but like most tourist attractions you’ll pay extra for convenience.
- Spring is a wonderful time to go. The flowers are all in bloom.
- Never make any racial comments while staying in Asheville.
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Travel to Asheville- Know before you go to Asheville
Facts and Stats for Asheville*
Pollution Statistics in Asheville
Know the pollution level of Asheville before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 5 (Very Low)
Water Pollution 27.5 (Low)
Noise and Light Pollution 20 (Low)
Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 19.44 (Very Low)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
Asheville: Crime and Safety
How safe is Asheville for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Asheville.
Burglary and Theft 27.08 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 27.08 (Low)
Assault and Armed Robbery 35.42 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
Attacks 27.08 (Low)
Drug offense 75 (High)
Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 64.58 (High)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.75 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.42 (Very Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 60.42 (High)
Living in Asheville - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Asheville is 193.03 (Very High)
Safety Index 63.54 (High)
Climate Index 79.85 (High)
Pollution Index 14.56 (Very Low)
Traffic Commute Time Index 39.13 (Moderate)
Cost of Living Index 75.86 (Moderate)
Health Care Index 78.47 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 4.8 (Very Low)
Purchasing Power Index 112.27 (Very High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Asheville
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Asheville
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
International Movie per seat 10 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.5 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.27 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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