The Insider’s Guide To Asheville North Carolina By Southern Way of Life. This is Blog Ten of Ten From Their Article.

 The Insider’s Guide To Asheville North Carolina By Southern Way of Life. This is Blog Ten of Ten From Their Article, Their Number 1

 Number 1: on the list of things to do in Asheville this year is spend some time at the new Pack Square Park in the heart of downtown Asheville. That will be easy to do since the Jackson Building overlooks the park. The park was begun in 1901, when Asheville philanthropist George W. Pack donated the land to Buncombe County allowing a new courthouse to be built. Pack’s donation required the county to dedicate the historic square as a public park forever. The site was renamed Pack Square in 1903. Pack Square Conservancy, a non-profit organization established in 2000, was charged with designing and building a 6.5-acre park on the site. Although the project took twice as long – and cost twice as much as expected, it was completed and opened to the public in 2010. It is a great place for visitors to relax, linger and enjoy the fantastic architecture that surrounds the park. In addition to the Roger McGuire Green in front of City Hall and the Country Building, the new park has a large, open green space on a slope overlooking a main stage, three water features and original large-scale art by regional artists. There are many seating areas surrounded by native trees and shrubs. A granite Veterans Memorial stands near the courthouse at the northeast corner of the park. Many restaurants and shops encircle the park and street performers line the sidewalks. The park is only minutes from all of the popular attractions Asheville has to offer, including the Grove Park Inn, Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate. If you enjoy festivals and concerts, Pack Square Park provides a wonderful venue for new events, as well as Shindig On The Green on Saturday nights from July to September,  the Bele Chere Festival each July, plus the Fourth of July celebration and countless other events held on the site.   

There you have it. An insider’s guide of what to see and do in the great little city of Asheville, N.C.  For more information on any of these landmarks or events here in Asheville, send your inquiries to

The following is one of ten articles that I am privileged to repost from the Southern Way of Living Blog on Asheville NC, retirement and second home. I felt they represented our area so well that sharing this information with you will assist you in your decisions for that primary residence, second home, as well as helping choose the area of Western North Carolina.

Living in Brevard NC just minutes from Asheville make as neighbors offering much of the same qualities of life one desires in looking for that perfect move.

I want to persoanlly thank Tamas Hoffman On behalf of SoutheastDiscovery for the permission to allow the repost of the information on my site just for you and their photo’s! 

This article is from’>Southern Way of Life</a>, the official blog of Southeast Discovery.