Thriving Asheville is today a renowned destination the arts, from the culinary arts to fine art to architecture and beyond. It’s home to innovative chefs and brewers crafting world-renowned beer; to acclaimed painters, sculptors and jewelers; as well as spectacular natural beauty and a near-perfect climate.
Many Asheville restaurants emphasize organic food with southern flavors utilizing ingredients sourced from local farmers. This exciting city has also earned the nickname Beer City USA because it’s home to so many craft breweries, including the nationally acclaimed Wicked Weed Brewing, owned by members of The Cliffs. In fact, Asheville boasts more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city.
Well-fed and thirst quenched, immerse yourself in Asheville’s arts at more than a dozen museums, or visit what is perhaps Asheville’s most famous destination: Biltmore, the sprawling 250-room, 19th century estate of George and Edith Vanderbilt. And, of course, there’s the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway that beckons visitors and residents alike to explore the great outdoors surrounding Asheville. The city’s four beautiful, temperate seasons make it ultimate playground for hiking, biking, zip lining, rafting and much more.
Asheville offers its residents nationally-recognized healthcare at nearby Mission Health, a Level II trauma center, top 10 heart hospital and acclaimed cancer treatment facility. The University of North Carolina Asheville is home to the Division I Bulldogs, including the Big South Conference men’s and women’s basketball champs and women’s golf team that calls The Cliffs at Walnut Cove “home.” UNCA also offers continued education opportunities through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The Asheville Regional Airport is just 15 minutes from Walnut Cove, and the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is only 45 minutes farther.
Just minutes outside the center of artsy and eclectic Asheville, North Carolina is the city’s only private gated golf community: The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.