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The ‘New South’ in the News

Sep 20, 2016

With majestic mountain landscapes and shimmering lakes, world-class food scenes and some of the best beer in the country, endless opportunities for outdoor adventures and spectacular shopping experiences, friendly people and much, much more, it’s easy to love our home in the Carolinas. Whether you need a little nudge to make the move or simply want to gloat to your non-Southern friends, take a look at what others have been saying about nearby Greenville and Asheville.

Travel + Leisure recently reported on The Radical Reinvention of Greenville, South Carolina, celebrating its beautiful setting and the radical renaissance the city has experienced under the leadership of Mayor Knox White.

U.S. News & World Report listed Greenville among the top 10 Underrated Cities for Art Lovers, highlighting public art installations throughout the city, as well as the Greenville County Museum of Art and events like the annual Artisphere festival.

Men’s Journal recently recognized Greenville as the epicenter of the ‘New South’ and named it The Sophisticated Southern Gem Everyone is Flocking To, lauding the food, culture and business Greenville has drawn without experiencing sprawl, traffic and other growing pains.

Just an hour north of Greenville, Asheville has become a darling of the media, too. Conde Nast Traveler recenltly named Asheville the Best Place to Retire in the US—the city’s setting lends itself to healthy living and a youthful spirit.

Thrillist named Asheville one of the top 10 Small Cities with World-Class Food Scenes,thanks to Southern classics like Carolina BBQ and a restaurant scene full of innovative and exciting culinary experiences.

And when you want something to wash down that amazing food with, you don’t have to go far. Home to famous breweries like Wicked Weed, Highland Brewing and now Sierra Nevada, Fortune recently recognized Asheville among the Best New Cities for Beer Lovers.

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