Asheville, NC has been one of the USA’s best cities to live for years now. Our craft brewing scene and award-winning restaurants got people to come, and our gorgeous location is getting people to stay. But when it comes to mountain life, it’s more than just the awesome food and drink that make Asheville the perfect place to call home. If you’ve considered living in the mountains, but aren’t sure you should take the plunge, here are 6 ways living in the mountains of Asheville is different from life just about anywhere else:

Peace and Quiet

There’s something about living in the mountains of Asheville that’s just a little bit quieter than the rest of the world. Maybe it’s because you’re up so high, or maybe it’s because you’re surrounded by forests that capture the noises of the city. One thing’s for sure though, when you live in the mountains, you’ll awake to peaceful vistas like this one every morning, and the only noises you’ll hear will be your coffee brewing and the birds singing in the trees around you.


Surrounded by nature

When you live in the mountains near Asheville, you’re constantly surrounded by nature. Every resident’s property backs up into acres of forest, meadow, and mountain land that make you feel like you’re far, far away from the rest of the world when really, it’s just a short drive away! Life in the mountains means a life that’s very close to nature.


Dogs are allowed everywhere!

It’s no secret that Asheville loves dogs. In fact, they’re vying for the title of Dog City USA, since so many restaurants, shops, and stores in the town love and welcome your four-legged friends into their establishments. If you’ve got a pup, know they’re as welcome as you are in the many breweries, restaurants, and even hotels of Asheville. It’s the perfect town for the animal lover.


No traffic

Life in the mountains means a commute that looks like this. No traffic, no horns honking, and no road rage on your way to work. Just a simple, winding mountain road that provides a peaceful commute and an easy way to gear up for the day, or unwind on your way back to your mountain home.


All the activities

One of the best things about living in the mountains? All the activities. And we really do mean, all the activities. There’s hiking, there’s biking, there’s kayaking, fly fishing and rafting. If you’re an outdoorsy person, then the mountains near Asheville, NC provide the perfect home for you. The city itself is surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. With so many protected natural areas full of trails, rivers, and streams, there’s something for every outdoor lover to do!


Small town feel, big town perks

Finally, when you live near Asheville, you simply cannot beat the people. Asheville is a growing city, with all sorts of big town perks like a bustling nightlife, breweries, cultural attractions, local shops, art galleries and a booming theatre scene, but it still feels like a small town. Here, people greet you on the street, ask you how your day is going, and are quick to give directions to the nearest hiking trail or the best brew in town. With a small town feel and big town perks, you just can’t beat a city like Asheville.

If you feel like mountain living in Asheville, NC is the life for you, Couch Mountain might just have your next dream home. A sustainable mountain community located in the foothills just outside of Asheville, our properties are peaceful, tranquil, and surrounded by nature. To see what life at Couch Mountain might be like for you, check out our available properties online, or call our office for more information about the community at 866-936-5263.

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