Asheville certainly impressed Staff Writer Chris Dixon of The New York Times. Below, read the introduction to his article 36 Hours in Asheville NC.
The New York Times, September 30, 2007
“Asheville is an Appalachian Shangri-La. This year-round resort town, tucked between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, draws a funky mix of New Agers, fleece-clad mountain bikers, antiques lovers and old-time farmers. And what’s there not to like? Charming yet surprisingly cosmopolitan for a town of about 73,000, Asheville has a Southern appeal all its own. There are lazy cafés and buzzing bistros, Art Deco skyscrapers and arcades reminiscent of Paris, kayaking and biodiesel cooperatives and one of the world’s largest private homes — the Biltmore Estate, a French Renaissance-style mansion with 250 rooms…”
Even though he is telling us Ashevillians what we already know, it wonderful to see our fair city getting some national press attention once again. If you’re interested, read the rest of the New York Times article.