The region around Asheville, North Carolina, has experienced an explosion of economic and residential growth in the past decade, fast becoming one of the Southeast’s most dynamic and viable areas. Already well-known for it’s popularity as a tourist destination, outstanding medical facilities, and vibrant arts and college communities, the Asheville economy has also become a hub of business expansion and growth. Expansion in the areas of technology, telecommunications, and multiple service-based industries has been remarkable thanks to the efforts of its far-sighted leadership over the years.

Asheville is beginning to realize its full potential and a bright future. Lewis Real Estate is proud for the small part they’ve had in making this growth happen and in being part of the growth yet to come.

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Our strength in this real estate market extends from our wide experience and intimate knowledge of the region. Lewis Real Estate has gained much through the relationships we have forged with the leading businesses in the area. What we value most is the trust and goodwill that has been placed in us.

Accolades

2016

Matadornetwork.com: Asheville ranked #3 out of 18 for the World’s Best Cities for Mellennials. (May 2016)

The Princeton Review: UNC Asheville was ranked No. 1 nationally for “Making an Impact”. (February 2016)

Money.com: Named a top city to visit in “Where to Go in 2016”. (January 2016)

2015

Conde Nast Traveler: Ranked #9 of the Best Small Cities in the U.S. (October 2015)

SmarterTravel.com: Asheville was named one of the 10 best outdoor towns in America. (October 2015)

Travel & Leisure: Asheville ranked #10 in Best cities in the US and Canada. (July 2015)

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Forbes: Asheville named an Unexpected Source of Innovation. (December 2014)

Forbes: Asheville ranked #34 for Best Places for Business & Careers. (November 2014)

Huffington Post: Asheville was called the Next Green Tech Town. (October 2014)

Conde Nast Traveler: Ranked #10 Friendliest City in the United States. (August 2014)

Southern Living Asheville favorites:
Resort/Hotel – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Bars and Breweries: Thirsty Monk and Wicked Weed Brewery
Scenic Drive – Blue Ridge Parkway
Public Gardens – Biltmore Estate
Country Inn/ Bed & Breakfast – The Red Rock Inn, Black Mountain
(July 2016)

Attractive Amenities

Major Highways and regional airport
Interstate 40
Interstate 26
Interstates 85, 81, 77 & 75 with 2-hour drive
Multiple Higher Education Resources & Training

Workforce

Labor draw of 226,000
Superior workforce & productivity
Regional Manufacturing Clusters

Electronic Products/Electrical Equipment
Transportation/Construction Equipment
Chemicals/Plastics & Rubber Products
Machinery/Metal Products

 

Economic Development Resources

Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council (BREC)DSC_5125
Mountain BizWorks
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Asheville Economic Development Council