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Hip and historic, West Asheville hits the spot

 ASHEVILLE — Who says you can't fit a quality renaissance into a decade? Whoever said it, West Asheville is proving them wrong.
The area once deemed “worst Asheville” is now an oasis of eclectic eateries and poppin' pubs. But as most West Ashevilleans who have inhabited the urban village for more than 10 years or so know, it wasn't always such a funky and fabulous place to live.  Hip and historic, creative and casual, edgy and elegant, West Asheville is building its recent rep as the Asheville area to watch. Read more


Plenty to chow down on in West Asheville

West Asheville - Word of warning: Don't come to Asheville with a full belly. The temptations lining Haywood Road, the food corridor of 28806, might prove to be too hard to resist.   Read More


 West Asheville's entertainment district is booming

It's no secret that West Asheville has become one of the city's entertainment hotspots, with plenty of places to eat, drink and enjoy live music.  Read more



West Asheville entertainment zone

WEST ASHEVILLE — The old Isis theater on Haywood Road in West Asheville hasn’t screened a movie since 1957, when Eisenhower was president, gas was about a quarter a gallon, and “I Love Lucy” was still running new episodes on TV.  Read more


 Humans and canines alike enjoy West Asheville

West Asheville has gone to the dogs — in a good way.
The seemingly endless parade of pups and their humans up and down Haywood Road on any given day isn't an accident, according to many residents and business owners of the tight-knit community.   Read more.


West Asheville offers parks galore

 With such hot spots as Carrier Park, this stretch of road boasts a 1-acre dog park, velodrome and walking paths.
For the sports-inclined, there are basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, a softball field, a roller hockey rink, a lawn bowling court and plenty of open space along the river for flag football, soccer and ultimate Frisbee. Read more


West Asheville's Haywood Road grows on east end

West Asheville - If downtown Asheville is a box of chocolates, Haywood Road in West Asheville is a stick of rock candy.
Instead of a box of entertainment-filled blocks, Haywood Road is a long line of delights, from “East West Asheville” on the Clingman Avenue side to the newly energized “West West Asheville” on the Patton Avenue side. Interstate 240 is the dividing line. Read more

 West Asheville businesses cooperate, thrive

 Harvest Records expanded its store into the adjacent business space. The record store supplies new and used vinyl and CDs, and also sells and promotes local shows. Read more



West Asheville KayakingThe Best Neighborhoods in America: Southeast

The Eccentric Throwback

There are some residents of Asheville who aren’t just wary of suburban sprawl and unchecked development; they’re downright pathological about it. And for this very vocal slice of the population, the downtown revival, via a slick new Grove Arcade and pedestrian mall, was a worrying step forward. So they fled to West Asheville, set up a perimeter, and dug in.  Read more


Go WestWest is the best

All Go West Fest returns with BBQ, beer and indie music

Now that West Asheville is vibrant with restaurants, bars, coffee shops and other small businesses, what’s to separate it from downtown proper (besides square footage and, oh yeah, the river)? West Asheville even has its own map brochure. Well, downtown’s got more parking meters, and downtown’s got more festivals.  Read more