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No need for mascara or lipstick, Asheville, North Carolina’s acres of mountain terrain won the ultimate beauty contest in 2011. ABC’s Good Morning America, announced its list of “Ten Most Beautiful Places to Live” and this little city nicknamed Land in the Sky near the Blue Ridge Parkway topped the charts at #1. But beauty is not only what's Asheville's know for.  In 2013, Conde Nast Traveler named Asheville on the list of Friendliest Cities in the World. More recently, Purina ONE selected Asheville in May 2014 as a "perfect dog-friendly city" after touring the country to find the best place to kick off its 28-Day Challenge. In June 2014, Livability.com placed Asheville at #4 on its "Top 10 Foodie Cities 2014" round-up.

Asheville, North Carolina beat Aspen, Colorado with flying colors for the top beauty title. This culturally rich beautiful best mountain town is nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and near the highly ranked Mission Hospital in Asheville NC. The city's stellar outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking and fishing appeal to folks of all ages. Families from far and wide travel to the region to check out the rich cultural festivals, foodie venues and Asheville university. Visitors enjoy this place so much that many end up searching for Asheville homes for sale while they're on holiday to see if Asheville is right for them. Check out which of the best neighborhoods in Asheville NC we believe are getting even more beautiful as time goes on:

Biltmore Lake - A bass fisherman’s dream! This lake community filled with Asheville NC mountain homes for sale is known for its catch and release fishing, gorgeous mountain views and its 1,300 acres of superb architectural planning. Add Biltmore Lake's convenient location near the Blue Ridge Parkway and additional amenities like the lakefront Biltmore Clubhouse, two tennis courts and 4.2 miles of hiking trails and this is clearly the most ideal destination for retirement and is in close proximity to Mission Hospital in Asheville NC.

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove -  For the golfing enthusiasts of the family, this is one of the best places to live in North Carolina mountains. This upscale, gated community comes with its own fine dining at the Walnut Cove Tavern, four lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a superb Wellness Center and, of course, 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus golf course. This 1,500-acre golfing paradise set in a valley is more than what any Baby Boomer could bargain for who wants to live close to downtown and the Asheville university. 

Southcliff - Quaint elegance is the best way to describe this gated mountain community. It is 400 acres of manicured parks, six miles of walking trails, and plenty of farmhouse and cottage-inspired Asheville homes for sale. The rustic porches and bridges sweeten the already breathtaking landscapes of the mountains in one of the best neighborhoods in Asheville NC for house-hunting retirees and young families. 

The Ramble - Location, location, location. It's hard to beat The Ramble's proximity to downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Luxury Asheville homes and European-style estates are built among a 1,000 acre forest. An extensive trail system provides hiking adventures outdoor lovers crave in Western North Carolina. Award winning restaurants and shopping can be quickly accessed at Biltmore Park Town Square. 

Reynolds Mountain - Perched up on a mountain, the twinkling lights of downtown Asheville will steal your breath away at Reynolds Mountain. Situated on the north end of the city and near the Mission Hospital in Asheville NC, Reynolds Mountain offers low maintenance townhomes and Asheville NC mountain homes for sale. Its urban towncenter at the base of the mountain is home to a large YMCA fitness center and outdoor cafes. 

Champion Hills -  Competitive folks will love the opportunity to win at Champion Hills. Complete with a resort-style heated outdoor pool, 18-hole Tom Fazio Championship golf course, fitness center and four lighted tennis courts, this mountain golf community will keep any fitness fanatic in top shape. The 100 social clubs and hobby organizations occupy the social butterflies of the family, and the grand 25,000 square foot clubhouse offers a scenic venue for folks to reunite and share the events of their memorable days.  

All of these Asheville neighborhoods show off the area's natural beauty in the most unspoiled way. If you're exploring the area for the first time, ask for our complimentary Asheville relocation information. It's our pleasure to help! 

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