Roaring Fork creek. 
There are many wonderful attributes in the Blue Ridge, and Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. 

This is a highly desirable area for 
year round or seasonal living. 

Many folks choose this area for their retirement years. 
Often they build a home or cabin to be used in the interim years as a vacation home.  


You'll find self-employed people who often work from home. 
In the rural areas such as Hot Springs,
some may commute to Asheville.

  For those wanting to completely retreat from the 
city life...
there are places without footprints that could be the perfect spot for your 
secluded home/cabin or getaway vacation spot.
View of Asheville, NC from hwy, 63.
Known for many outdoor activities western North Carolina also offers many diverse cultural events year round.  

The Asheville area is also a premier spot for
breweries, locally designed art and crafts,
on the cutting edge with 
"go green" trends.

Hot Springs sign 
Hot Springs... 
it may not be "Mayberry",
 but imagine a place with locally owned Gentry hardware store, restaurants, and shops.
Children ride their bikes on the sidewalk,
people engage each other in friendly conversation.

canoeing on French Broad river
Avid outdoors people enjoy water activities such as white water rafting, kayaking, and fishing 
Appalachian Trail hiker in Hot Springs, NC
Hikers enjoy many trails including the renowned Appalachian Trail, and other local trails.  

Hot Springs is the only town in North Carolina where the Appalachian Trail passes through the town. 
Appalachian Trail sign 
Biking, motorcycling, camping, and sightseeing 
are also popular activities.
Biker on Blue Ridge Parkway

Rocky Bluff Campground near Hot Springs, NC


In 2012 Hot Springs was voted by readers of
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine as the
"Best Small Mountain Town".
Hot Springs, NC Welcome Center 
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine.

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