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he Natural Home Top 10: America's Best Eco-Neighborhood (West Asheville)



3/1/2007 - The Natural Home Top 10: Americas Best Eco-Neighborhood (West Asheville)
by Natural Home Magazine

Natural Home Magazine

"Our picks for the country's top urban neighborhoods encourage the healthy, ecoconscious good life. These burgs boast community involvement; shopping, libraries and schools within a walkable area; public transportation; and locally owned businesses. Some are more affordable than others, but most have mixed-income housing and relatively diverse populations. They encompass environmental and/or social programs; parks, green spaces and neighborhood gathering spaces; farmer's markets and community gardens; and sometimes alternative-energy programs and green building practices.

Asheville, North Carolina

West Asheville Neighborhood

Revitalized in the 1990s, West Asheville has affordable, renovated and fixer upper bungalows and cottages plus a fashionable commercial district, tree-lined streets, historic architecture and a small-community feel.

Curb appeal:

  • Array of locally owned businesses: bookstores, coffee houses, community centers and restaurants
  • Two farmer's markets, plus access to fresh, organic and locally produced food at a community food co-op
  • Diverse mix of singles, young families and older residents
  • Plans for a revamped problem intersection, including a medicinal herb garden, info kiosk, bike rack, benches, sculpture garden"

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