Asheville - WEST
This area is west and northwest of Downtown Asheville and stretches out towards Candler and Leicester. The interesting part of west Asheville is the RAD (River Arts District) and the Haywood corridor. The River Arts District was historically a manufacturing and factory area. Years ago artist started to acquire the old buildings for their studios and it has been a very eclectic area. Carrier Park has a wonderful walking/running greenbelt that is paved, also there is the Mellowdrome - third of a mile biking loop for fixed gear racing or just for anyone not wanting to ride on the road.
West Asheville along the Haywood road is a wonderful mix of local shops, restaurants and bars. The homes in this area appeal to buyers who like to walk or bike to the wonderful destinations along this area. It is known for its health conscious restaurants, organic mechanics, vintage clothing shops and sidewalks filled with strollers, bikes and people on foot. Many of the middle class homes in West Asheville have been renovated back to their original character.