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Overrated, overpriced, overtaxed

Have lived in area for 12 years. Yes, there are some excellent restaurants, but that's about it. Horribly inflated and poorly built housing. Zoning nonexistent or ludicrous. Be prepared to find an auto junkyard directly across from your development driveway, beat up trailers with jacked up rusting pick ups next to your "country estate."There are now 150 "halfway houses" installed in needier areas that bring in income for the owners, …
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ZzyzzyPosted on Apr 04, 2016
I can't wait to move after six months - six more to go!

This place is deceptive and if you move here alone as a single woman in her 40's from a more sophisticated place with various types of industry and people of all types, this place can get depressing fast. It rains a lot and is grey and dumpy looking most of the winter. So if you have SAD, don't let anyone here tell you there are mosty sunny days with blue …
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lynnecwPosted on Feb 12, 2015

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Does Anyone know about employment at the Pisgah Inn I recently got a offer at the Pisgah Inn. I applied through craigslist and received a call from the personnel mgr asking for references. I sent them and then received a email (through craigslist several days ago) saying they would love to have me (come up on such and such a date). Problem is I have sent several other messages asking specifics (what to bring, uniforms ect) …
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eukaryotePosted on Jun 08, 2016
Server Salary- Top Paying Restaurants in Asheville This question is directed to the restaurant professionals working in Asheville. We're considering moving to Asheville from a large city. My husband works as a server in a fine dining restaurant and makes 55-65K. We're prepared to take a hit to his paycheck in Asheville, but we're wondering if the hit will be too much for us to stomach. I would love to know the restaurants where you'd …
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IrelandPosted on Sep 15, 2015
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