Ranked in the 68th percentile


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  • Sunny Weather
  • High Graduation Rates
  • High Income per Capita
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Please read this review in its entirety. My family and I have lived in Asheville for a number of years as transplants from Charlotte. There are a lot of good things we enjoy about Asheville NC: the scenery, the weather, the canine community and the alternative health scene. However, over the past 4 years, this town has become a nightmare to call home. There are constant reminders or racism. Townspeople ride around with Confederate Flags offending anyone that is in view of their vehicles. They park their racist vehicles anywhere that will allow them when they go to work with their flags blazing i.e a Tire and Car repair shop on Sweeten Creek Road near Biltmore, Hardees also at the Biltmore. The police force and government overall have hints of racist inequality. There practically is no middle class as the housing is unbelievably over-priced. The population is becoming increasingly stratified as either retired upper class or poor native. The job market is a bust as the city tries to survive, not thrive, off of a seasonal vacation market. The economic debacle is a contributor to increasing crime. The only Hospital in town had stopped accepting insurance because the Administration wanted more money from one of the main insurance carriers. Eventually, they caved and started to accept insurance that the majority of the residents maintain. This was a severe inconvenience for people who supported the town Hospital for years. Two festivals no longer are supported in the community which made the town extremely vibrant in the Spring and Fall. I do not know what has happened to Asheville. But our family maybe, indeed seeing our last days here. If you are considering vacationing or relocating to Asheville or even visiting, I would think twice. The picturesque beauty is definitely fading.
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Jason BPosted on Apr 20, 2018
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Pest Control Recommendation? In serious need of a good pest control company. Specifically for bed bugs... Need I say more. Let me know if you know of any!
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kaitywPosted on Mar 06, 2018
Xray tech jobs Hi, I'm moving to asheville in April 2018, I was wondering if my bmo/xray tech license will do me any good there, or will I have to get an AS degree? I have 10 years of xray/ma experience, but only Florida bmo license, we must leave this place asap, its awful here, please help
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PshellPosted on Dec 31, 2017
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Source: The Asheville, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).