Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, independence and individualism are woven into the fabric of society. Living here gives you the opportunity to visit the homes of literary lions, such as Thomas Wolfe and Carl Sandburg, or admire America’s Largest Home®, Biltmore Estate. Marvel at the endless views atop Grandfather Mountain or deep within Linville Caverns. Visit Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the eastern United States. The whole region is filled with culture, thrilling music, and master artisans—from the Folk Art Center to the River Arts District. Experience the natural beauty of the region as only the open road can with a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Once you discover Asheville and Hendersonville, you may want to stay forever.