Charming, old-fashioned-but-hip downtown Asheville has nearly 30 condominium complexes to choose from. Ranging in price from just under $200,000 for a small 1/1 at Clingman Lofts to $2.9 million for an expansive 3/3 at 23 Rankin, there are options to suit a variety of budgets and family sizes. Most downtown condos feature balconies or porches and high ceilings. Many are brand-new, beautifully remodeled spaces in historic buildings, while an increasing number of new complexes are being built. A surprising percentage offer in-building parking, or at least a lot on site. Some communities are pet-friendly.
Residents living in downtown Asheville condos have immediate access to Asheville’s bustling city center. Wake up as the Southern Appalachian sun spills onto the restored hardwood floors and creeps up an exposed brick wall to the 12-foot vaulted ceiling. Walk down to the street and grab a smoothie from Over Easy Café or Eggs Benedict at Early Girl, or maybe a latte and a delicate pastry from Old Europe. If cooking is more your thing, walk a few blocks to the French Broad Food Co-Op or Hopey and Co. to pick up some groceries.
From there, perhaps you stroll to the office or wander back to your home office as you smell the mountain air mix with delicious aromas from downtown’s many restaurants. Those who are self-employed may choose to join one of several co-working offices in downtown Asheville or rent an office space. Pop over to your own kitchen for lunch; or enjoy a Noodle House meal, or perhaps a lunchtime meeting at Table. Be sure to make time in the day for stopping to say hello to downtown regulars, shop owners, and passing friends—Asheville is friendly as can be!
After finishing the day’s business, the sky’s the limit. Many downtown condos literally have rooftop patios; or you may stop by Sky Bar for a cocktail. Drop by one of downtown’s many gyms for a workout, or choose from yoga, dance, pilates, or aerial silks classes. Attend a group meditation, community meeting, or philosophy Meetup.
Families may want to check out Pack Square in the summertime for Splashville, downtown Asheville’s fountain play space. Or, the whole crew might enjoy one of downtown’s many seasonal events, like Shindig on the Green (live music at Pack Square)…and ice cream at Cold Stone afterwards. On a weekend, take the Kids to Little Explorers Club at the Asheville Science Museum; or drive 20 minutes in almost any direction to find hikes, waterfalls, and swimming holes in the mountains.
Dinner, of course, can be just about anything you like. Cook at home and sit on your own terrace while you watch the city pass by; or, if you prefer to have someone else do the cooking, it would likely take a year of dining out every night to exhaust all the options. Downtown residents have nearly everything at their fingertips!