On the south end of Asheville’s downtown is an up-and-coming little neighborhood called South Slope. In just a few short years, it has become known also as the “Brewery District.” But, beer isn’t all the area has to offer!
South Slope Lifestyle
The Lofts at South Slope is a brand-new, pet-friendly, contemporary living space, offering a wide range of apartments and lots of amenities. For those looking to buy, 125 South Lexington is a 10-years-young, modern, mixed-use building with condos and townhomes available for purchase. And, a few beautiful, old, remodeled houses can be found here and there too. (The neighboring South French Broad area is perhaps best known for spacious, classic, turn-of-century homes.)
No fewer than four gyms are available South Slope, plus a yoga studio and an alternative fitness studio offering trapeze and aerial silks training. Aston Park boasts 12 beautiful, lighted, clay tennis courts, free and open to the public. The Asheville Area Arts Council provides work space, equipment (including a darkroom), and resources to members; and has public exhibition space, classes, and events open to the public. Mountain Bizworks serves the community with small business training, incubation, and loans.
Eagles Nest Outfitters, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Wicked Weed Brewing, and Green Man Brewing’s production facilities are the neighborhood’s largest employers; and Mission Hospital, one of Asheville’s top-three job providers, is just a five-minute drive down Asheland Avenue. Self-employed or remote workers can check out Base Camp or Hatchworks for co-working and office-rental options. Isaac Dickson Elementary, Asheville Middle, and Asheville High School are all within a few miles.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
What to do for fun after all that gym-going and co-working? If you feel artsy, check out Tracy Morgan Gallery or ZaPow, or commune with the beautiful collection of wood from around the world in the basement at Asheville Hardware. Catch a Tourists baseball game at nearby McCormick Field. See a concert at the Orange Peel or a film at Grail Movie House. Feeling adventurous? Get in the car and hop a few blocks down Biltmore to check out Noble Kava Bar, Adam Dalton Distillery, or Biscuit Head. Or, if you feel like a quiet night at home, stop by Tasty Beverage and pick up a craft beer, wine, mead, ale, or soda, and take it with you. Enjoy dinner, a craft beer, and maybe some live music at Asheville Brewing Company, Bhramari, Ben’s Tune-Up, Storm Rhum, Buxton Hall BBQ, Burial Beer Company, or Little Bee Thai. Should you find yourself in a bar or brewery not serving food, such as Catawba, The Prospect, or Twin Leaf, then you’re surely not far from a food truck!