The mountains, without a doubt. The scenery, the people, the food, the music, the culture, everything. Especially this time of the year, the mountains are beautiful! Anyone who hasn't seen the leaves in the fall needs to take a ride on the parkway asap!
I enjoy riding my motorcycle on the Blue Ridge Parkway.I also enjoy visiting Cashiers,Mt. Mitchell,Skyuka Mt.(aka White Oak Mt.),Lake Lure,Chimney Rock.We frequently shop in Hendersonville.I live really close to the NC/SC state line so I am frequently in NC.Oh,I also enjoy riding through Green River Cove and Lake Adger.One day I will own a large sail boat and sail the ICW up to Oriental,NC.
The people. It's a tough choice, because I love a lot of things about the state. The food is great, the scenery is great, but it would all be for naught if it weren't for the people who make it such an enjoyable place to live in.
I agree, especially the people that are from here.
I'd like to move to a colder climate, but I've made
so many friends here it would be tough to leave.
Wife and I moved to the Asheville area about 15 years ago from Connecticut. We really liked NC when we came here on a quick visit, and had moved here within 7 months. Just liked the people, the diversification and the lifestyle.
We left Asheville three years ago and now live in a very little town named Yanceyville. It's a small farming community which is very laid back and the folks here are extremely "country nice". So far, it's been great.
Best place to get Christmas trees. When you need a 10' tree you can only get a good one at the lot and Elk Park has the best lot to go to and Winter's. Free popcorn and hot chocolate while you wait for them to cut and trim the tree.