Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chicken Hill

The infamous Chicken Hill which sits right above the railroad tracks and a stones throw from downtown is finally staring to get revitalized. As a real estate agent, I've been in awe that this area is just now starting the process. I've always thought of it as a cool little niche. Not only does is it close to downtown but it has the rugged artistic charm of the river district. Now that there is the Wedge brewery what's not to love about the river arts district! More to come.....Did I forgot to mentioned that the revitalization has a green focus AND it's affordable? Hooray!!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

World's Tallest Bike Attempt

Got a video of the second attempt to ride the world's tallest bike at LAAFF last weekend and thought it was worth posting.


In case you missed the Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival ... the best people watching event in all of NC ... here is a slide show.

If you weren't there, you missed bike jousting, people watching, belly dancers, people watching, live music, arts, people watching, good food, the world's tallest bike and much much more.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Asheville Property Mapping

Getting our map on ...

Do you need some custom mapping or GIS analysis in Asheville, Western North Carolina or the world? Don't hesitate to call ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

House of the week

68 Frances St. (in progress)
For Sale: Green Home in West Asheville, Certified to use 40% less energy than current building code requires - ( that's like 40% off your monthly utility bills) 1523 Sq/Ft, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, Contemporary Open Floor Plan with Hardwoods Throughout, Passive Solar Techniques, Ready for Solar Panels!

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

LAAFF - Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival

"All local and all original"

Today is the 7th annual Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival. Come on down to Lexington Avenue for one of the best looks at what is Asheville is all about. It will be full of local performance artists, other live street acts, live music - LOTS of live music, art, great food and more people watching than you can find anywhere in the state. This year promises to be great as Tall Bike Freak Micheal Mooney goes for the world record - again - riding a 43 feet tall bike, mountable only by crane.

In addition to all the normal GREAT stuff down on Lexington Avenue, this year local graffiti artists will be painting the support column under I-240. "This expansive mural portrays original images of local characters and uniquely Asheville scenes focusing on Sustainability, Arts and Culture, Community, and Asheville Saints. " - taken from the LAAFF myspace site.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Organicfest 2008

Celebrating everything organic in and around Asheville.

Organicfest is a FUNtastic celebration of everything organic and green! A festive day of live music, organic food and drink, organic and green goods, informative info on organic cooking, gardening, shopping and fun activities for kids of all ages!

Battery Park Ave, September 6th from 10am - 6pm.

more info: http://www.organicfest.org/

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

House of the week - The Primrose Cottage

The Primrose Cottage (conventional listing)the rarest of historic commodities in the city, is a classic c 1913 English Cottage nestled in a park-like setting just below the GPI. Her delicate architectural details are a rare and wonderful treat for your most discriminating buyer. Surrounded by lush gardens & stone pathways, she features HW floors, an antique gas FP & most of her original period elements. A former Griffin Award winner. Oversized matching one car garage in back. Perfect second home for less than an avg condo. On the Nat’l Historic Register.

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