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Major Cities

Asheville, North Carolina is located in the Eastern Time Zone about halfway between Washington D.C. and Miami, providing a central location in the growing U.S. Southeast. Located in the heart of the western North Carolina, Asheville is a culturally and economically diverse community of arts and science, with easy access to most major markets in the eastern half of the U.S.

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The Asheville Regional Airport offers multiple daily and non-stop flights including 10 hub cities.

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Asheville offers quick and direct interstate and rail connection to Port of Charleston (250 miles) and Port of Savannah (285 miles). Inland Port Greer is approximately 65 miles from Asheville.

Asheville MSA


Buncombe County sits at the crossroads of I-40 and I-26, providing easy accessibility to markets along the east coast. This strategic location provides direct interstate connection to I-81 and I-85, I-77 and I-95. The Port of Charleston (250 miles), Port of Savannah (285 miles) and Inland Port Greer (67 miles) can also be accessed quickly by a direct interstate or rail connection.

Asheville MSA

Educational Institutions

In addition to 44 schools in Buncombe County, the Asheville MSA provides a number of higher education institutions including universities, colleges and community colleges, offering Asheville students a variety of degree programs and areas of study.

Asheville MSA

Major Employers

A diverse mix of major employers call Asheville, NC home. Operating in all types of industries, these employers contribute to keeping Asheville’s economy healthy, innovative and diverse.

Asheville MSA

Points of Interest

Asheville is recognized worldwide for its eclectic attributes; including its location in the stunning Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains and abundance of year-round outdoor activities and festivals.


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