Life in Weaverville
Learn more about what Weaverville has to offer
About Weaverville North CarolinaLying just 8 miles north of downtown Asheville in Buncombe County, Weaverville strives to maintain its small town character while it is experiencing growing interest from newcomers and developers.
The small town atmosphere is idyllic and much sought after for a slower pace of life and respite from the hustle and bustle of city living. Weaverville is home to many artists, cottage industries, small businesses and even major industry, as well as residential communities of all types including a fine golf community. Quality schools and excellent community services distinguish the town and in shows in its pride by all who live here.
The town boasts two parks, Lake Louise, walking paths, quaint shops and galleries, restaurants, café’s, brew pubs and even a drug store with a soda fountain! From Art in Autumn to Music on Main to the Candlelight Stroll, all generations can enjoy and participate in a myriad of activities that the town puts on for its citizens.
The town was chartered in 1875 and was named after Michael Montraville Weaver who gave the land for the town. In the 1800s, the town was home to grand hotels as well as coastal visitors escaping the heat of the summer. Notable individuals such as Author O. Henry spent his days in Weaverville to recuperate before returning to his home in New York.
Places to See
With this scenic and laidback environment, Weaverville is a favorite tourist destination. It is well-liked by nature lovers, hikers, as well as outdoor enthusiasts as the town provides easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Aside from the mountains, Weaverville is abundant with many other scenic places. For instance, the Lake Louise Park is a favorite gathering place for many folks as it has picnic tables and shelters for everyone.
Another great place in Weaverville is the Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site, a pioneer homestead in North Carolina during the Civil War period. This historical site is nestled in the picturesque Reems Creek Valley that is just five miles from Weaverville. Another favorite location for locals and tourists is the French Broad River Banks where there are waterfront log cabins for small town vacationing.
Things to Do
Weaverville has more than the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and its long miles of hiking trails and scenic routes. Weaverville is also home to many local artisans. Main Street is where you can find numerous galleries and studios where artisans display their works of art. You can also find local shops that sell artisan wine, beer, and cheeses. Main Street is also home to great restaurants that provide local flair and flavor to both residents and tourists alike. The area is also the site of festivals that are held yearly. An example is the street art festival that takes place every September, and the Art Safari held every November.
From Main Street to the Mountains
- Parks for all ages around town
- Mountain adventures just minutes away
- Natural beauty in every direction
- Small town lifestyle with amenities