Sunday, 27 August 2017 11:35

Five Reasons Asheville is a Great Place to Raise Children

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Wellington Estates is located in Arden, the south Asheville area, conveniently near the airport, Biltmore Park, Hendersonville, and downtown. We have a great, family friendly neighborhood, accessible to all that makes Asheville one of the fastest growing cities in North Carolina. In this article, we will discuss five reasons our community is a great place to live and raise children.

1) Buncombe County School System

Buncombe County School System is one of the better school systems in the state. With well-performing public schools near our neighborhood, parents have an array of choices regarding whether to send children to local public, private, or charter schools. Arden itself is home to one of the best middle schools in the county as well as the prestigious Christ School.

2) Wellington is Convenient to Local Museums

There is a lot of important history in the Asheville area. Our families are thus able to take advantage of numerous museums at which their children can learn and grow. Asheville museums include:

  • The Asheville Museum of Science
  • The Folk Art Center
  • The Thomas Wolfe Memorial
  • The Biltmore House
  • The WNC Nature Center
  • The Arboretum
  • The Pinball Museum

3) Hiking in Western North Carolina

Within just a short distance from Asheville, there are several hundred miles of hiking trails, featuring everything from 360 degree views of mountains, to pristine and powerful waterfalls. Some great local, family friendly hikes include:

  • Linville Falls
  • Craggy Gardens
  • Max Patch
  • Turtleback Falls
  • Crabtree Falls

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4) Greenway and Mountain Biking in Western North Carolina

Whether you like a leisurely riverside ride, or to attack the climbs and downhill descents for which our area is famous. From the French Broad Greenway at nearby Amboy Park, to Bent Creek and Tsali mountain bike parks, Wellington Estates is conveniently located to excellent, family-friendly biking opportunities.

5) Asheville Kid-Friendly Opportunities

Arden is home to nearby Launch Trampoline Park and Lake Julian. We are also accessible to Biltmore Park, the Arboretum, disc golfing, the outlet mall, and many other opportunities for family fun. If you would like more information about owning your own home, in our community, contact us.