I just spent a few days in the Asheville area, it was a big break from the down east heat and humidity. I’m considering a 2nd residence to double as a BOL and considering many factors. I like Asheville, but don’t want to be too close to it, there are far too many ex hippie, leftist weirdo, Maynard G Krebs type beatniks there now. I also don’t want to be too close to interstates. I don’t want my property to be contiguous to a national or state park or game land because hikers and hunters have a bad habit of going wherever they like in those areas. I know people who own land next to parks and they constantly complain about trespassers. To me the best areas seem to be West Jefferson, Sparta, Franklin, Murphy to name just a few. Any pros and cons from people who live there now?