Biltmore Forest is a small area located in the Asheville Metropolitan area of North Carolina. With a per capita income just above $85,000, this upscale community ranks as the 2nd wealthiest town in the state. Popular livability websites like AreaVibes have deemed Biltmore Forest the best city in North Carolina (and Top 100 in the United States) for employment, while the town also boasts some of the lowest crime rates and best educational scores in and around the state.
Much like other mountain cities in the region, Biltmore Forest has four very unique seasons each year. It sits at higher elevation when compared to other cities in North Carolina, which means summer temperatures are slightly lower and very tolerable. In fact, during the peak of summer in July temperatures may only reach into the low 80's. Once the fall season comes around, you'll notice the mountains will begin to come alive with vivid color. The varied elevation, along with its biodiversity, gives this part of the state one of the longest fall foliage seasons in all of North America.
Biltmore Forest Village and the surrounding area is home to a variety of locally-owned restaurants and breweries. In fact, the Asheville region is often referred to as a "food paradise." Choose a restaurant specializing in Thai, French, Southern cuisine, or just about anything else your taste buds might be craving! Those wanting to spend the afternoon shopping will have several different malls and upscale boutiques to choose from within just a short 10 minute drive.
There is no reason to stay inside when you're living in this community! Whether you stay active by enjoying rafting, fishing, biking, hiking, tubing, mountain climbing, or just about any other outdoor activity, you can explore your inner adventurer here.
Popular events that take place each year include Asheville Beer Week, Asheville Wine & Food Festival, LEAF Festival, and Christmas at Biltmore. Music also plays a big role in the atmosphere of this city. You can hear great tunes any night of the week at places like The Grey Eagle Music Hall and Pub.
Public schools in and around the Asheville area spend roughly $9,000 per student and class sizes average a very respectable 15.5 students per teacher. Several schools in the area also rank Top-100 in the state for best education, including T.C. Roberson High School, Martin L. Nesbitt Jr. Discovery Academy, Buncombe County Early College, Cane Creek Middle School, and Valley Springs Middle School.