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river arts district

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Live among working artists, breweries and restaurants serving cutting-edge cuisine! The River Arts District, or RAD, has gained a national reputation for its mix of galleries, studios, creative businesses, shops, cafes and restaurants. Expanding residential development is a mix of historic homes and sleek, modern condos walkable to downtown and west Asheville. It’s also a popular spot for outdoor activities such as tubing and stand-up paddling on the French Broad River. Some of the neighborhoods here include:

  • Chicken Hill
  • Wecan (West End/Clingman Avenue)

If you like what you see, contact our agents to get more area info, open houses in the area, and listings.

area highlights

river arts district’s key attractions and highlights

the wedge brewery

The Wedge is like a daily block party, bringing together people of all ages with rotating food trucks serving authentic dishes, events dedicated to community, arts and entertainment, and of course, delicious craft beer.

north carolina glass center

The glass center is a space dedicated to the artistry and education of making glass. Get to know the artists, buy a unique piece, or learn how to make it your own. The center offers equipment rental, in-depth glass-working shops, and weekly showcases.

wai mauna SUP tours

Explore the history and culture of Asheville in a fun and unique way – stand up paddleboarding on the French Broad River! Paddlers begin floating through the Biltmore Estate and end among the breweries and shops of the River Arts District.

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