Asheville ranked seventh-friendliest city in the nation

Readers of Conde Nast’s Traveler magazine have ranked Asheville the seventh-friendliest travel destination in the country.

Published on Aug. 11, the full list of the friendliest destinations, according to the votes of 128,000 readers, is:

  1. Charleston, S.C.
  2. Park City, Utah
  3. Savannah, Ga.
  4. Nashville, Tenn.
  5. Austin, Texas
  6. Santa Fe, N.M.
  7. Asheville, N.C.
  8. Jackson, Wyo.

Reader comments include:

“We loved Asheville.”

“Good restaurants. Gay-friendly (although we aren’t gay). Lots of arts, theatre companies, art galleries, with an¬†eclectic, fun, and lively River Arts District.”

“An all-around wonderful small city.¬†Great mountain scenery and friendly people. Always a smile from those you meet.”

Traveler magazine feature on America’s friendliest cities

About Virginia Daffron
Managing editor, lover of mountains, native of WNC. Follow me @virginiadaffron

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3 thoughts on “Asheville ranked seventh-friendliest city in the nation

  1. Cherokee

    Yep if you have cash and are not disabled..poor or marginalized by the misogyny and racism here. It’s a friendly place..what gets me about Casheville is an inability to confront what we lack.

    • Jason

      An old rich Floridian once told me; ” The thing about Asheville is; nobody wants to talk to you unless you have money.”

      I couldn’t agree more! The sad result of major income equality in this city!

  2. Jason

    Charleston #1 for sure! They have the service industry down to a science… Never been to an establishment there without being treated like a priority….. Which is way more than I can say about Asheville…. 5 out of 10 times one cannot ignore the typical pretentious bartender who tries (just a little too hard) to insinuate you’re interrupting their day…

    ASHEVILLE; where the 20 somethings come to retire

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