Weaverville is a thriving, small town located along I-26 just minutes from downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Tennessee border. Weaverville is located less than 10 minutes from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, 20 minutes from A-B Technical Community College, 30 minutes from Warren Wilson College, 15 minutes from Mars Hill College, and an hour from Western Carolina University and Brevard College.
Weaverville is home to a number of large industries that are engaged in the high-tech industry. These include Thermo Fisher who manufactures scientific ecquipment, and OTS who makes prosthetic limbs. In addition, the Town is home to AB Emblem which manufactures emblems for the United States Military, NASA, and many police and fire departments throughout the country. These are just a few of the many members of the industrial and business community in Weaverville. Baldor, Balcrank, Shorewood Packaging, and the Sample Group also call Weaverville home.
In addition to its industrial residents, the Town is home to many small, entrepreneurial businesses. The Town's downtown business district is thriving and home to many unique shops. These include Miya Gallery, Mangum Pottery, Shope's Furniture, Brown's Florist, and the Shop Around the Corner. Blue Mountain Pizza, the Well Bred Bakery, Main Street Grill, The Glass Onion, and Main Street Grill are all excellent places to eat located in downtown Weaverville. The Downtown Distirct is also home to many other stores and shops. For more information about the Downtown businesses please visit the website for the Weaverville Business Association.
The Town of Weaverville and the surrounding area is home to one of the most vibrant and active art communities in North Carolina. Each spring and fall, local artists welcome the public into their studios to show off their craft during the Weaverville Art Safari. In addition, each September local artists host Art in Autumn, a juried show for artists. Many members of the Southern Highlands Crafts Guild call Weaverville and the surrounding area home as well.
The Town is only minutes from Asheville, which is home to the largest private home in the country, the Biltmore House. In addition, there are many concerts and other other cultural events that are held in Asheville each year. For more information about visiting Weaverville and Asheville, please visit www.exploreasheville.com.