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Blog Cabin 2009: The Preserve at Little Pine

See what it's like to live in this close-knit mountain community.

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Photo 4 of 4Nearby Asheville was named one of AmericanStyle magazine's 25 Top Arts Destinations.

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Often called "The Paris of the South," nearby Asheville is one of the most vibrant cities in the region. Named one of AmericanStyle magazine’s 25 Top Arts Destinations, the cozy hamlet features more than 150 shops, galleries and antiques stores; Art Deco architecture; and a buzzing restaurant scene. Other day-trip and weekend-getaway options include the resort town of Hot Springs; the charming villages of Weaverville and Marshall; and the picturesque drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, with stops at Mount Mitchell (the highest point east of the Mississippi), Cherokee Indian Reservation and the Folk Art Center of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.