The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Asheville Malls
Shopping Districts

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Susanna Pantas, Artist

Asheville has a great range of shopping opportunities, from charming historic shopping districts to two major malls. Downtown Asheville is a mix of art and craft galleries, specialty shops, bookstores and antique shops. Especially noteworthy is the historic Wall Street district, with its fascinating collection of shops, and the nearby recently restored Grove Arcade Public Market. Biltmore Village is another must see historic district of specialty and gift shops, art and crafts galleries, menís and womenís apparel stores and bookstores. Not to be missed!


Asheville Mall: Asheville's major mall located on Tunnel Road on the southeast side of Asheville. The line up of stores includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Belk, Gap, JC Penney, Sears and over 75 other stores. Take Exit 7 off I-240. Other shopping centers constellated around or near the Asheville Mall include the Super Wal-mart on Swannanoa River Road, and the River Hills Shopping Center located at the end of Tunnel Road. 3 South Tunnel Road, Asheville NC 28805, 828-298-0012.

Asheville Outlets: 325,000-sq.ft. open air center that features 75 manufacturers and retail outlets. Located on the west side of Asheville off I-26. Take Exit 2 off I-26. 800 Brevard Road, Asheville NC 28806.

Artist's rendition of Asheville Outlets

Shopping Districts:
Biltmore Village: Built in the late 1890's as a classic planned community at the entrance to George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore Village  is  one of Asheville most fascinating and interesting shopping districts. 

Grove Arcade Public Market: Built by E.W. Grove, creator of the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, the Grove Arcade opened in 1929 and thrived until World War II as one of the country's leading public markets. Restored and reopened to the public in 2002, the Grove Arcade is not only one of Asheville's architectural jewels, it is also home to a large number of unique shops and restaurants. The Arcade is located downtown just to the west of Haywood Street.

Lexington Avenue District: The Lexington Avenue district is located in downtown Asheville, just north of Pack Square and is home to some of the city's most interesting and diverse stores. The lineup ranges from neo-hippy to contemporary chic and features shops known for funk, punk and creative gifts, as well as coffee shops and sidewalk cafes.

River Arts District:
Located in a former industrial area of Asheville along the French Broad River, the River Arts District today is now one of the arts and crafts centers of Asheville.

Wall Street: Named after Wall Street in Manhattan, this Wall Street is far from being a financial center but is instead home to some of Asheville's finest shops and restaurants. Find it just west of Haywood Street near the Grove Arcade Public Market.

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Tunnel Road: Home to hundreds of stores and restaurants, and the Asheville Mall, Tunnel Road stretches southwest and east of Asheville, beginning on the south side of Beaucatcher Tunnel.

West Asheville: Historic West Asheville, centered on the revitalized Haywood Road, offers an exciting array of specialty shops, artisans, restaurants and pubs as well as other more standard retail and service businesses     

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