Asheville, NC - Discussion Groups & Neighborhood Forums
Asheville loves its communities and neighborhoods. Wherever you go in the city, you’ll find friendly people, getting involved in where they live.
One of the best ways to join in is by using some of the online resources and discussion groups that exist, serving specific neighborhoods and Asheville as a whole. For a brief overview of the main neighborhoods in Asheville, here’s a map.
Specific discussion groups for Asheville neighborhoods and communities
- Montford List Serve – A Yahoo group and email list serve service for people living in and around the Montford area. Discussion range from the best contractors and local businesses to sharing information on proposed plans, community meetings, yard sales and more
- Five Points Neighborhood – Another Yahoo group with an active community service the Five Points neighborhood between Montford and Merrimon
- West Asheville Exchange (WAX) (Facebook) – A place for residents in West Asheville to exchange recommendations, good and services. A very active group with some genuine bargains; much payment is made in beer (well, it is Asheville!)
- West Asheville Love (Facebook) – Another Facebook group serving the wonderful West Asheville
- Greater Brucemont Neighborhood – A Yahoo group serving the Greater Brucemont area for residents of Dorchester Ave, South Louisiana Ave, Brucemont Circle, Brucemont Place, Barry Place, Florida Place, Majestic Ave and the surrounding area
- East West Asheville Neighborhood Association – An association looking after the area between I240 and the French Broad River. They are an active group, taking collective action for the benefit of their residents; you can join the email list here
- Grove Park – Sunset Mountain Neighborhood Association – A neighborhood association covering the Grove Park and surrounding areas in North Asheville
- West End / Clingman Avenue Neighborhood – This is an all volunteer neighborhood association that includes some of Asheville’s River Arts District
General discussion groups for Asheville
- Asheville (Facebook) – The main Asheville discussion group on Facebook, with around 2,500 members
- Asheville Subreddit (Reddit) – A very active, diverse and interesting collection of information and discussion based around our city
- Trip Advisor Asheville Forum – If you’re planning a trip to Asheville, this is a good place to start
- Asheville Forums – A new site to offer online discussion in Asheville, it features forums for all of the main districts and areas in and around the city
- You’re probably from Asheville If (Facebook) – A group dedicated to celebrating the city and the diverse range of people that love living here
- Asheville on Google Plus – A small Asheville community on Google Plus, enjoying lively discussion
- Asheville Freecycle – Of course there’s a very active Freecycle recycling group in Asheville – This is what we do! The Yahoo Groups List Serve has hundreds of exchanges every month
- Asheville Mommas – If you’re a mother in Asheville, and you want to meet some like-minded people, the Asheville Mommas group is a great place to start. The talk isn’t just related to kids either, with plenty of other posts on health, great places to go and more
- Gay Asheville – There’s a vibrant and active LGBT community in the Asheville area, and you can find out more about the various resources at the Gay Asheville NC website
- Asheville Meetup Groups – There are dozens of meetup groups in and around the city, so there’s bound to be something that suits you, whatever your interest
- Asheville Artists – A Yahoo group for artists to discuss work, galleries, promotion and more
- More Asheville Yahoo Groups – There are many more Yahoo groups for Asheville as well, on a wide variety of topics
- More Asheville Facebook Groups – There are plenty of Asheville centered groups on Facebook, here’s a list
Whatever neighborhood you live in, and whatever your interest, there are dozens of ways to get involved, and this is really just a starting point.
If you know of any other good neighborhood resources or discussion groups, please let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add them.