I'm not allowed to not like where I live... it is offensive to everybody who lives anywhere within a 10 hour drive of here.
No... seriously. It seems that people have strong feelings about Asheville. And here is the deal... I just got here! Give me a few days I'm sure I'll get used to it. It's not personal... really. I've just uprooted myself and my kids from my family and friends, with hardly a month's notice, to a place I had never been. To a place that is more of a city, and a bit more rundown, and a tad more expensive. The pawn shop, gun shop, used appliance store, and the "Gang Free Zone" signs on the public school a few blocks away aren't helping. The large daily cinnamon bun from the bakery up the street is. It is an adjustment. But is it not at all possible that Asheville isn't a "step up" from everywhere else in the world? I'm wondering... I mean really... isn't it at all possible that where we moved from was in fact nicer? Just putting that out there.