Leicester, NC

Leicester, NC located just North West of Asheville, is a hidden gem and a part of the Asheville Metropolitan Area. Very few are aware of Leicester’s beauty, rolling hills and ah-mazing views.

Driving throughout Leicester you get a glimpse of rural Western North Carolina that is sprinkled with barns and cornfields, country stores, small churches and pastures dotted with cows and horses. Leicester is a hidden gem that inspires you with its natural beauty.

Whether you plan to build in Leicester or the surrounding Asheville area, let’s explore a few local features this beautiful place has to offer.

tree  Addison Farms Vineyard is a family owned vineyard situated on 55 beautiful rolling acres in Leicester, NC. They have 6 varieties of wine offered both in the tasting room, as well as, to be purchased online. The farm offers guided tours and hosts a wedding venue.

tree  Dr. King’s Carolina Bison Farm is a fourth generation family farm where you can take a tour and see Bison, African watusi, elk, yak and Camel. They work towards preserving and elevating populations. They promote a healthy lifestyle by incorporating high quality meat, thus supporting the concept of farm to table and its importance.

tree Yesterday Spaces is a 70 acre working family farm in Leicester, NC. They are situated along rolling hills and serve as an event venue for hosting weddings, receptions, reunions and retreats. They also have a farm called Gaining Ground whose main focus is on raising organic produce, flowers and antibiotic, hormone free, grass fed beef. Gaining Ground sells its produce at farmers markets, as well as supplying local restaurants in the area. Locals can enjoy the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) by becoming a member or by subscribing to receive a box of vegetables or other farm products that are seasonally produced weekly throughout the farming season.

tree Leicester farmers market is a lovely way to stock up on flowers, baked goods, meat, cheese, herbal remedies and more. All items are grown and produced around the Leicester area. Featuring over 20 local vendors and hosted at the Leicester Community Center.
tree  Leicester recently completed a new four lane road expansion over a four-mile section to widen U.S. 19 to handle increased traffic. This is a multi-phase project underway by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Supporters of the project believe it will boost business prospects and tourism as well as relieve congestion for commuters.
tree  Fantastic and spacious, the Leicester library offers a 360 view of the surrounding mountains. It has a lovely area for cozying up with your littles to read books, peruse on their high speed internet or view their rotating exhibition space. They often host a variety of events suitable for the entire family, such as the Master Gardeners Series, Healthy Living classes and the Tiny Art Show.
tree  Leicester has a brand new fire department! Situated on a beautiful hilltop overlooking the rolling mountains of Leicester, NC is a brand new state of the art Fire Department main station. They provide around the clock fire and medical services to part of Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties in North Carolina.


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