Lots of people know about the Arboretum but have you visited the Botanical Gardens. They are adjacent to UNCA, free, and offer a gentle walking trail. For more information click here
Candler is a small bedroom community just west of Asheville at Exit 44 on Interstate 40. It is mostly residential with 3 larger grocery stores, several banks and pharmacies and numerous restaurants. There is a satellite campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. The largest recent residential development is Biltmore Lake which surrounds the small Enka Lake. Much of rural Candler is out Hwy. 151 and backs up to Pisgah National Forest. Hwy 151 leads to the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are 240 homes on the market at this time between the prices of $1,690,000 and $89,900. The most common house price is from $175,000 to $350,000. Candler extends to the Haywood County line and has two exits on I-40.