The Vista Blog

    The Vista Blog

    5 Tips For Hosting The Ultimate Football Party

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 12, 2017

    Fall is on the way and football season is here! Throw a party to celebrate the occasion and invite friends, family, and maybe some of your newest neighbors in one of our Vista communities!

    Wondering how to host the ultimate football party? We've got the essential tips you need.

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    Mother's Day Brunch in Western North Carolina

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 01, 2017

    Moms have always been there for us and are always making sure our bellies are full! So, why not treat them to the gift they want the most — a perfectly cooked meal by someone besides themselves!

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    Topics: Life in Western NC

    5 Valentine's Getaways In Asheville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on February 08, 2017

    February is here and that means Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Do you have plans for you and your special someone? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway filled with adventure and exploration or pampering and relaxation, Asheville is the place to be! 

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    New Year Resolutions For Your Home

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on January 06, 2017

    2017 is here! New Year resolutions come along each year every time the ball drops at midnight. As you're setting goals to better yourself in 2017, don't forget about the place that you spend most of your time: your home! 

    Check off these New Year resolutions for your home to ensure that you and your loved ones living under your roof are safe, happy, and healthy in the year to come. 

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    Must-Do Winter Holiday Events In Asheville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on December 19, 2016

    Winter is officially here for Western North Carolina, and there are so many fun events and holiday happenings this time of year that we've had the hardest time containing our excitement!

    We've put together this list of what we consider to be must-do winter holiday events in the Asheville, North Carolina area to help you and your family spend your winter break the right way! Here are our top 5 events to experience this holiday season:

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    Must-Do Family Fall Activities In Hendersonville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on October 28, 2016

    One of the biggest compliments we hear in regards to the Hendersonville, NC area is how enjoyable it is to live in year-around. Activities to get your family out there and enjoy the weather for all seasons are endless— and we believe that too! Whether you've just moved here or you've been a life-long resident, we want you to make sure you have a reason to enjoy, embrace, and entangle yourself and your family in the fresh, cool weather this fall.

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    Topics: Insider, Life in Western NC

    U-Pick Farms In The Asheville, NC Area

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on September 28, 2016

    Fall is officially here, and what sounds better than enjoying a homemade cup of apple cider and picking your own fruits and vegetables to turn into your family favorites! We've put together a list of some of our favorite U-Pick farms in the Asheville, NC area.

    Make sure to call before you plan a trip to one of the following farms, pack a cooler to stash your pickings, and get ready to enjoy the best locally grown produce you can find. Note: Pick-your-own produce options depend on the time of year, weather, and crop yields, so it's important to call to check that your favorite vegetable or fruit is available.

     

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    Topics: Life in Western NC

    Looking For a New Favorite Breakfast Spot in Western North Carolina?

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on July 28, 2016

    While we're always up for helping the residents of our great Vista communities figure out a pefect spot to head out for a night on the town, it's really breakfast where the WNC shines. From traditional biscuits-and-gravy offerings through more varied fare, WNC has lots of breakfast options you're sure to enjoy. We've pulled together five of our favorites to recommend, so that no matter where you are in Western North Carolina, a great breakfast is only a short trip away.

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    Topics: Life in Western NC

    What It's Like To Live In The Blue Ridge Mountains

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on June 02, 2016

    Extending southwestward through the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, the Blue Ridge Mountains are pleasantly dignified for nearly 615 miles. Folks that have never lived or spent much time in the Blue Ridge Mountains may think a trip there would be monotonous.

    They'd be wrong.

    Those who do live in the Blue Ridge Mountains sing a different tune— these beautiful mountains are something special, with friendly inhabitants and a humble and homespun nature that welcomes just about everyone. The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the oldest, most accessible, and culturally fascinating ranges in the world. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our take on the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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    Topics: Life in Western NC

    Best Golf Courses in Hendersonville, NC

    Posted by Danielle McKelley on May 17, 2016

    Ah, the thought of enjoying the quiet house all to yourself while your counterpart is away with friends doing what they enjoy best...golfing. If you’ve lived here for quite some time, you know the ins and outs of golfing in Hendersonville and have no problem finding a spot. But if you’re new to the area, you may not know the best golfing places in town— the one that is a spectacular Father’s Day gift (for those of you planning ahead), or the place your family will enjoy the most together. That’s why we’re here to help! Read below to find where the four magical spots are.

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    Topics: Life in Western NC