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    Posted on Nov 19, 2014

    10 Reasons Asheville, NC Is The Brooklyn Of The South

    Hipsters, REJOICE.

    1. Trendy Food

    Season With Spice / Via blogger.com

    Asheville and Brooklyn are both foodie havens. From vegan to paleo, food trucks to "five stars"...you name it- they have it. Not to mention a Whole Foods on every corner.

    2. Expensive Rent

    Urban Edge NY / Via urbanedgeny.com

    Median rent in the city center of Asheville is $1,500 per month, with Brooklyn around $2,500.

    3. Fitness Freaks

    ALLEN YING / Via yogatothepeople.com

    Ashevillians and Brooklynites LOVE to move their bodies. Fortunately, both cities boast donation based studios for the *broke* inhabitants. Asheville Community Yoga and Yoga To The People are winners for each.

    4. Street Festivals

    Blue Ridge Impressions / Via wordpress.com

    Tourists (and residents) flock to Asheville and Brooklyn for a plethora of outdoor festivals every year.

    5. BEARDS

    Brooklyn Mag / Via bkmag.wpengine.com

    6. Famous Architecture

    Wine and History / Via wordpress.com

    The South has Biltmore, the North has The Brooklyn Bridge.

    7. Music

    Complex / Via complex.com

    Both cities are filled with cool, under-the-radar venues that can't be replicated.

    8. Alternative Lifestyles

    Via i.usatoday.net

    Drive around Asheville and you'll find Keep Asheville Weird slogans plastered on cars (ahem, hybrids). Brooklyn's alternative scene is a close second.

    9. Art

    Our State / Via ourstate.com

    Asheville's famed River Arts District is a compilation of galleries and working studios (not to mention popular restaurants and a brewery). Of course, Brooklyn is filled with the same.

    10. Beer. Beer...Beer.

    Via brooklynbrewery.com

    These two cities live for their craft beers. Brooklyn Brewery underwent expansion in 2011 to quintuple its capacity. And Asheville? It's more fondly known as "Beer City USA."

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